Eternal Beauty

Eternal Beauty UK (2019) Dir. Craig Roberts    “There is no such thing as happiness, just moments of not being depressed!” Mental health is a serious condition that cannot be pigeon holed to one set of symptoms or its effect on people. As someone on the Autism spectrum, I know whereof I speak as some … Continue reading Eternal Beauty

MIB’s Top Ten Anime of 2020 (UK)

If you think about, 2020 should have been a boon year for UK anime fans being cooped up indoors due to the COVID pandemic meant more time to watch anime! In theory at least. Plenty of new titles were released during the new with some real corkers as well as glut of new films and … Continue reading MIB’s Top Ten Anime of 2020 (UK)

MIB’s Top Ten Anime of 2020 (Japan)

  You don’t need me to tell you that 2020 has been one of the craziest years in recent memory due to the COVID pandemic. Whilst it has taken many lives and inconvenienced millions of others, one area hit hard was the arts, with production of many films and TV shows either brought to a … Continue reading MIB’s Top Ten Anime of 2020 (Japan)

Mother (Mazâ) Movie Review

Mother (Mazâ) Japan (2020) Dir. Tatsushi Omori Not everybody has it in them to be a parent. Giving birth to a child doesn’t automatically make someone a parent, and neither does loving their children - or convincing them they do. As sad as this sounds that isn’t always enough, and it is the child who … Continue reading Mother (Mazâ) Movie Review

Secret Zoo (Haechijianha)

Secret Zoo (Haechijianha) Korea (2020) Dir. Son Jae-Gon If it is all for a good cause then a little deception can be forgiven right? Unfortunately, in the corporate world when money talks and the powerful talk louder, there is no such thing as a good cause when there is a profit to be made, and … Continue reading Secret Zoo (Haechijianha)

To The Ends Of The Earth (Tabi no owari sekai no hajimari) Movie Review

To The Ends Of The Earth (Tabi no owari sekai no hajimari) Japan/Uzbekistan (2019) Dir. Kiyoshi Kurosawa “Our culture is different from yours” Maybe not something that needs to be made obvious by a native of the country you are visiting but unfortunately, it is a fact often ignored by travellers, not always through ignorance … Continue reading To The Ends Of The Earth (Tabi no owari sekai no hajimari) Movie Review

The Killing

The Killing US (1956) Dir. Stanley Kubrick “I love it when a plan comes together” The popular catchphrase of Hannibal Smith from the The A-Team was usually uttered to mark the success of another adventure. It was in the planning. If you don’t have that then what do you have? Ex-con Johnny Clay (Sterling Hayden) … Continue reading The Killing

Something a bit different…7

This entry in my series of photo-manipulations and composites in Photoshop is a sort of Post-Christmas edition, in that it was a picture I made for my sister's Christmas present, starring her pug Millie. I actually made it before some of the other pictures already featured on this site but couldn't share it publicly until … Continue reading Something a bit different…7

Anime Review – Wicked City (Youjuu Toshi)

Wicked City (Youjuu Toshi) Japan (1987) Dir. Yoshiaki Kawajiri Some people get shirty if others mix with those outside of their own race or religion. I wonder how they feel about mixing with someone who is not even of the same species? Probably wouldn’t go down so well, but would they be less begrudging if … Continue reading Anime Review – Wicked City (Youjuu Toshi)

Beasts Clawing At Straws (Jipuragirado Jabgo Sipeun Jibseungdeul)

Beasts Clawing At Straws (Jipuragirado Jabgo Sipeun Jibseungdeul) Korea (2020) Dir. Kim Young-Hoon Money. If it didn’t exist would the world be a better place? If you think of all the trouble it causes, such as class divide and disparity, greed, envy, debt, perhaps it would make things easier if we had a different system … Continue reading Beasts Clawing At Straws (Jipuragirado Jabgo Sipeun Jibseungdeul)