Ninotchka

Ninotchka US (1939) Dir. Ernst Lubitsch “Garbo Laughs!” Amazingly that tagline was seemingly enough to sell this film to audiences in 1939, just as “Garbo Talks!” worked nine year earlier with Anna Christie her first talkie. That didn’t stop the film being banned in the Soviet Union though, but that is understandable it was a … Continue reading Ninotchka

Fruits Basket (2019) Season 1 Part 2

Fruits Basket (2019) Season 1 Part 2 (Episodes 14-25)(Cert 12) 2 Discs DVD/ Blu-ray - 4 Discs Ltd Ed. Combo Pack (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 286 minutes approx. Release Date: March 2nd    We resume the story of orphaned schoolgirl Tohru Honda and her cursed housemates of the Soma family, a group of young … Continue reading Fruits Basket (2019) Season 1 Part 2

Rock ‘n’ Roll High School

Rock 'n' Roll High School US (1979) Dir. Allan Arkush Wouldn’t it be cool if there were an education establishment a’la Fame, which teaches the ways of rock music? Of course there isn’t - unless you count the University of Life - which is why kids need rock ‘n’ roll music to help them stick … Continue reading Rock ‘n’ Roll High School

Happy Times (Xing fu shi guang)

Happy Times (Xing fu shi guang) China (2000) Dir. Zhang Yimou Lies and the lying liars who tell them. Even in the name of love, it is not a good idea to try to impress your prospective partner with a tiny - or massive - fib but some people can’t help themselves. Surely, no good … Continue reading Happy Times (Xing fu shi guang)

Zombieland Saga – The Complete Series

Zombieland Saga - The Complete Series (Cert 15) 2 Discs DVD/Blu-ray + Digital Copy (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 256 minutes approx. Release Date: February 10th    Some people won’t let anything stop them from achieving their life goals - lack of talent, disability, or even death. This might sound flippant but some music acts … Continue reading Zombieland Saga – The Complete Series

Little Monsters

Little Monsters (Cert 15) 1 Disc DVD/Blu-ray (Distributor: Altitude Films) Running Time: 94 minutes approx. Release Date – February 10th Kids eh? Who’d have them? Sure, they may be cute for the first few years of their lives and their naivety is endearing but they can also be a handful. In the worst case scenario … Continue reading Little Monsters

Lock Me Up, Tie Him Down (Wan mei jia qi 168)

Lock Me Up, Tie Him Down (Wan mei jia qi 168) China (2014) Dir. Jeffrey Lau Why can’t people be more honest with each other? This question has been asked since time immemorial yet we can’t help ourselves from continually making the same mistakes over and over from not telling the truth. Then again, the … Continue reading Lock Me Up, Tie Him Down (Wan mei jia qi 168)