Hide And Go Kill (Hitori kakurenbo)

Hide And Go Kill (Hitori kakurenbo) Japan (2008) Dir. Tomoya Kainuma A decade after Ringu first appeared, Japanese filmmakers were still shamelessly using its basic concept as the basis for their own stories with varying results. This low budget, shot on video puntastic effort may upgrade the technology for a (then) modern setting bit that … Continue reading Hide And Go Kill (Hitori kakurenbo)

Wild Rose

Wild Rose UK (2018) Dir. Tom Harper There is nothing wrong with having dreams. For most of us, they are what drive us to better ourselves, fulfil our potential in our chosen endeavours, or simply bring a bit of cheer to our lives. Some may achieve these goals some may not; the worst thing is … Continue reading Wild Rose

The Spy Gone North (Gongjak)

The Spy Gone North (Gongjak) Korea (2018) Dir. Yoon Jong-bin North vs. South has been a long-standing basis for a feuds in numerous countries across history (except in Germany where it was East vs. West because they had to be different) but one of the longest running would be that in bifurcated Korea. In 1993, … Continue reading The Spy Gone North (Gongjak)

Jin-Roh: Wolf Brigade

Jin-Roh: Wolf Brigade (Cert 15) 1 Disc DVD/2 discs Collector’s Edition Blu-ray/DVD combo (Distributor: Anime Ltd.) Running time: 102 minutes approx. It’s hard to keep a grip on your reality as a human being when you are firmly placed in a situation that requires you to think like an animal, hunting down the enemy and … Continue reading Jin-Roh: Wolf Brigade

Dr. Terror’s House of Horrors

Dr. Terror's House of Horrors UK (1965) Dir. Freddy Francis All aboard the 7:55 from London to Bradley, stopping at…well, there is only one stop and it’s one you will never return from. And for once, this has nothing to do with the shoddily run, profit grabbing privatised railways either! Five men board the aforementioned … Continue reading Dr. Terror’s House of Horrors

Greta

Greta US (2018) Dir. Neil Jordan Making friends is hard for some people, especially if they are getting on a bit and their family is no longer with them. They crave company and welcome any sort of human contact when it comes their way, which sometimes might be construed as them being a bit needy. … Continue reading Greta

Record Of Grancrest War Part 1

Record Of Grancrest War Part 1 (Episodes 1-12) (Cert 15) 2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 285 minutes approx.    As an Autistic person, I have a number of triggers - bright light, loud noises, crowds of people (or just people in general) - but I feel after over a decade of reviewing anime … Continue reading Record Of Grancrest War Part 1

The Chambermaid (La camarista)

The Chambermaid (La camarista) Mexico (2018) Dir. Lila Avilés If there are any unsung heroes in this world devoid of recognition and respect, one could make a strong argument for people who clean up after the rest of us. It might seem like menial work by many but how different would our lives be if … Continue reading The Chambermaid (La camarista)

Man Of A Thousand Faces

Man Of A Thousand Faces  (Cert PG) 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: Arrow Academy) Running Time: 122 minutes approx. Man Of A Thousand Faces might refer to any male politicians but flippancy aside, it is in fact a biopic of an overlooked legendary trailblazer of early 20th century cinema, make-up genius and quite possibly the first … Continue reading Man Of A Thousand Faces

No. 69 House

No. 69 House China (2019) Dir. Lei Zi For some of us love will be nothing more than a fantasy, but what happens if the love you thought was real ends up being a fantasy for a different reason? Or worse still if you can no longer tell if you are currently living in the … Continue reading No. 69 House