Movie Review – Luca

Luca US (2021) Dir. Enrico Casarosa One specific corner of the filmmaking world that was fortunate enough not to suffer from the Covid shutdown was the animation sector. Think about it - all the work could be done at home, even the voice acting! Pixar certainly took advantage of this, whacking out both Soul and … Continue reading Movie Review – Luca

Movie Review – The Green Knight

The Green Knight (Cert 15) Theatrical/VOD (Distributor: A24/Amazon Prime) Running Time: 130 minutes approx. Release Date – September 24th It might be obtuse to say but the Medieval film has been somewhat ruined by Monty Python & The Holy Grail hilarious deconstruction the genre; one has never been able to see brave knights on a … Continue reading Movie Review – The Green Knight

Anime Review – Zoku Owarimonogatari

Zoku Owarimonogatari (Cert 15) 2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 158 minutes approx. Release Date: August 9th “I’m finally finishing the story that went on for so long.” And about bloody time too! Yes, I know I am in the minority when it comes to not getting on with the Monogatari franchise but this … Continue reading Anime Review – Zoku Owarimonogatari

Anime Review – Killing Bites Collection

Killing Bites Collection (Cert 18) 2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 300 minutes approx. Release Date: July 19th We humans, as Darwin proposed, are descended from animals, well mostly primates, but that might explain why we have such affinity with them as pets or marvelling at them as wildlife. Ideally, the connection should end … Continue reading Anime Review – Killing Bites Collection

Anime Review – Children Of The Sea

Children Of The Sea (Cert PG) 1 Disc DVD/Blu-ray - 2 Discs Ltd Ed Combo (Distributor: Anime Ltd) Running time: 111 minutes approx. Yes, I know there is a Dio-era Black Sabbath song of the same name so to save anyone time, it does not appear anywhere in this film, although there are similarities between … Continue reading Anime Review – Children Of The Sea

Anime Review – Hello World

Hello World Japan (2019) Dir. Tomohiko Ito We would all like to go back in time and change something in our pasts but we can’t, and even if we could, there are infinite possibilities to the scope of irreparable damage this could cause for us personally and the world around us. Yet, we never learn. … Continue reading Anime Review – Hello World

Anime Review – The Demon Girl Next Door

The Demon Girl Next Door (Cert 12) 2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 302 minutes approx. Puberty! We’ve all been there - going to bed one night as a smooth skinned, worry free callow teenager, then wake up the next morning with horns growing out of our heads and long tail protruding from the … Continue reading Anime Review – The Demon Girl Next Door

Not Quite Dead Yet (Ichido shinde mita)

Not Quite Dead Yet (Ichido shinde mita) Japan (2020) Dir. Shinji Hamasaki Isn’t science great? You can do wondrous things with it and because of it that not only astound the mind but can also defy nature! Shame some people want to take advantage of it for their own personal gain and will stoop to … Continue reading Not Quite Dead Yet (Ichido shinde mita)

Look Out, Officer! (Si hing chong gwai)

Look Out, Officer! (Si hing chong gwai) Hong Kong (1990) Dir. Lau Sez-yue Ghosts are supposed to be scary, malevolent beings intent on frightening and tormenting us not helpful and agreeable. Casper The Friendly Ghost set a precedent in kids’ comics but in film they have be few and far between. Which brings us to … Continue reading Look Out, Officer! (Si hing chong gwai)

The Iron Mask (Tayna pechati drakona)

The Iron Mask (Tayna pechati drakona) Russia/China (2019) Dir. Oleg Stepchenko Marketing in cinema is everything. Get that wrong and you can kiss goodbye to all the hard work of the filmmaker turning a profit, no matter how good the film might or might not be. This Chinese-Russian co-production exemplifies the problem of the metaphoric … Continue reading The Iron Mask (Tayna pechati drakona)