Movie Review – Two Of Us

Two Of Us (Deux) France (2019) Dir. Filippo Meneghetti People seem to have forgotten that love, romance, and relationships are not exclusive to those under 40. Although some in older age groups may get a pass if they still have their looks, the idea of them being in love is not a consideration. Being old, … Continue reading Movie Review – Two Of Us

Movie Review – Jalsa

Jalsa India (2022) Dir. Suresh Triveni Some things are better left unsaid is an aphorism which carries only a small degree of truth to it. There are situations were not saying anything is only going to make matters worse, although it is why one is keeping quiet which creates the true moral dilemma, lest our … Continue reading Movie Review – Jalsa

Anime Review – Jujutsu Kaisen Part 1

Jujutsu Kaisen Part 1 (Episodes 1-12) 2 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: Anime Ltd.) Running time: 290 minutes approx. If anime is to be believed, Japan must be the most unfortunate country in the world for rampaging spirits and demon manifestations; you can’t move for stories about teenagers with latent abilities to see ghoulish aberrations or have … Continue reading Anime Review – Jujutsu Kaisen Part 1

Movie Review – My Young Auntie

My Young Auntie (Zhang bei) Hong Kong (1981) Dir. Lau Kar-Leung Respecting a position of authority is hard when that person is younger than you are. In some countries, this sense of hierarchy is attached to members of the family as well as society in general - i.e. respecting your elders, and some people find … Continue reading Movie Review – My Young Auntie

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. Release Date: June 27th    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, … 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. Release Date: June 29th   “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 … Continue reading Anime Review – Pompo The Cinéphile