Miracle In Kasama (Toge no Naka ni Aru Kiseki – Kasama no Kuri no Kinoshita ke)

Miracle In Kasama (Toge no Naka ni Aru Kiseki - Kasama no Kuri no Kinoshita ke) Japan (2018) Dir. Hisashi Ueda Home is where the heart is. Many people feel beholden by their hometowns and rarely venture away from them, except maybe for a holiday, spending their entire lives within the same community. This might … Continue reading Miracle In Kasama (Toge no Naka ni Aru Kiseki – Kasama no Kuri no Kinoshita ke)

Mothers (Dangshinui Bootak)

Mothers (Dangshinui Bootak) Korea (2018) Dir. Lee Dong-eun Where would be without our mothers? We rely on them for food, run to them when hurt or scared, run from them when we are naughty, are quite often take them for granted, and miss them when they are not there. But whilst 50% of the population … Continue reading Mothers (Dangshinui Bootak)

Champagne

Champagne UK (1928) Dir. Alfred Hitchcock People who grew up with wealth are the worst. There, I said it. Now, I realise that might be deemed and egregious generalisation, but there are far too many examples of people whose sense of entitlement has come from not having to struggle or often actually work to afford … Continue reading Champagne

Mysteria Friends Collector’s Edition

Mysteria Friends Collector’s Edition (Cert 15) 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 152 minutes approx. I must apologise in advance for the excessive filibustering present in this review but the title under discussion doesn’t give me much to work with, and since I set myself a 1000 word limit for each review, I don’t … Continue reading Mysteria Friends Collector’s Edition

The Invisible Man

The Invisible Man US (2020) Dir. Leigh Whannell Some people can’t see what is in front of them, especially with regard to the truth. They only see what they want to see and are not prepared to consider an alternative point of view. If they would open their eyes and look out beyond… Have I … Continue reading The Invisible Man

Sputnik

Sputnik (Cert 15) VOD (Distributor: Vertigo Releasing) Running Time: 114 minutes approx. Most people, when they return from a trip bring back a toy, pottery, glassware, or local confectionary as a souvenir, not a dangerous flesh-eating alien. But I guess cosmonauts are more likely to visit places that aren’t exactly “regular destinations”… In 1983, a … Continue reading Sputnik

Live It Up!

Live It Up! UK (1963) Dir. Lance Comfort As life changes, the highs and lows of a wannabe pop star trying to break into the music business is one thing that will remain a constant. The music may differ, the opportunities slimmer or wider, but getting the people who matter invested in you or your … Continue reading Live It Up!

Promare

Promare Japan (2019) Dir. Hiroyuki Imaishi Global Warming is causing many problems for our planet at the moment, the main one being the rising temperatures. It is an issue that so far is only elemental and not likely to manifest itself in humans. Let’s hope it stays that way… In a futuristic setting, the Earth … Continue reading Promare

Domestic Girlfriend Collection

Domestic Girlfriend Collection (Cert 18) 2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 329 minutes approx. The harem set-up in anime is the ultimate male wish fulfilment fantasy for lonely losers like me to live vicariously through, except it is always played for comedy since it won’t ever occur in real life. But what if it … Continue reading Domestic Girlfriend Collection

Rojo

Rojo Argentina (2018) Dir. Benjamín Naishtat You’ve no doubt heard the expression “A good day to bury bad news”. Mostly the province of politicians who don’t want to look totally inept or wilfully pernicious, they quietly release damning or unpopular updates during a disaster in the hope people will be too distracted to notice. Sometimes, … Continue reading Rojo