Me & My Brother’s Mistress (Orokamono) Movie Review

Me & My Brother’s Mistress (Orokamono) Japan (2019) Dirs. Takashi Haga & Sho Suzuki When someone has an extra-marital affair who is to blame? It seems obvious some is apportioned, but it is mostly aimed at the “other woman” whilst the equally culpable cheating man sometimes gets off comparatively lightly. Is this fair? Yoko (Nanami … Continue reading Me & My Brother’s Mistress (Orokamono) Movie Review

Hello World Anime Review

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 Hello World Anime Review

Miyamoto aka From Miyamoto to You (Miyamoto kara Kimi e) Movie Review

  Miyamoto aka From Miyamoto to You (Miyamoto kara Kimi e) Japan (2019) Dir. Tetsuya Mariko “Living life as best I can” As passive as this sounds, it has some validity in today’s world, where having an opinion is the worst thing, what it means to be a man or a woman has changed drastically, … Continue reading Miyamoto aka From Miyamoto to You (Miyamoto kara Kimi e) Movie Review

Gamera The Brave (Chiisaki yûsha-tachi: Gamera) Movie Review

Gamera The Brave (Chiisaki yûsha-tachi: Gamera) Japan (2005) Dir. Ryuta Tasaki You can’t keep a good giant turtle down! After a 15 year absence, Gamera returned to the screens in a big budget trilogy in 1995 which ended in 1999, before resurfacing for his 40th anniversary with this even bigger budget outing. In 1973, Gamera … Continue reading Gamera The Brave (Chiisaki yûsha-tachi: Gamera) Movie Review

The Demon Girl Next Door Anime Review

The Demon Girl Next Door (Cert 12) 2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 302 minutes approx. Release Date: February 8th 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 … Continue reading The Demon Girl Next Door Anime Review

Tokyo Dragon Chef (Tokyo doragon hanten) Movie Review

Tokyo Dragon Chef (Tokyo doragon hanten) Japan (2020) Dir. Yoshihiro Nishimura Reputation is everything in cinema. The news that a director has a new film out will either elicit squeals of joy at the potential masterpiece that awaits, or trepidation at what they have concocted from the depth of their aberrant minds. Japan’s king of … Continue reading Tokyo Dragon Chef (Tokyo doragon hanten) Movie Review

ID: Invaded Anime Review

ID: Invaded (Cert 18) 2 Discs DVD/Blu-ray (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 323 minutes approx. Per Wikipedia: “The Id is the instinctual component of personality that is present at birth, and is the source of bodily needs and wants, emotional impulses and desires, especially aggression” In the future, the Mizuhanome System has been developed which … Continue reading ID: Invaded Anime Review

It Stopped Raining (Shizukana Ame)

It Stopped Raining (Shizukana Ame) Japan (2020) Dir. Ryutaro Nakagawa We all fear losing our memory as we get older, robbing us of the chance to reminisce over those moments in life we enjoyed or helped shaped the people we are. If there is one type of amnesia likely to prove most problematic, it is … Continue reading It Stopped Raining (Shizukana Ame)

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)

Demon City Shinjuku (Makai Toshi: Shinjuku) Anime Review

Demon City Shinjuku (Makai Toshi: Shinjuku) Japan (1988) Dir. Yoshiaki Kawajiri Oh, the things a man will do for a pretty face. There may not be the kind of reward he is hoping for at the end of it, but male bravado is just as toxic as the male libido when it comes to overriding … Continue reading Demon City Shinjuku (Makai Toshi: Shinjuku) Anime Review