Chihayafuru Part II (Chihayafuru: Shimo no Ku)

Chihayafuru Part II (Chihayafuru: Shimo no Ku) Japan (2016) Dir. Norihiro Koizumi This second part of this live action trilogy adaptation of Yuki Suetsugu’s manga and the very popular anime TV series wastes no time in getting right back into the story, so newcomers will find themselves at a huge disadvantage. Or they could check … Continue reading Chihayafuru Part II (Chihayafuru: Shimo no Ku)

The Enemy (Neprijatelj)

The Enemy (Neprijatelj) Serbia (2011) Dir. Dejan Zecevic In 1996 a song called One Of Us by Joan Osbourne asked “What if God was one of us?” Flipping that idea on its head a little, Serbian director Dejan Zecevic wonders if we’d know if Satan himself was in our presence. And what better setting to … Continue reading The Enemy (Neprijatelj)

The Informer

The Informer UK (1929) Dir. Arthur Robison I can assure you that the timing of my watching of this classic silent film adaptation of Liam O'Flaherty’s celebrated 1925 crime novel is purely coincidental given the subject in relation to the political furore that has arisen in the fall out of last night’s (at time of … Continue reading The Informer

Little Busters EX OVA Collection

Little Busters EX OVA Collection (Cert 12) 2 Discs DVD / 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 201 minutes approx. Release Date: June 19th  It would appear that Little Busters Refrain wasn’t the end of the saga as one would have hoped from its rather conclusive final episode, but since the show was revealed … Continue reading Little Busters EX OVA Collection

I, Daniel Blake

I, Daniel Blake UK (2016) Dir. Ken Loach “When you lose your self-respect, you’re done for!” Ken Loach may be 80 years-old and has probably covered just about every social issue in his prolific fifty-plus year film career but I, Daniel Blake shows that his taste for trenchant and unabashed opprobrium towards British social injustice … Continue reading I, Daniel Blake

The Phone (Deo Pon)

The Phone (Deo Pon) Korea (2015) Dir. Kim Bong-Joo We’ve all experienced unfortunate events or major tragedies and found ourselves wishing we could turn back the clock to prevent them from happening. But supposing you could actually do this - albeit with the rather vital caveat that the original threat is still an ongoing concern? … Continue reading The Phone (Deo Pon)

Toni Erdmann

Toni Erdmann (Cert 15) 1 Disc (Distributor: Thunderbird Releasing) Running Time: 163 minutes approx. Release Date: May 29th  There comes a point in everyone’s life when one is publicly embarrassed by their parents but is the issue with them or their parent - especially if this occurs during late adulthood? Can this damage a relationship … Continue reading Toni Erdmann