Coco

Coco US (2017) Dirs. Lee Unkrich & Adrian Molina Every year at the Oscars it is inevitable that either a Pixar or Disney film is going to win Best Animated Film regardless of whether it deserves it or not. In lieu of egregiously overlooking anime and other foreign language animated films, the 2018 winner Coco … Continue reading Coco

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Loveless (Nelyubov)

Loveless (Nelyubov) Russia (2017) Dir. Andrey Zvyagintsev One has to wonder if Russian director Andrey Zvyagintsev is eternally miserable because of the bleak films he makes, or whether Russia really is such a demoralising country that he is simply reflecting this is his works. Let’s hope it is the latter and Zvyagintsev is not just … Continue reading Loveless (Nelyubov)

Heaven’s Lost Property Season 1

Heaven’s Lost Property Season 1 (Cert 15) 2 Discs DVD / Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 323 minutes approx. Release Date: June 25th Are you ready for a delightfully heart-warming romantic comedy about a boy whose ideal woman literally falls out of the sky and has the power to make any wish come true en … Continue reading Heaven’s Lost Property Season 1

Labyrinth Of Lies (Im Labyrinth des Schweigens)

Labyrinth Of Lies (Im Labyrinth des Schweigens) Germany (2014) Dir. Giulio Ricciarelli “Man is not born to be a hero. Right?” The above line from this film is spoken by a lawyer. Quelle surprise, I suppose you might say. But whilst designed as a “wink wink” reference to underline the perceived venality of the legal … Continue reading Labyrinth Of Lies (Im Labyrinth des Schweigens)

Girlish Number Collection

Girlish Number Collection (Cert 12) 2 Discs DVD / Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 291 minutes approx. Release Date: June 18th So, you want to work in the anime industry do you? Think it might be fun to write a cool story that grips fans across the globe, or bring someone’s drawings to life? Or … Continue reading Girlish Number Collection

Clash (Eshtebak)

Clash (Eshtebak) Egypt (2016) Dir. Mohamed Diab It is universally recognised that religion and politics are two of the most divisive and incendiary topics of discussion people should avoid. Luckily, some of us live in a country where the two rarely cross paths; not everyone is so fortunate and their daily lives are dictated by … Continue reading Clash (Eshtebak)

The Anarchists (Les Anarchistes)

The Anarchists (Les Anarchistes) France (2015) Dir. Elie Wajeman “Love made me become an anarchist” As good a reason as any I suppose, but it turns out love was the downfall for the titular anarchists in this second feature from up-and-coming French director Elie Wajeman - that and a pedestrian script for what could have … Continue reading The Anarchists (Les Anarchistes)