Tokyo Godfathers

Tokyo Godfathers (Cert 12) 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 92 minutes approx. Satoshi Kon is recognised for his reality bending psychological thrillers like Perfect Blue and Paprika, yet the palpable empathy for his characters hints at Kon’s sensitive side. Perhaps fittingly, Kon’s most affecting work is a tale that eschews his usual … Continue reading Tokyo Godfathers

Amagami SS Collection

Amagami SS Collection (Cert 15) 6 Discs DVD / 3 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 490 minutes approx.  Henry VIII famously had six wives but not in the same recurring time frame nor the ability to hit the reset button and begin again with a new wife like the past never happened. Perhaps, if … Continue reading Amagami SS Collection

Go Find A Psychic! (Magare! Supûn)

Go Find A Psychic! (Magare! Supûn) Japan (2009) Dir. Katsuyuki Motohiro Belief is a powerful thing, for better or for worse. Some find comfort in spiritual guidance; others succumb to pernicious ideals with devastating consequences. Whatever it is, the strength of our beliefs keep us going even we don’t find the resolve we hoped for. … Continue reading Go Find A Psychic! (Magare! Supûn)

As The Light Goes Out (Jiu huo ying xiong)

As The Light Goes Out (Jiu huo ying xiong) China/Hong Kong (2014) Dir. Derek Kwok Hong Kong 2012 and three firefighters – Yau Bong-chiu (Shawn Yue), Ho Wing-sam (Nicholas Tse) and Yip Chi-fai (Andy On) – defy procedure to execute a daring rescue mission during a call. During the disciplinary meeting Ho and Yip let … Continue reading As The Light Goes Out (Jiu huo ying xiong)