Anime Review – Alice In Borderland

Alice In Borderland Complete Collection (Cert 15) 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 70 minutes approx. Release Date: July 4th Survival is a natural instinct of human and animals alike. Many times we are forced to go it alone but having others with you for help and support makes all the difference, giving us … Continue reading Anime Review – Alice In Borderland

Movie Review – The Getaway King

The Getaway King (Najmro: Kocha, kradnie, szanuje) Poland (2021) Dir. Mateusz Rakowicz Venerating criminals is an odd trait human beings possess but it does happen. This is not a case of deifying murders and paedophiles but petty thieves who are products of their environment and take on the establishment, quite often winning. In Poland, such … Continue reading Movie Review – The Getaway King

Anime Review – Belle

Belle (Cert 12) 1 Disc Blu-ray/2 Discs Ltd. Ed 4K Blu-ray (Distributor: Anime Ltd.) Running time: 122 minutes approx. The internet has become the best hiding place in the world. It is somewhere for those in pain to seek solace, the lonely to find company, and on a darker note, the malicious and spiteful to … Continue reading Anime Review – Belle

Movie Review – A Shot In The Dark

A Shot In The Dark UK (1964) Dir. Blake Edwards When a murder has been committed and you are the police responding to the call, you send your best man to investigate the case right? It stands to reason. What you don’t do is send the one person most liable to make a complete hash … Continue reading Movie Review – A Shot In The Dark

Movie Review – True Mothers

True Mothers (Asa ga kuru) Japan (2020) Dir. Naomi Kawase Define “mother” - is it someone who gives birth to you or someone who raises, nurtures, and looks after you in life? Obviously, this can relate to fathers too but given the bond that forms during pregnancy, there is an argument the question is more … Continue reading Movie Review – True Mothers

Anime Review – Pompo The Cinéphile

Pompo The Cinéphile (Cert 12A) Limited Theatrical Release (Distributor: Anime Ltd.) Running time: 94 minutes approx. “Welcome to the world of dreams and madness!” So speaks the eponymous character of this anime love letter to cinema, as if the title wasn’t already a giveaway. If the “madness” part sounds like a self-deprecating epigram, it actually … Continue reading Anime Review – Pompo The Cinéphile

Movie Review – Gang

Gang Korea (2019) Dir. Jo Ba-Reun Perhaps you have heard the phrase “Offense is the best form of defence”, or in simple terms “Strike first”. This is a mindset dangerous people entering prison adopt by way of survival, seeking out the current “Daddy” and taking him out to establish their fearsome reputation. But to do … Continue reading Movie Review – Gang

VOD Review – Theo And The Metamorphosis

Theo And The Metamorphosis (Cert 18) (Distributor: Sovereign Film Distribution) Running Time: 96 minutes approx. The Kafka-esque title might alert the more learned among you as what to expect from French director Damien Odoul’s latest offering. It’s not just the title, the entire film is rife with vignettes that could easily have come from the … Continue reading VOD Review – Theo And The Metamorphosis

Movie Review – Wildfire

Wildfire Ireland (2020) Dir. Cathy Brady United we stand, divided we fall. A self-explanatory maxim applicable to a sheer plethora of situations where a tight bond between two or more people is crucial to survival. The most common example would be the family unit - a consolidated family can overcome anything, but not all families … Continue reading Movie Review – Wildfire

Movie Review – Outside The Law

Outside The Law US (1920) Dir. Tod Browning Who would have thought that going straight after a life of crime would be possible, not from a stint in prison, or a rehabilitation programme but by listening to the words of Confucius. It probably wouldn’t work today but in 1920, times were different. In Chinatown, former … Continue reading Movie Review – Outside The Law