Onward US (2020) Dir. Dan Scanlon Growing up without a parent is hard enough when you knew them for a short while but worse if you didn’t get a chance to know them at all. Obviously, if you did get a chance to meet your deceased parent you’d take it, even if it meant dabbling … Continue reading Onward

O Maidens In Your Savage Season Collection

O Maidens In Your Savage Season Collection (Cert 18) 2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 303 minutes approx. “Girls think about sex too!” After years of slice-of-life anime series convincing us that all Japanese high school girls are chaste, virtuous and largely asexual, it seems the current trend is dispel this myth and instead … Continue reading O Maidens In Your Savage Season Collection

Sunkist Family (Sseonkiseu Paemirri)

Sunkist Family (Sseonkiseu Paemirri) Korea (2019) Dir. Kim Ji-Hye Ask anybody for the secrets of successful marriage and the answer will vary, but one constant - which is probably also applicable for many relationships - is of course the physical aspect. However, it is this that can also ruin a marriage, especially if one - … Continue reading Sunkist Family (Sseonkiseu Paemirri)

Jojo Rabbit

Jojo Rabbit US/New Zealand (2019) Dir. Taika Waititi Back in the 1940s, especially in Britain, comedies about Hitler and the war were quite common, designed to lift the spirits of the nation as plucky British soldiers gave the Hun what for. Since then, satirising this period of history has waned drastically - until now… During … Continue reading Jojo Rabbit

15+ Coming Of Age (15+ IQ Krachoot)

15+ Coming Of Age (15+ IQ Krachoot) Thailand (2017) Dirs. Napat Jidwerapat & Artwanun Klinaiem “Life doesn’t begin at a certain age. It begins whenever you realise it.” A profound yet somewhat askew pearl of wisdom that has the misfortune of appearing in a film that sets the #MeToo movement back a couple of decades, … Continue reading 15+ Coming Of Age (15+ IQ Krachoot)


Eureka India (2020) Dir. Kartik Anand It’s one thing to have a reputation that brings infamy to your name but what happens when you change? How do you go about earning people’s trust again when you are only associated with trouble? College life is a chore for Yuva (Karteek Anand), the number one delinquent on … Continue reading Eureka

Up For Love (Un homme à la hauteur)

Up For Love (Un homme à la hauteur) France (2016) Dir. Laurent Tirard Size doesn’t matter. It is one of those humiliation-saving white lies told since time immemorial, along with bums not looking big certain dresses, an overcooked dinner still being edible, or a terrible haircut being fine. The problem is 50% of the people … Continue reading Up For Love (Un homme à la hauteur)

Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid

Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid (Cert 12) 2 Discs DVD/Blu-ray (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 310 minutes approx.  In the same week MVM releases Mysteria Friends in the UK about the friendship (and possibly more) between a young human girl and a dragon girl, Manga Entertainment also bring us a show with a similar premise - … Continue reading Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid

Miracle In Kasama (Toge no Naka ni Aru Kiseki – Kasama no Kuri no Kinoshita ke)

Miracle In Kasama (Toge no Naka ni Aru Kiseki - Kasama no Kuri no Kinoshita ke) Japan (2018) Dir. Hisashi Ueda Home is where the heart is. Many people feel beholden by their hometowns and rarely venture away from them, except maybe for a holiday, spending their entire lives within the same community. This might … Continue reading Miracle In Kasama (Toge no Naka ni Aru Kiseki – Kasama no Kuri no Kinoshita ke)


Champagne UK (1928) Dir. Alfred Hitchcock People who grew up with wealth are the worst. There, I said it. Now, I realise that might be deemed and egregious generalisation, but there are far too many examples of people whose sense of entitlement has come from not having to struggle or often actually work to afford … Continue reading Champagne