Anime Review – Venus Versus Virus Collection

Venus Versus Virus Collection (Cert 12) 2 Discs DVD (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 290 minutes approx. Release Date: May 30th Try saying that title ten times in a row after a few sherbets! This alliteration might make the show sound funky and possibly even topical, and does indeed offer a fair description of what the … Continue reading Anime Review – Venus Versus Virus Collection

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

Anime Review – The Promised Neverland

The Promised Neverland (Cert 15)  2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: Anime Ltd.) Running time: 274 minutes approx. Release Date: March 7th    Kids quite often have a hard time trusting adults once they reach a certain age, finding their freedoms impinged upon and punishment meted out for the slightest infraction. It is only upon becoming parents … Continue reading Anime Review – The Promised Neverland

Movie Review – Rose Plays Julie

Rose Plays Julie Ireland (2019) Dirs. Christine Molloy & Joe Lawlor   Learning you are adopted must be a huge shock, regardless of the age you are when you are told, though some may take the news better than others. Curiosity about who your biological parents are natural, as is wanting to find them. Whilst … Continue reading Movie Review – Rose Plays Julie

Movie Review – After Love

After Love UK (2020) Dir. Aleem Khan Despite having never been in a relationship let alone a marriage (nor am I likely to), I am aware that over time both parties will get to know each other intimately, and form an unbreakable bond based on that synergy, understanding, and trust. Unfortunately, it doesn’t always work … Continue reading Movie Review – After Love

Movie Review – Five Graves To Cairo

Five Graves To Cairo US (1943) Dir. Billy Wilder The Germans got everywhere during World War II, despite most films on this subject concentrating on their European occupation, for instance, the desert campaigns that took in Africa. Fear not, British were on hand to thwart this global takeover bid, first taking out the German’s allies … Continue reading Movie Review – Five Graves To Cairo

Movie Review – Verdict

Verdict (Cert 15) Digital/VOD (Distributor: Sovereign Film Distribution) Running Time: 127 minutes approx. Domestic abuse is a hard enough subject to read about in the news, it becomes even harder to watch when dramatised in film. But this Philippine drama doesn’t just cover this issue, it focuses on the aftermath where the system has to … Continue reading Movie Review – Verdict

Movie Review – Catch Me Daddy

Catch Me Daddy UK (2014) Dir. Daniel Wolfe “This is going end bad. It is going to end real bad.” Honour killings are something those of us living under western culture and religion will never understand, but under Islamic law it is perfectly acceptable to kill a member of your own family - usually female … Continue reading Movie Review – Catch Me Daddy

Movie Review – Miyamoto aka From Miyamoto to You (Miyamoto kara Kimi e)

  Miyamoto aka From Miyamoto to You (Miyamoto kara Kimi e) Japan (2019) Dir. Tetsuya Mariko “Living life as best I can” As passive as this sounds, it has some validity in today’s world, where having an opinion is the worst thing, what it means to be a man or a woman has changed drastically, … Continue reading Movie Review – Miyamoto aka From Miyamoto to You (Miyamoto kara Kimi e)

Movie Review – Memories To Choke On, Drinks To Wash Them Down

Memories To Choke On, Drinks To Wash Them Down Hong Kong (2019) Dirs. Ming-Kai Leung & Kate Reilly Such a cheeky title for an anthology that doesn’t tell you what to expect yet is oddly explanatory in its own way. Four short films - three fiction, one documentary - set in, around and about Hong … Continue reading Movie Review – Memories To Choke On, Drinks To Wash Them Down