People On Sunday (Menschen am Sonntag)

People On Sunday (Menschen am Sonntag) Germany (1930) Dirs. Robert Siodmak & Edgar G. Ulmer It is generally accepted the beginnings of the Neo-realism movement are found in the works of Vittorio De Sica and 1940’s Italian cinema but like most developments in film, the Germans got there first! This experimental outing from 1930 not … Continue reading People On Sunday (Menschen am Sonntag)

Angels Wear White (Jia nian hua)

Angels Wear White (Jia nian hua) China (2017) Dir. Vivian Qu The #MeToo movement might have gained plenty of traction over the past year in the West but there is still plenty of work to be done across all continents to give their woman a much needed voice. Presenting a compelling argument for China to … Continue reading Angels Wear White (Jia nian hua)

Ishmael’s Ghosts

Ishmael’s Ghosts (Cert 15) 1 Disc Blu-ray/DVD / 2 Discs Ltd Ed. Blu-ray (Distributor: Arrow Academy) Running Time: Theatrical Cut - 113 minutes approx / Director’s Cut - 134 minutes approx. NB: This review is based on the Director’s Cut No giant white whales for this particular Ishmael to tackle but maybe the events of … Continue reading Ishmael’s Ghosts

And You Thought There’s Never A Girl Online Collection

And You Thought There's Never A Girl Online Collection (Cert 15) 2 Discs DVD / 2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 291 minutes approx. Over the past few years, the unholy trinity of the mecha, harem comedy, and magical girl subgenres of anime felt the presence of another overplayed premise looking to join their … Continue reading And You Thought There’s Never A Girl Online Collection

Hello! Kinmoza! Complete Season 2

Hello! Kinmoza! Complete Season 2 (Cert 12) 4 Discs DVD/Blu-ray Combo (Distributor: Animatsu Entertainment) Running time: 293 minutes approx. You might not realise it but the cutesy slice-of-life series Kinmoza! has something in common with notorious shocker Legend Of The Overfiend beyond both being anime - that is both have made an impact on the … Continue reading Hello! Kinmoza! Complete Season 2

Petal Dance (Petaru dansu)

Petal Dance (Petaru dansu) Japan (2013) Dir. Hiroshi Ishikawa Sometimes one watches a film and has a hard time trying to decipher what it is the director is trying to say, which often is made all the more difficult with an obscure title that has zero bearing on the story itself. Considering a recurring theme … Continue reading Petal Dance (Petaru dansu)