Movie Review – Knuckledust

Knuckledust (Cert 18) VOD (Distributor: Samuel Goldwyn Films) Running Time: 106 minutes approx. Disclaimer: Due to me being hard of hearing and with the screener I watched not having HOH subtitles as well as a hideous sound mix, I was unable to understand very little of the dialogue. Therefore, details of the plot will be … Continue reading Movie Review – Knuckledust

Mothra

Mothra (Cert PG) 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: Eureka) Running Time: 101 minutes approx. Toho studios knew they were onto a good thing when Godzilla became a big hit in 1954, launching the then hitherto untouched genre of Kaiju or monster movies. First there was Rodan in 1956, followed two years later by Varan The Unbelievable, … Continue reading Mothra

Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm

Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm (Cert 18) VOD (Distributor: Amazon Studios) Running Time: 96 minutes approx. In 2007, professional TV and film troll Sacha Baron Cohen claimed to have retired his character Borat Sagdiyev, a tactless, feckless, clueless TV presenter from Kazakhstan after the 2006 mockumentary film Borat. In 2020, just as things are getting worse across … Continue reading Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm

Warning From Space

Warning From Space (Cert PG) 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: Arrow Video) Running Time: 87 minutes approx. One of the things scientists and astronomers hope for in discovering extraterrestrial life is learning from them. If they have conquered space travel chances are they have seen more than we have and might be able to offer answers … Continue reading Warning From Space

Little Nothings

Little Nothings (Cert 15) 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: Arrow Academy) Running Time: 97 minutes approx. There is no “I” in “team” so they say. This is true but not everybody is a team player for many reasons - some are intimidated being around other people, personality clashes are always a destructive element, and then there … Continue reading Little Nothings

George Méliès’ A Trip To The Moon

George Méliès’ A Trip To The Moon (Cert U) 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: Arrow Academy) Running Time: 13 minutes approx. One of the most enduring and iconic images in cinema history adorns the front cover of this Blu-ray release of one of the most famous and influential films of all time, and even if you … Continue reading George Méliès’ A Trip To The Moon

Melancholic

Melancholic (Cert 15) 2 Discs DVD/Blu-ray Combo (Distributor: Third Window Films) Running Time: 114 minutes approx. “It’s dangerous to know something you are not supposed to know.” Unfortunately, when we are told to mind our own business our curiosity overwhelms our better instincts to oblige, yielding consequences that fall between ruining a surprise or ending … Continue reading Melancholic

Graveyards Of Honour

Graveyards Of Honour (Cert 18) 2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: Arrow Video) Running Time: 94 minutes/131 minutes approx. This is a rather different two-for-the-price-of-one release as it boasts two versions of the same film - sort of. The tale of notorious real-life Yakuza Rikio Ishikawa was first brought to the screen in 1975 by Kinji Fukasaku, … Continue reading Graveyards Of Honour

Sputnik

Sputnik (Cert 15) VOD (Distributor: Vertigo Releasing) Running Time: 114 minutes approx. Most people, when they return from a trip bring back a toy, pottery, glassware, or local confectionary as a souvenir, not a dangerous flesh-eating alien. But I guess cosmonauts are more likely to visit places that aren’t exactly “regular destinations”… In 1983, a … Continue reading Sputnik

Papicha

Papicha (Cert 15) VOD (Distributor: Various) Running Time: 108 minutes approx. Gender equality might be making some headway towards being rebalanced here in the West but in other cultures, it remains a divisive and problematic issue, manifest as full on female oppression. The sad reality is, if the women did stand up for themselves, the … Continue reading Papicha