The Forest Of Love

The Forest Of Love Japan (2019) Dir. Sion Sono “Be careful what you wish for as you just might get it” is an old adage that applies to the latest film from provocative Japanese auteur Sion Sono on two levels - firstly, in regard to the plot of this sprawling epic and secondly, referring to … Continue reading The Forest Of Love

The Holy Girl (La niña santa)

The Holy Girl (La niña santa) Argentina (2004) Dir. Lucrecia Martel One of the things that bothers people without any religious inclination is how those some of those who are pious seem to feel their faith is a mandate to enforce their beliefs onto others. It would be nice if they asked if we want … Continue reading The Holy Girl (La niña santa)

WWE – Clash Of Champions 2019

WWE – Clash Of Champions 2019 (Cert 12) 1 Disc DVD (Distributor: Fremantle Media) Running Time: 192 minutes approx. We’ve reached that point in the year when all the gold is on the line in the one show, Clash Of Champions. With so many titles in the WWE now being contested across the two three … Continue reading WWE – Clash Of Champions 2019

Master Z: Ip Man Legacy (Yip Man ngoi zyun: Cheung Tin Chi)

Master Z: Ip Man Legacy (Yip Man ngoi zyun: Cheung Tin Chi) Hong Kong/China (2018) Dir. Yuen Woo-Ping Q: When is an Ip Man film not an Ip Man film? A: When Ip Man isn’t in it! Don’t worry though, this is a spin-off from the Ip Man film trilogy starring Donnie Yen, which luckily … Continue reading Master Z: Ip Man Legacy (Yip Man ngoi zyun: Cheung Tin Chi)

Aniara

Aniara (Cert 18) 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: Arrow Video) Running Time: 106 mins approx. Mankind is doing a great job in driving the earth towards Armageddon if climate change protestors are to be believed, with the latest group to express their concerns going by the subtle name of Extinction Rebellion. But if the earth does … Continue reading Aniara

Ghost Wife

Ghost Wife Thailand (2018) Dir. Mate Yimsomboon Ah, to be a teenager in love. Meeting that special someone to make the days feel more special, growing up together, and taking those first bold steps towards adulthood as a loving couple. Nothing can ruin it - well, except for overbearing and oppressive parents and erm… death! … Continue reading Ghost Wife

It

It US (2017) Dir. Andy Muschietti Coulrophobia is the fear of clowns. This might sound odd to be afraid of costumed japers whose sole remit is to entertain us and make us laugh with their slapstick antics, so what exactly is there to be afraid of? At least with spiders or confined spaces it is … Continue reading It

Asura Cryin’ Collection

Asura Cryin' Collection (Cert 15) 3 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 640 minutes approx.   Picture the scene - sci-fi light novelist Gakuto Mikumo has had a few bottles of sake with a fellow writer who opines out loud “I wonder how many genres can be packed into a single story?”, to which Mikumo replies … Continue reading Asura Cryin’ Collection

The Fish Child (El niño pez)

The Fish Child (El niño pez) Argentina (2009) Dir. Lucía Puenzo Love, apparently, knows no boundaries, be it is age, race, gender, or nationality though in some cases, obstacles are almost assured. One potential interference is class and social status, where the rich and privileged wouldn’t dream of letting their children fraternise with the lower … Continue reading The Fish Child (El niño pez)

WWE – Smackdown 20th Anniversary

WWE - Smackdown 20th Anniversary (Cert 15) 2 Discs DVD (Distributor: Fremantle Media) Running Time: 368 minutes approx. In 1999, the WWF had finally regained control of the Monday Night Wars over WCW after an 83-week domination in the TV ratings. Thanks to Vince McMahon leaving his comfort zone and embracing edgier, adult orientated ideas … Continue reading WWE – Smackdown 20th Anniversary