Seventeen (Siebzehn)

Seventeen (Siebzehn) Austria (2017) Dir. Monja Art “Why must I be a teenager in love?” If you were around in 1959 you’ll recall Marty Wilde (or Dion if you’re American) singing the above lament to countless kids in the same situation. The title of Seventeen is also a rather festive giveaway regarding what to expect … Continue reading Seventeen (Siebzehn)

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Darling In The FranXX Part 2

Darling In The FranXX Part 2 (Episodes 13-24) (Cert 12) 2 Discs DVD/Blu-ray (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 288 minutes approx Release Date: July 22nd        The first volume of Darling In The FranXX was a major surprise after the early episodes set it up as an unsubtle and bawdy Neon Genesis Evangelion clone, turning … Continue reading Darling In The FranXX Part 2

Everybody Knows (Todos lo saben)

Everybody Knows (Todos lo saben) Spain (2018) Dir. Asghar Farhadi “Everybody” is a word that, of late, has been overused by many people trying to justify their own opinions, becoming more of a nebulous exaggeration than a useful pronoun. Usually the problem is when everybody does know that is when dramas arise, especially in a … Continue reading Everybody Knows (Todos lo saben)

Marty

Marty US (1955) Dir. Delbert Mann What is it with Italian mothers and their sons? They want them to get married and have a family of their own but don’t want them to have a life of their own. I suppose this isn’t exclusive to Italian families but for the sake of the titular singleton … Continue reading Marty

Hellsing Ultimate – Volume 1-10 Complete Collection

Hellsing Ultimate - Volume 1-10 Complete Collection (Cert 18) 5 Discs (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 493 minutes approx. Release Date: July 15th   Manga Entertainment has brought another classic (well sort of) out of the mothballs for a Blu-ray re-release, compiling all ten of the Hellsing Ultimate OVAs in one handy single collection. Previously … Continue reading Hellsing Ultimate – Volume 1-10 Complete Collection

The Divine Order (Die göttliche Ordnung)

The Divine Order (Die göttliche Ordnung) Switzerland (2017) Dir. Petra Volpe It’s sad to see inequality for women is still an issue in the 21st century. Whether driven by religion or sheer pig headedness, one would hope we’d have advanced since the dark old days that saw the need for suffragist movements, one of the … Continue reading The Divine Order (Die göttliche Ordnung)

Spider-Man: Far From Home

Spider-Man: Far From Home US (2019) Dir. Jon Watts So, you thought it was all over with Avengers Endgame? Think again. The world is a dangerous place and a superhero’s work is never over that easily, and with the loss of key members of the Avengers, the world needs heroes more than ever. In the … Continue reading Spider-Man: Far From Home