Seventeen (Siebzehn)

Seventeen (Siebzehn) Austria (2017) Dir. Monja Art “Why must I be a teenager in love?” If you were around in 1959 you’ll recall Marty Wilde (or Dion if you’re American) singing the above lament to countless kids in the same situation. The title of Seventeen is also a rather festive giveaway regarding what to expect … Continue reading Seventeen (Siebzehn)

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Darling In The FranXX Part 2

Darling In The FranXX Part 2 (Episodes 13-24) (Cert 12) 2 Discs DVD/Blu-ray (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 288 minutes approx Release Date: July 22nd        The first volume of Darling In The FranXX was a major surprise after the early episodes set it up as an unsubtle and bawdy Neon Genesis Evangelion clone, turning … Continue reading Darling In The FranXX Part 2

Everybody Knows (Todos lo saben)

Everybody Knows (Todos lo saben) Spain (2018) Dir. Asghar Farhadi “Everybody” is a word that, of late, has been overused by many people trying to justify their own opinions, becoming more of a nebulous exaggeration than a useful pronoun. Usually the problem is when everybody does know that is when dramas arise, especially in a … Continue reading Everybody Knows (Todos lo saben)

Nina

Nina Poland (2018) Dir. Olga Chajdas There are many moral dilemmas in life born from acts of altruism and generosity at their purest, fraught with many frustrating complications that are frankly inevitable. Chief among them would be the act of surrogacy, a noble deed blighted by the complexities of human emotion. For teacher Nina (Julia … Continue reading Nina

Hellsing Ultimate – Volume 1-10 Complete Collection

Hellsing Ultimate - Volume 1-10 Complete Collection (Cert 18) 5 Discs (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 493 minutes approx. Release Date: July 15th   Manga Entertainment has brought another classic (well sort of) out of the mothballs for a Blu-ray re-release, compiling all ten of the Hellsing Ultimate OVAs in one handy single collection. Previously … Continue reading Hellsing Ultimate – Volume 1-10 Complete Collection

The Divine Order (Die göttliche Ordnung)

The Divine Order (Die göttliche Ordnung) Switzerland (2017) Dir. Petra Volpe It’s sad to see inequality for women is still an issue in the 21st century. Whether driven by religion or sheer pig headedness, one would hope we’d have advanced since the dark old days that saw the need for suffragist movements, one of the … Continue reading The Divine Order (Die göttliche Ordnung)

Naruto Shippuden Collection 37

Naruto Shippuden Collection 37 (Episodes 473-486) (Cert 15) 2 Discs (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 329 minutes approx. Release Date: July 15th It’s finally here! After almost FIVE years and a multitude of interruptions, we have actually reached the conclusion of the Fourth Great Ninja War! Yes, the story began as a result of the … Continue reading Naruto Shippuden Collection 37