Under The Sand (Sous le sable)

Under The Sand (Sous le sable) France (2000) Dir. François Ozon When you read a plot synopsis and then notice the name of the film’s director, there are occasions where this association will elicit feelings of trepidation. This is not a case of say, Lars von Trier doing romantic comedy, but French provocateur François Ozon … Continue reading Under The Sand (Sous le sable)

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Belladonna Of Sadness (Kanashimi no Beradonna)

Belladonna Of Sadness (Kanashimi no Beradonna) Japan (1973) Dir. Eiichi Yamamoto Aesthetically there is little to suggest that this baffling slice of psychedelic erotica can be classified as anime. But it is part of a trilogy involving the godfather of anime and manga Osamu Tezuka, so who are we to argue? Based loosely on the … Continue reading Belladonna Of Sadness (Kanashimi no Beradonna)

God Eater Part 2

God Eater Part 2 (Episode 8-13) (Cert 15) 1 Discs DVD / 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 136 minutes approx. Release Date: September 18th  The war between humans and the Aragami continues in the second instalment of this adaptation of the popular video game. Resuming the story from where we left it, God … Continue reading God Eater Part 2

How To Break Up With My Cat (Eo-tteoh-ge he-eo-jil-kka)

How To Break Up With My Cat (Eo-tteoh-ge he-eo-jil-kka) Korea (2016) Dir. David Cho People who aren’t pet owners will never know how important that furry/feathered/scaly companion can be to a family unit or in a singleton’s life. Because we can’t communicate directly with our pets we don’t always know what they want beyond, food, … Continue reading How To Break Up With My Cat (Eo-tteoh-ge he-eo-jil-kka)

A Certain Magical Index: The Movie – The Miracle Of Endymion

A Certain Magical Index: The Movie - The Miracle Of Endymion (Cert 15) 2 Discs DVD/Blu-ray Combo (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 90 minutes approx. Release Date: September 18th  It would seem that the Index franchise is popular enough in Japan to warrant the cinema spin-off treatment usually reserved for the bigger anime series. But … Continue reading A Certain Magical Index: The Movie – The Miracle Of Endymion

Nurse Witch Komugi R: Complete Collection

Nurse Witch Komugi R: Complete Collection (Cert 12) 3 Discs DVD / 2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 282 minutes approx. Release Date: September 11th  If you have a good memory or have been an avid anime fan for some time, this title may sound familiar to you, since it was originally a first … Continue reading Nurse Witch Komugi R: Complete Collection

The Boy And The Beast

The Boy And The Beast (Cert 12) 1 Disc (Distributor: Studiocanal) Running Time: 119 minutes approx. Release Date – September 4th In the unofficial race to be crowned the “Next Miyazaki” the two names that appear at the top of most lists are Makoto Shinkai and Mamoru Hosoda. While the former has been breaking records … Continue reading The Boy And The Beast