Knives Out

Knives Out US (2019) Dir. Rian Johnson Families - we meant to love them unconditionally but they sure know how to push our buttons like nobody else, maybe even enough to drive us to murder. Well hopefully not, that would be terrible but then again there are some twisted people out there, especially if there … Continue reading Knives Out

One Piece: Stampede

One Piece: Stampede (Cert 12) 1 Disc Blu-ray/2 Discs DVD/Blu-ray Ltd Edition Steelbook (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 102 minutes approx. Avast me hearties! We set sail once again for another rip roaring madcap theatrical adventure with the crew of the Thousand Sunny, the Straw Hats. But this is no ordinary big screen outing as … Continue reading One Piece: Stampede

Black Clover Season 2 Part 3

Black Clover Season 2 Part 3 (Episodes 73-83) (Cert 12) 2 Discs DVD/Blu-ray (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 263 minutes approx. Release Date: July 6th  After the filler-esque distractions of the last volume, it is back to business with this latest instalment of the Black Clover story. We pick up the action where we left … Continue reading Black Clover Season 2 Part 3

Timeless Romance (Chao shi kong ai lian)

Timeless Romance (Chao shi kong ai lian) China (2019) Dir. Tian Tian Many of us spend our lives trying to meet the expectations of others but rarely do we succeed if we don’t know where the fault lies. Clearly, we need help identifying these weaknesses but whom do we turn to? Maybe we don’t need … Continue reading Timeless Romance (Chao shi kong ai lian)

Dating Amber

Dating Amber Ireland (2020) Dir. David Freyne Our teenage years are that tumultuous period when we discover who we are as people and lay the foundation for how we proceed into the adult world.  For many, it is a linear course with experimentation, ups, downs and many mistakes to learn from; for others, it is … Continue reading Dating Amber

The Personal History Of David Copperfield

The Personal History Of David Copperfield (Cert PG) 1 Disc DVD/Blu-ray (Distributor: Lionsgate) Running Time: 120 minutes approx. Release Date – June 15th Confession - I’ve never read Dickens. I know many of the titles of his works and, like most people, I’m very familiar with A Christmas Carol since it has been adapted and … Continue reading The Personal History Of David Copperfield

Gulabo Sitabo

Gulabo Sitabo (Cert 15) VOD (Distributor: Amazon Prime Video) Running Time: 125 minutes approx. Release Date – June 12th The divide between the “haves” and the “have nots” is usually a vast one, encouraging snobbery and petty discrimination, so it is extremely rare, let alone paradoxical, when the two sides are almost one in the … Continue reading Gulabo Sitabo

One, Two, Three

One, Two, Three US (1961) Dir. Billy Wilder “Any world that can produce the Taj Mahal, William Shakespeare, and Stripe toothpaste can't be all bad.” You’d think that but there is always something to spoil the good things in life, and it is usually politics. The Cold War and the bifurcation of Germany in the … Continue reading One, Two, Three

Black Clover Season 2 Part 2

Black Clover Season 2 Part 2 (Episodes 64-72) (Cert 12) 2 Discs DVD/Blu-ray (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 215 minutes approx. Release Date: June 1st  A slightly different tact for this volume of Black Clover but not before some unfinished business from the last volume is settled up first. You may recall, members of the … Continue reading Black Clover Season 2 Part 2

In The Loop

In The Loop UK (2009) Dir. Armando Iannucci Politics has always been the best target for satire but in recent years, politicians and their decision making have become such a joke it is difficult to mock them, as it would be parodying a parody. So instead, let’s get back to the simpler times of 2009…. … Continue reading In The Loop