Innocent Witness (Jeungin)

Innocent Witness (Jeungin) Korea (2019) Dir. Lee Han “If only she weren’t Autistic” A line actually spoken in a film apparently designed to help broaden our understanding and knowledge of Autism. Thankfully, this is repudiated by the mother of the autistic girl in question, proclaiming she had never once thought that herself, otherwise it wouldn’t … Continue reading Innocent Witness (Jeungin)

The Ladykillers

The Ladykillers UK (1955) Dir. Alexander Mackendrick Is there such a thing as a criminal mastermind? They can devise complex, ingenious, and audacious plans to commit a robbery that in theory are foolproof. The only thing they never envision is being caught - or that their downfall would come from an unlikely source. Mrs. Wilberforce … Continue reading The Ladykillers

Pili

Pili UK/Tanzania (2017) Dir. Leanne Welham The term “First world problems” is thrown about a lot as an ironic admission of our inherent comfort compared others living under less fortunate circumstances. Yet, how much do we know the struggles in third world countries, where even the smallest things we take for granted are out of … Continue reading Pili

Not Quite Dead Yet (Ichido shinde mita)

Not Quite Dead Yet (Ichido shinde mita) Japan (2020) Dir. Shinji Hamasaki Isn’t science great? You can do wondrous things with it and because of it that not only astound the mind but can also defy nature! Shame some people want to take advantage of it for their own personal gain and will stoop to … Continue reading Not Quite Dead Yet (Ichido shinde mita)

Look Out, Officer! (Si hing chong gwai)

Look Out, Officer! (Si hing chong gwai) Hong Kong (1990) Dir. Lau Sez-yue Ghosts are supposed to be scary, malevolent beings intent on frightening and tormenting us not helpful and agreeable. Casper The Friendly Ghost set a precedent in kids’ comics but in film they have be few and far between. Which brings us to … Continue reading Look Out, Officer! (Si hing chong gwai)

Wrestling Review – WWE – Survivor Series 2020

WWE – Survivor Series 2020 (Cert 12) 1 Disc Blu-ray /2 discs DVD (Distributor: Fremantle Media) Running Time: 206 minutes approx. Release Date: January 18th This is the one night of the year when RAW and SD… Sorry, I can’t do it, especially as this myth is demonstrably untrue. Case in point, on the last … Continue reading Wrestling Review – WWE – Survivor Series 2020

The Traitor (Il traditore)

The Traitor (Il traditore) Italy (2019) Dir. Marco Bellocchio If you were part of a huge criminal organisation like the Mafia then the last thing you would do is become a police informer and spill the beans about the inner workings of this dangerous group. To ensure his place in Italian history - or infamy … Continue reading The Traitor (Il traditore)

Demon City Shinjuku (Makai Toshi: Shinjuku) Anime Review

Demon City Shinjuku (Makai Toshi: Shinjuku) Japan (1988) Dir. Yoshiaki Kawajiri Oh, the things a man will do for a pretty face. There may not be the kind of reward he is hoping for at the end of it, but male bravado is just as toxic as the male libido when it comes to overriding … Continue reading Demon City Shinjuku (Makai Toshi: Shinjuku) Anime Review

3D Kanojo – Real Girl Collection Anime Review

3D Kanojo - Real Girl Collection (Cert 12) 3 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 563 minutes approx. Release Date: January 18th    Despite anime being immensely popular in Japan and across the globe, being an otaku is apparently enough to make you a social pariah on the same level as admitting to liking Mrs. … Continue reading 3D Kanojo – Real Girl Collection Anime Review

Bad Genius (Chalard games goeng)

Bad Genius (Chalard games goeng) Thailand (2017) Dir. Nattawut Poonpiriya Cheaters never prosper. Whether fiddling the books, taking drugs in sports, or coughing at the right answers on a TV quiz, the plan always falls apart in the end and the culprits are caught. Yet the quest to achieve goals with the least amount of … Continue reading Bad Genius (Chalard games goeng)