Kids On The Slope (Sakamichi no Apollon)

Kids On The Slope (Sakamichi no Apollon) Japan (2018) Dir. Takahiro Miki Another live action adaptation of a successful and in this writer’s opinion top shelf anime series, meaning it has a LOT to live up to. But unlike other anime properties, being a slice of life show means it has less visual spectacle to … Continue reading Kids On The Slope (Sakamichi no Apollon)

WWE – Summerslam 2020

WWE – Summerslam 2020 (Cert 15) 1 Disc DVD/Blu-ray (Distributor: Fremantle Media) Running Time: 178 minutes approx. After the steaming turd that was The Horror Show At Extreme Rules, a show universally panned by fans and critics alike, Vinnie Mac got into a panic about how to restore the faith of the WWE fanbase and … Continue reading WWE – Summerslam 2020

Gully Boy

Gully Boy India (2019) Dir. Zoya Akhtar It shouldn’t matter where you come from, if you have a dream there is no reason why you shouldn’t try to make it happen. Sadly, instead of encouragement, parents in some cultures feel settling for the status quo should be their children’s fate just because it was theirs. … Continue reading Gully Boy

Happy Old Year

Happy Old Year Thailand (2019) Dir. Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit Out of sight, out of mind. If something is likely to dredge up ill-feelings or bad memories then the best solution is to get rid of it, and fill that space with positive vibes. But, letting go isn’t always so easy and maybe these things have significance … Continue reading Happy Old Year

Something a bit different… 2

I've been doing some more tinkering in Photoshop and learning more about photo manipulation composites. This latest effort features my pug Penny who some of you hopefully have seen before if you've watched any of my short films or follow me on social media. If not why not? Obviously, the idea is to do something … Continue reading Something a bit different… 2

Paradise Now

Paradise Now Palestine (2005) Dir. Hany Abu-Assad In my review of the film Hanagatami I discussed how director Nobuhiko Obayashi made it whilst living with a diagnosis of terminal cancer, and how surreal it must be knowing death is imminent. In a twist on that premise, what must a suicide bomber be thinking knowing their … Continue reading Paradise Now

O Maidens In Your Savage Season Collection

O Maidens In Your Savage Season Collection (Cert 18) 2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 303 minutes approx. “Girls think about sex too!” After years of slice-of-life anime series convincing us that all Japanese high school girls are chaste, virtuous and largely asexual, it seems the current trend is dispel this myth and instead … Continue reading O Maidens In Your Savage Season Collection


Hanagatami Japan (2017) Dir. Nobuhiko Obayashi Very few people get to learn when their time is up, so they can prepare for taking the necessary steps for their final hurrah. Surreal Japanese director Nobuhiko Obayashi was someone afforded this privilege, so he decided his swan song would be to make the film he had wanted … Continue reading Hanagatami

Sunkist Family (Sseonkiseu Paemirri)

Sunkist Family (Sseonkiseu Paemirri) Korea (2019) Dir. Kim Ji-Hye Ask anybody for the secrets of successful marriage and the answer will vary, but one constant - which is probably also applicable for many relationships - is of course the physical aspect. However, it is this that can also ruin a marriage, especially if one - … Continue reading Sunkist Family (Sseonkiseu Paemirri)

The Bells Of Death (Duo hun ling)

The Bells Of Death (Duo hun ling) Hong Kong (1968) Dir. Yueh Feng The bells of St Clements might have said oranges and lemons but the bells in this Shaw Brothers revenge movie only signal impending death. By the time our protagonist is done with his targets, citrus fruits will be the last thing on … Continue reading The Bells Of Death (Duo hun ling)