Anime Review – Princess Principal: Crown Handler Part 1

Princess Principal: Crown Handler Part 1 (Cert PG) 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 54 minutes approx. Release Date: August 8th As is the current trend, the further adventures of Team White Pigeon, a group of young female spies in an alternative Steampunk version of bifurcated Victorian London, comes in theatrical form rather than … Continue reading Anime Review – Princess Principal: Crown Handler Part 1

Movie Review – Special Delivery

Special Delivery (Teuksong) Korea (2022) Dir. Park Dae-Min Maybe we take Amazon, Royal Mail, DHL, Deliveroo, et al for granted when it comes to expecting our orders to arrive, overlooking the journeys their drivers need to make to reach us. After all, anything can happen to hold them up or cause them to take a … Continue reading Movie Review – Special Delivery

Movie Review – Zero Point Five Love

Zero Point Five Love China (2014) Dir. GengXiao Can love be broken down to a mathematical equation? I’ll never find out but there is bound to be some boffin out there who might think so. Surely, if there was then it would be “you + me = love” or something equally as trite. Perhaps I’m … Continue reading Movie Review – Zero Point Five Love

Anime Review – Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko

Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko (Cert TBC) Limited Theatrical Release (Distributor: Anime Ltd.) Running time: 97 minutes approx. Release Date: August 10th    They say you can’t choose your family but we know this is palpably untrue and often this has led to many an enriched life, largely through family being a nebulous concept that transcends … Continue reading Anime Review – Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko

Movie Review – Runway 34

Runway 34 India (2022) Dir. Ajay Devgn “It’s always the pilot’s fault!” Imagine being hailed a hero for saving the lives of all the passengers on the plane you are piloting only to have this publicly disputed because of a procedural investigation. Quite a blow to the ego I would think. Captain Vikrant Khanna (Ajay … Continue reading Movie Review – Runway 34

Movie Review – Wild Men

Wild Men (Vildmænd) Denmark (2021) Dir. Thomas Daneskov Getting away from the hustle and bustle of daily life is something we all dream of, with many achieving this by jetting off for two weeks in sunnier climes. Others become so run down, they literally have go off grid and go back to nature to avoid … Continue reading Movie Review – Wild Men

Movie Review – Happening

Happening (L'événement) France (2021) Dir. Audrey Diwan “I’d like a child one day, but not instead of a life.” Abortion is a contentious subject that rages to this day. It is not just a moral issue but also a political one, with many countries having strict rule against it - just recently in the US, … Continue reading Movie Review – Happening

Movie Review – Keep An Eye Out

Keep An Eye Out (Au poste!) France (2018) Dir. Quentin Dupieux We are supposed to hold the police in the highest of regard as enforcers of the law and protectors of the peace. That’s the theory anyway - cinema, with The Keystone Cops, Inspector Clouseau, Police Academy, Naked Gun and Hot Fuzz, chose to defy … Continue reading Movie Review – Keep An Eye Out

Movie Review – The Worst Person In The World

The Worst Person In The World (Verdens verste menneske) Norway (2021) Dir. Joachim Trier As tempted as I am to proclaim this a film about myself, it sadly isn’t. You will find, however, this in an ironic title for a story that charts the peaks and troughs in the life of a young woman who … Continue reading Movie Review – The Worst Person In The World

Anime Review – The Deer King

The Deer King (Cert 15) Limited Theatrical Release (Distributor: Anime Ltd.) Running time: 114 minutes approx. Release Date: July 27th    For what seems to be many a millennia, the message has been that man and nature need to learn to live together; this is also true of man learning to live with his fellow … Continue reading Anime Review – The Deer King