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

How To Build A Girl

How To Build A Girl (Cert 15) VOD (Distributor: Amazon Prime Video) Running Time: 104 minutes approx. To get ahead in this world you have to learn to play “the game”. The rules might differ depending on the situation but rarely has anyone been able to walk into a competitive profession with smiles and hope … Continue reading How To Build A Girl

Theatre: A Love Story

Theatre: A Love Story (Cert PG) VOD (Distributor: Amazon Prime Video) Running Time: 136 minutes approx. They say an artist’s biggest critic is themselves yet the praise from others is what truly fuels them whilst massaging their egos. When this doesn’t come, paranoia sets in until they no longer recognise a genuine compliment when they … Continue reading Theatre: A Love Story

Life Is A Long Quiet River

Life Is A Long Quiet River (Cert 15) 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: Arrow Academy) Running Time: 91 minutes approx. It’s all in the breeding. It is generally accepted that people turn out a certain way due to their surroundings or upbringing - those who grow up with luxury will never know the struggle of those … Continue reading Life Is A Long Quiet River

Hiroshima

Hiroshima (Cert 12) 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: Arrow Academy) Running Time: 105 minutes approx. The events of August 6th 1945 will live in infamy, so much so that even if you don’t recognise the date, just hearing the name Hiroshima is enough to understand. Many dramatisations followed in its wake, one in particular being the … Continue reading Hiroshima

Zombie For Sale

Zombie For Sale (Cert 15) 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: Arrow Video) Running Time: 112 minutes approx. No, this isn’t an ingenious new method of avoiding certain death - and rebirth - at the hands of the flesh eating undead by offloading them onto someone else for a profit, but a new Zom-com from Korea, so … Continue reading Zombie For Sale