Bohemian Rhapsody

Bohemian Rhapsody (Cert 12A) US/UK (2018) Dir. Bryan Singer Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? No, it’s a movie About Freddie Mercury  Well, somebody had to! I am a massive Queen fan, have been ever since my Dad bought me the Flash Gordon soundtrack (on cassette!) when I was a kid and … Continue reading Bohemian Rhapsody

The Odyssey (L’odyssée)

The Odyssey (L'odyssée) France (2016) Dir. Jérôme Salle Jacques Cousteau is a name that many young people today might not be familiar with as much as us oldies are. The legendary oceanographer, diver, inventor, and proto eco-warrior was a global icon, famed for his groundbreaking films and TV documentaries that took us to the depths … Continue reading The Odyssey (L’odyssée)

Girlish Number Collection

Girlish Number Collection (Cert 12) 2 Discs DVD / Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 291 minutes approx. 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 maybe you could be … Continue reading Girlish Number Collection

The Talent Of My Friends (Le talent de mes amis)

The Talent Of My Friends (Le talent de mes amis) France (2015) Dir. Alex Luntz I’m not sure when exactly at what age a mid-life crisis is supposed to take place or indeed can be categorised as one, but 35 sounds a little early to me. However, like the main character is this French comedy … Continue reading The Talent Of My Friends (Le talent de mes amis)

Love & Peace

Love & Peace (Cert PG) 1 Disc (Distributor: Third Window Films) Running Time: 118 minutes approx. Japanese maverick Sion Sono had a busy 2015, making no less than SIX films of varying subjects and styles, including the violent satire Tag and this almost unimaginable for Sono family friendly tokusatsu (special effects) fantasy movie, in which … Continue reading Love & Peace


  Reality Italy (2012) Dir. Matteo Garrone Luciano (Aniello Arena) is an amiable fishmonger in Naples, who makes some extra money by running scams involving robot pasta cookers with his wife Maria (Loredana Simioli). At a family wedding Luciano is about to perform his party piece comedy drag act when he is upstaged by Enzo … Continue reading Reality