The Legend Of Gobi (Говийн домог)

The Legend Of Gobi (Говийн домог) Mongolia (2018) Dir. Davaajargal Tserenchimed For only the second time on MIB’s world tour of cinema do we find ourselves in the far off climes of Mongolia, only on this occasion it is to take a trip back in time to feast on the wonders of this historical epic. … Continue reading The Legend Of Gobi (Говийн домог)

Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker

Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker (Cert 12A) US (2019) Dir. J.J. Abrams Well, all good things must come to an end. What began as an ambitious idea from an upstart film director to pay homage to the cliffhanger serials of his youth that nobody believed in became a global phenomenon that changed cinema forever. … Continue reading Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker

MIB’s Top Ten Anime of 2019 (UK)

  It has been another busy year with numerous new and older anime titles getting their UK releases, although the big news is the rise in cinema distribution, with more anime titles hitting the big screen than ever before (except in my local cinema). Previously the province of the annual Scotland Loves Anime festival and … Continue reading MIB’s Top Ten Anime of 2019 (UK)

Youngju

Youngju Korea (2018) Dir. Cha Sung-Duk We all have holes in our lives, often left by the passing of a loved one, which are always difficult to fill but the older we get, the easier it is to let go, because we understand the transience of life. When we are younger this is more of … Continue reading Youngju

The Virgin Psychics (Eiga: minna! Esupâ da yo!)

The Virgin Psychics (Eiga: minna! Esupâ da yo!) Japan (2015) Dir. Sion Sono Not all heroes wear capes or fire laser beams from their eyes, some are ordinary people like you and me (well, maybe less me) who are called upon to use the quirks that makes us help save the world. If only that … Continue reading The Virgin Psychics (Eiga: minna! Esupâ da yo!)

Mom + Mom (Mamma + Mamma)

Mom + Mom (Mamma + Mamma) Italy (2018) Dir. Karole Di Tommaso In a world where LGBT rights is a thorny issue it is quite surprising to learn that Italy is one of the countries resisting positive legislation for this community. Perhaps it shouldn’t given it is home of Catholicism but Italy’s reputation as a … Continue reading Mom + Mom (Mamma + Mamma)

Crime Story (Jung on zo)

Crime Story (Jung on zo) Hong Kong (1993) Dir. Kirk Wong If you think about it, the last person who should ever orchestrate a kidnapping plot is an active police officer. Sure, they can find ways to sabotage the investigation and put their colleagues off the scent but eventually, their malfeasance is going to catch … Continue reading Crime Story (Jung on zo)

Aadai

Aadai India (2019) Dir. Rathna Kumar Everyone likes a good laugh - except Daily Mail readers as they are humourless, soulless creatures - but there are limits to how far a joke can be taken before it stops being funny and becomes dangerous. Whilst having fun shouldn’t be censured, jokers should at least take responsibility … Continue reading Aadai

Sorcerer

Sorcerer US (1977) Dir. William Friedkin There’s taking risks then there is taking risks. Some do it for the thrill others do it for the money or whatever rewards benefit them. Skill and tenacity will get you so far but when your life is endangered by these risks, is it going to be enough? Porvenir, … Continue reading Sorcerer

Gulag: Forgotten Prisoners Of WWII (aka Eternal Winter) (Örök tél)

Gulag: Forgotten Prisoners Of WWII (aka Eternal Winter) (Örök tél) Hungary (2018) Dir. Attila Szász When discussing the atrocities committed during World War II, the Nazis are naturally going to be the first on the list. Yet, it is a fact that they were not alone in executing vile acts of cruelty on other nations. … Continue reading Gulag: Forgotten Prisoners Of WWII (aka Eternal Winter) (Örök tél)