MIB’s Top Ten Films of 2020

With so much taken away from us in 2020 due to the COVID pandemic, one would think that entertainment would have continued unabated as it has done in the past - after all, people flocked to the movies during World War II to take their mind of that particular mayhem. Unfortunately, it wasn’t that simple … Continue reading MIB’s Top Ten Films of 2020

MIB’s Top Ten Anime of 2020 (UK)

If you think about, 2020 should have been a boon year for UK anime fans being cooped up indoors due to the COVID pandemic meant more time to watch anime! In theory at least. Plenty of new titles were released during the new with some real corkers as well as glut of new films and … Continue reading MIB’s Top Ten Anime of 2020 (UK)

MIB’s Top Ten Anime of 2020 (Japan)

  You don’t need me to tell you that 2020 has been one of the craziest years in recent memory due to the COVID pandemic. Whilst it has taken many lives and inconvenienced millions of others, one area hit hard was the arts, with production of many films and TV shows either brought to a … Continue reading MIB’s Top Ten Anime of 2020 (Japan)

MIB’s Top Ten Films of 2019

Around the halfway mark of the year I had about five films in contention for my annual Top Ten list - moments before writing this post I had 17 titles all vying a place in the final countdown! It wasn’t easy to eliminate many of them and certainly wasn’t any easier ranking them once I … Continue reading MIB’s Top Ten Films of 2019

MIB’s Top Ten Anime of 2019 (Japan)

2019 was the year of the Isekai anime. For reasons that continue to baffle, every season featured at least three to four new titles in which somebody from modern day Japan was transported to another world. This might have been through magic where someone was summoned, the now-passé trapped in a virtual video game route, … Continue reading MIB’s Top Ten Anime of 2019 (Japan)

MIB’s Top Ten Anime of 2019 (UK)

  It has been another busy year with numerous new and older anime titles getting their UK releases, although the big news is the rise in cinema distribution, with more anime titles hitting the big screen than ever before (except in my local cinema). Previously the province of the annual Scotland Loves Anime festival and … Continue reading MIB’s Top Ten Anime of 2019 (UK)

MIB’s Top Ten Films Of 2018

  It’s becoming something of cliché to begin every year-end retrospective with the phrase “it’s been an interesting/funny year in (insert genre here) …”  but the reality is that the predictability in the film world, especially where the box office is concerned, has stepped aside to allow for a few surprises. Whether this is down … Continue reading MIB’s Top Ten Films Of 2018

MIB’s Top Ten Anime of 2018 (Japan)

  As sure as night follows day and sun follows rain, you can be sure that there will never be a break from new anime series appearing every year in Japan, which of course is a good thing for us fans. Without wishing to sound like a downer though, there is the usual caveat that … Continue reading MIB’s Top Ten Anime of 2018 (Japan)

MIB’s Top Ten Anime of 2018 (UK)

  2018 has been a funny year for anime and for your truly in reviewing the new releases that make it to UK shores. A number of great shows came our way, including a few classics that had hitherto remained in license limbo, but the overall quality of these new releases was variable to the … Continue reading MIB’s Top Ten Anime of 2018 (UK)

MIB’s Top Ten Films Of 2017

It’s the same thing every year - the prospect of having a solid list of films to chose from in compiling what I feel are the standouts at the end of this twelve month period seems to reveal itself closer and closer to the deadline. 2017 however appeared to buck this trend with a run … Continue reading MIB’s Top Ten Films Of 2017