Movie Review – A Shot In The Dark

A Shot In The Dark UK (1964) Dir. Blake Edwards When a murder has been committed and you are the police responding to the call, you send your best man to investigate the case right? It stands to reason. What you don’t do is send the one person most liable to make a complete hash … Continue reading Movie Review – A Shot In The Dark

Anime Review – Hinamatsuri

Hinamatsuri (Cert 12) 2 Discs Blu-ray + Digital Copy (Distributor: Funimation) Running time: 288 minutes approx. Release Date: May 30th There are many combinations in life that have little to no chance of actually working, like fish and gravy, or Tories and the truth. Fortunately, we live in a world where anime exists and they … Continue reading Anime Review – Hinamatsuri

Movie Review – Days Of The Bagnold Summer

Days Of The Bagnold Summer UK (2019) Dir. Simon Bird Parents vs. teenagers is an age old war (at least since Rock & Roll created the teenager in the ‘50s) that will continue to be waged as long as parents give birth to teenagers. This is where the divide in the bond between parent and … Continue reading Movie Review – Days Of The Bagnold Summer

Movie Review – The Pink Panther

The Pink Panther US (1963) Dir. Blake Edwards Anyone reading this of a certain vintage will have two images in their mind upon seeing the title The Pink Panther - either the madcap antics of the inexplicably ranked Inspector Clouseau or the silent cartoon character with his own TV show who drove a flashy sports … Continue reading Movie Review – The Pink Panther

Movie Review – School For Scoundrels

School For Scoundrels UK (1960) Dir. Robert Hamer Nice guys always come last - I should know (or at least I hope people think I’m a nice guy, but I digress), having spent my life watching total arseholes get everything while I sit in my dark corner alone. The real question is whether such shameful … Continue reading Movie Review – School For Scoundrels

Movie Review – Double Dynamite

Double Dynamite US (1951) Dir. Irving Cummings Coincidences are a bane of our lives, when they cause trouble and not good fortune. You may think you are on cloud nine as the result of something good happening whilst at the same time fate is dealing a bad hand to someone else. Trying to explain your … Continue reading Movie Review – Double Dynamite

Anime Review – Nichijou – My Ordinary Life

Nichijou - My Ordinary Life (Cert 12) 4 Discs Blu-ray + Digital (Distributor: Funimation) Running time: 626 minutes approx. Japanese humour can be an acquired taste, which would explain why their use of more broader, base comedy especially in anime, works better for international audiences than the nuanced nature of localised gags. Sometimes you stumble … Continue reading Anime Review – Nichijou – My Ordinary Life

Anime Review – Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun

Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun (2020) It’s rare that I need to open a review by explaining the title before getting to the main discussion but this show warrants it, since the word” toilet” may put people off from watching it before knowing what it is about. So, please note that this series has nothing to do with … Continue reading Anime Review – Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun

Movie Review – Free Guy

Free Guy US (2021) Dir. Shawn Levy For years we’ve had films in which real life people end up trapped inside computer/video games - anime has been milking that concept for the past decade with no signs of letting up. Now, we have something of a twist on that premise: a video game character who … Continue reading Movie Review – Free Guy

Anime Review – Is The Order A Rabbit? Season 1 Collection

Is The Order A Rabbit? Season 1 Collection (Cert 12) 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 291 minutes approx. In the wrong hands, cute girls doing cute things could be a salacious and prurient way to describe a piece of work so let’s be thankful anime is beyond such cheap, lurid thinking. In this … Continue reading Anime Review – Is The Order A Rabbit? Season 1 Collection