I, Tonya

I, Tonya US (2017) Dir. Craig Gillespie Figure skater Tonya Harding will live in infamy for the incident on January 6th 1994 when her main rival Nancy Kerrigan was attacked and left with an injured knee, for which Harding was found complicit. The truth behind it, to this day, is still as clear as mud … Continue reading I, Tonya

Yuri!!! On Ice

Yuri!!! On Ice (Cert 12) 4 Discs DVD/Blu-ray Combo (Distributor: Sony Pictures) Running time: 282 minutes approx.   You can never predict what will be the next breakout anime hit. A show will arrive with all the ingredients - and publicity push - to capture the imagination of the fans but doesn’t. Then a series with … Continue reading Yuri!!! On Ice

Sumo Do, Sumo Don’t (Shiko funjatta)

Sumo Do, Sumo Don't (Shiko funjatta) Japan (1992) Dir. Masayuki Suo One look at the above poster tells us pretty much all we need to know about this film and it certainly lives up to those perceptions story wise. As accurate as is to say Sumo Do, Sumo Don’t is every zero-to-hero sports film you’ve … Continue reading Sumo Do, Sumo Don’t (Shiko funjatta)

Girls Beyond The Wasteland

Girls Beyond The Wasteland (Cert 12) 3 Discs DVD / 2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 293 minutes approx. The phrase “Based on a visual novel” or permutations thereof have featured in a few anime reviews of late on this site. This is another one to add to the collection but it has the … Continue reading Girls Beyond The Wasteland

Chihayafuru Part II (Chihayafuru: Shimo no Ku)

Chihayafuru Part II (Chihayafuru: Shimo no Ku) Japan (2016) Dir. Norihiro Koizumi This second part of this live action trilogy adaptation of Yuki Suetsugu’s manga and the very popular anime TV series wastes no time in getting right back into the story, so newcomers will find themselves at a huge disadvantage. Or they could check … Continue reading Chihayafuru Part II (Chihayafuru: Shimo no Ku)

Chihayafuru Part I (Chihayafuru Kami no Ku)

Chihayafuru Part I (Chihayafuru Kami no Ku) Japan (2016) Dir. Norihiro Koizumi One of the things about Japan that appeals to us westerners is their exotic culture and rich traditions even if they are usually beyond our ken. A prime example of this is would be the card game Karuta, an arcane competition in which people … Continue reading Chihayafuru Part I (Chihayafuru Kami no Ku)

Chevalier

Chevalier (Cert 18) 1 Disc (Distributor: Studiocanal) Running Time: 105 minutes approx. In the past decade the words “Greek cinema” and “black comedy” tend to serve more as a warning sign than a selling point, such is the esoteric level of offbeat decadence our Mediterranean friends attain. Athina Rachel Tsangari’s third directorial outing is another … Continue reading Chevalier

HaNaYaMaTa Complete Series

HaNaYaMaTa Complete Series (Cert U) 2 Disc Blu-ray/3 Discs DVD (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 310 minutes approx. Spare a thought for anime reviewers like yours truly for when a show comes along that is so generic and clichéd, the reader will divine every aspect of it from the central plot premise without having to … Continue reading HaNaYaMaTa Complete Series

Haikyu!! Season 1 Collection 2

Haikyu!! Season 1 Collection 2 (Episodes 14-25) (Cert 12) 1 Disc Blu-ray/ 2 Disc DVD (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 303 minutes approx. It’s time to step back onto the volleyball courts with Shoyou Hinata and the rest of the Karasuno High School volleyball team as they prepare to do battle once more for sporting … Continue reading Haikyu!! Season 1 Collection 2

EXCLUSIVE “WARSAW 1944” DVD COMPETITION!

To celebrate the release of the tense and hard-hitting action drama WARSAW 1944 - on DVD, VOD & available for download 27th June - we are giving away a copy on DVD courtesy of Fetch Publicity! An epic re-telling of the Warsaw uprising during the Second World War, Warsaw 1944 follows the story of a … Continue reading EXCLUSIVE “WARSAW 1944” DVD COMPETITION!