MIB’s Top Ten Films of 2022

I seem to be falling behind everyone else with my viewing of the new releases with each successive year, in part to the fact I haven’t been to the cinema since February 2020 and the best stuff is streaming on services I don’t have. Plus I don’t get invited to (nor would I attend) film … Continue reading MIB’s Top Ten Films of 2022

MIB’s Top Ten Anime of 2022 (UK)

It’s been another topsy-turvy year for anime in the UK as we come out of the post-pandemic era with more big changes occurring within the distribution sector. First, you may recall that in 2019 Funimation bought out Manga Entertainment, ending Manga’s 30 year run as the UK’s top anime distributor. In 2022, streaming giant Crunchyroll … Continue reading MIB’s Top Ten Anime of 2022 (UK)

MIB’s Top Ten Anime of 2022 (Japan)

They say there are only two things in life that are certain - death and taxes. They clearly overlooked anime because that is something which shows no signs of slowing down any time soon. 2022 was another year in which our Japanese friends scoured manga, light novels, computer games, or put their own pens to … Continue reading MIB’s Top Ten Anime of 2022 (Japan)

Movie Review – Brian And Charles

Brian And Charles UK (2022) Dir. Jim Archer The premise of John Hughes’s 80’s teen comedy Weird Science saw what some of us wish we could do - build our own girlfriend. As tawdry as that sounds today, I’m sure there are many other lonely people who still have that dream. And if not a … Continue reading Movie Review – Brian And Charles

Movie Review – The New Kid

The New Kid (Le nouveau) France (2015) Dir. Rudi Rosenberg Fitting in isn’t easy when you are the newcomer whether it is at school, work, or a club, something we shy, socially inept folk know all too well. We all want to make a good impression and get along with our peers but some people … Continue reading Movie Review – The New Kid

Movie Review – Rafiki

  Rafiki Kenya (2018) Dir. Wanuri Kahiu Despite great strides made here in Europe and other continents to being more accepting and tolerant towards the gay community, some countries remain steadfastly in the dark ages with their attitudes. It is no surprise many of these are theocratic societies though this is no excuse. Africa is … Continue reading Movie Review – Rafiki

Movie Review – Hard Hit

Hard Hit (Balshinjehan) Korea (2021) Dir. Kim Chang-Ju Ever had one of those days were nothing seems to go right? It starts off normal enough then one little thing sets of a chain of events that results in disaster; you know what I am talking about. As annoying as this is, I think we get … Continue reading Movie Review – Hard Hit

MIB’s Top Ten Anime of 2021 (Japan)

Another year has come to an end which means it is time for MIB to reflect on what new goodies contributed to the anime output from Japan. Whilst there were few and far between for the tastes of this writer, this was another year in which sequels and ongoing franchises made more of a lasting … Continue reading MIB’s Top Ten Anime of 2021 (Japan)

MIB’s Top Ten Films of 2021

Much like in 2020, COVID made sure cinemas wouldn’t be open for most of 2021, though this didn’t stop films from being made or being released either via streaming or straight to physical media. When the cinemas did reopen, there were of course restrictions put in place meaning screenings would have fewer people in them, … Continue reading MIB’s Top Ten Films of 2021

MIB’s Top Ten Anime of 2021 (UK)

2021 was another interesting year for anime in the UK in the current COVID climate, where delays to physical media releases meant fans were supposed to rely on streaming to get their fixes. This did have its advantages though, notably when Amazon Prime got hold of the Evangelion Rebuild film series and brought us the … Continue reading MIB’s Top Ten Anime of 2021 (UK)