Movie Review – Okay Madam

Okay Madam Korea (2020) Dir. Lee Chul-Ha Never mind snakes on a plane, what about a group of armed North Korean terrorists looking for a defector? Which ones would you want to take your chances with? Never mind, there might be somebody on the flight who can deal with them without you having to lift … Continue reading Movie Review – Okay Madam

Movie Review – Oxygen

Oxygen (Oxygène) France (2021) Dir. Alexandre Aja Most of us have woken up in the middle of the night and wondered where we are as a result of a weird dream or nightmare, whilst those who drink to excess will quite literally wake up in a stage place. Now imagine that strange place is a … Continue reading Movie Review – Oxygen

Movie Review – Black Bud

Black Bud India (2021) Dir. Amol Kale No wonder lust is one of the seven deadly sins, it causes more trouble than good. If being consumed with desire pays off with the odd moment of bliss where nobody gets hurt, that is fine. Unfortunately, more often than not people do end up getting hurt - … Continue reading Movie Review – Black Bud

Movie Review – Ten

Ten (Dah) Iran (2002) Dir. Abbas Kiarostami Forgive me as I am not entirely sure how to describe this film let alone review it. It isn’t through being weird or impenetrable as it is neither of those things but it is different. Oddly enough, I have already reviewed a similar film no doubt inspired by … Continue reading Movie Review – Ten

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

Movie Review – Lucky Grandma

Lucky Grandma US (2019) Dir. Sasie Sealy “It’s fate.” So speaks the eponymous senior citizen when all her troubles come to a head, making a mockery of the title since luck is the one thing she is short of. But of course, whilst there is a chance this was fate at the start, it more … Continue reading Movie Review – Lucky Grandma

Movie Review – Red Post On Escher Street

Red Post On Escher Street (Escher dori no akai posuto) Japan (2020) Dir. Sion Sono So you think making a film is easy? Just get a camera, find some people to ponce about, edit it and upload to YouTube and you’re on your way to Hollywood? Unfortunately not, as there are many tangibles to be … Continue reading Movie Review – Red Post On Escher Street

Movie Review – Charlatan

Charlatan Czech Republic (2020) Dir. Agnieszka Holland We have to hand it to the doctors and nurses who treat us, heal us, and help us control of injuries and maladies but we must also recognise they aren’t miracle workers and there are occasions when even they are helpless. Modern medicine is a marvel, forever updating … Continue reading Movie Review – Charlatan

Movie Review – Shock Wave 2

Shock Wave 2 Hong Kong (2020) Dir. Herman Yau I don’t know what it is about Asian cinema but they have a weird practice of making sequels to films that are sequels in name only. This is a great example - Shockwave came out in 2017 and some of the cast return here but in … Continue reading Movie Review – Shock Wave 2

Anime Review – Lord El-Melloi II’s Case Files Collection

Lord El-Melloi II's Case Files Collection (Cert 15) 2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 333 minutes approx. Release Date: July 26th This series has a rather deceptive title that could cost it some fan interest if the name of the protagonist isn’t instantly recognisable. The eponymous Lord El-Melloi II began life as a side … Continue reading Anime Review – Lord El-Melloi II’s Case Files Collection