Movie Review – The Stylist

The Stylist (Cert 18) 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: Arrow Video) Running Time: 105 minutes approx. Release Date – June 7th Envy is a terrible thing so why can’t people just be happy with their lot? One of those existential questions we will never get a definitive answer to so in the meantime, we should be … Continue reading Movie Review – The Stylist

Movie Review – Topkapi

Topkapi US (1964) Dir. Jules Dassin Crime capers are a stalwart of cinema, presenting an interesting dichotomy - whether they would inspire criminals to formulate even wilder heists, or if they were designed to inform the police on what to look out for to thwart them. I’m sure both parties would find them valuable, but … Continue reading Movie Review – Topkapi

Movie Review – I Lost My Body (J’ai perdu mon corps)

I Lost My Body (J'ai perdu mon corps) France (2019) Dir. Jérémy Clapin I’m sure you are familiar with the classic line from Oscar Wilde’s The Importance Of Being Earnest from Lady Bracknell when she says to Jack Worthing about how losing one parent “may be regarded as misfortune. To lose both can be regarded … Continue reading Movie Review – I Lost My Body (J’ai perdu mon corps)

Movie Review – About Endlessness (Om det oändliga)

About Endlessness (Om det oändliga) Sweden (2019) Dir. Roy Andersson Preface: I know I am a martyr to myself for watching esoteric arthouse films others seem to love which I end up confused and underwhelmed by, but you never know when you might find one you do get on with. If you don’t try, you’ll … Continue reading Movie Review – About Endlessness (Om det oändliga)

Movie Review – Dead Sushi (Deddo sushi)

Dead Sushi (Deddo sushi) Japan (2012) Dir. Noboru Iguchi The Japanese take their food very seriously, which might seem like a surprise given their reputation for making everything pink when they’re not infusing popular chocolate bars with outlandish favours like squid or green tea. Sushi is one of their signature dishes - mess with that … Continue reading Movie Review – Dead Sushi (Deddo sushi)

Anime Review – Earwig And The Witch

Earwig And The Witch (Cert PG) Theatrical (Distributor: Elysian Film) Running time: 82 minutes approx. Release Date: May 28th Orphans or abandoned children in fiction either have the best lives whilst in care and the worst lives when taken in by a new family or vice versa, there is rarely a happy medium. Maybe it … Continue reading Anime Review – Earwig And The Witch

Movie Review – Souvenir

Souvenir Mexico (2019) Dir. Armond Cohen “Mirrors and copulation are abominable, since they both multiply the numbers of men...” Parenthood is not as straightforward as it may seem. For a start, not everyone wants to have children, whilst not everyone can have children. Then they are those who do have children but end up separated … Continue reading Movie Review – Souvenir

Movie Review – The Counterfeiter aka Project Gutenberg (Mou seung)

The Counterfeiter aka Project Gutenberg (Mou seung) China/Hong Kong (2018) Dir. Felix Chong If a picture paints a thousand words, films wouldn’t need to be two hours long. As much as an image can tell a story, there is always need for nuance, detail, and clarification as the eye can miss so much from looking … Continue reading Movie Review – The Counterfeiter aka Project Gutenberg (Mou seung)

Movie Review – Waxworks (Das Wachsfigurenkabinett)

Waxworks (Das Wachsfigurenkabinett) Germany (1924) Dir. Paul Leni Have you ever wandered through a museum or art display, looked at the exhibits, and ever pondered the stories behind them? There must be something exciting about their history to warrant public display in the first place that we don’t always know about. If not, why not … Continue reading Movie Review – Waxworks (Das Wachsfigurenkabinett)

Anime Review – Kandagawa Jet Girls Collection

Kandagawa Jet Girls Collection (Cert 15) 2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 320 minutes approx. Release Date: May 24th Question: how much of a surprise would it be to learn that jet racing is a thing in Japan, with high school clubs, local, and national championships? If the answer is “Not really” then you … Continue reading Anime Review – Kandagawa Jet Girls Collection