Anime Review – Jujutsu Kaisen Part 1

Jujutsu Kaisen Part 1 (Episodes 1-12) 2 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: Anime Ltd.) Running time: 290 minutes approx. If anime is to be believed, Japan must be the most unfortunate country in the world for rampaging spirits and demon manifestations; you can’t move for stories about teenagers with latent abilities to see ghoulish aberrations or have … Continue reading Anime Review – Jujutsu Kaisen Part 1

Anime Review – Alice In Borderland

Alice In Borderland Complete Collection (Cert 15) 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 70 minutes approx. Release Date: July 4th Survival is a natural instinct of human and animals alike. Many times we are forced to go it alone but having others with you for help and support makes all the difference, giving us … Continue reading Anime Review – Alice In Borderland

Anime Review – Belle

Belle (Cert 12) 1 Disc Blu-ray/2 Discs Ltd. Ed 4K Blu-ray (Distributor: Anime Ltd.) Running time: 122 minutes approx. Release Date: June 27th    The internet has become the best hiding place in the world. It is somewhere for those in pain to seek solace, the lonely to find company, and on a darker note, … Continue reading Anime Review – Belle

Movie Review – True Mothers

True Mothers (Asa ga kuru) Japan (2020) Dir. Naomi Kawase Define “mother” - is it someone who gives birth to you or someone who raises, nurtures, and looks after you in life? Obviously, this can relate to fathers too but given the bond that forms during pregnancy, there is an argument the question is more … Continue reading Movie Review – True Mothers

Anime Review – Pompo The Cinéphile

Pompo The Cinéphile (Cert 12A) Limited Theatrical Release (Distributor: Anime Ltd.) Running time: 94 minutes approx. Release Date: June 29th   “Welcome to the world of dreams and madness!” So speaks the eponymous character of this anime love letter to cinema, as if the title wasn’t already a giveaway. If the “madness” part sounds like a … Continue reading Anime Review – Pompo The Cinéphile

Movie Review – The Warped Forest

The Warped Forest (Asatte no Mori) Japan (2011) Dir. Shunichiro Miki Q: When is a sequel not a sequel? A: When it is a spiritual sequel. Similarly crazy, The Warped Forest is the spiritual sequel to 2005’s surreal compendium Funky Forest: The First Contact, a collection of random skits about stuff. One of its three … Continue reading Movie Review – The Warped Forest

Anime Review – Kanon Collection

Kanon Collection (Cert 12) 4 Discs DVD (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 582 minutes approx. Release Date: June 13th Stop me if you’ve heard this before - a high school boy returns to a town he once visited as a child to reconnect with a girl he met there, of whom he has vague memories. He … Continue reading Anime Review – Kanon Collection

Anime Review – Hinamatsuri

Hinamatsuri (Cert 12) 2 Discs Blu-ray + Digital Copy (Distributor: Funimation) Running time: 288 minutes approx. Release Date: May 30th There are many combinations in life that have little to no chance of actually working, like fish and gravy, or Tories and the truth. Fortunately, we live in a world where anime exists and they … Continue reading Anime Review – Hinamatsuri

Anime Review – Dog & Scissors Collection

Dog & Scissors Collection (Cert 15) 2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 312 minutes approx. Release Date: June 6th Dogs are great. Scissors have their uses. Put them together though and you’re asking for trouble and this being anime, trouble is very much on the menu. Oh, and there are books too. Lots of … Continue reading Anime Review – Dog & Scissors Collection

Movie Review – Unlock Your Heart

Unlock Your Heart (Hiraite) Japan (2021) Dir. Rin Shuto It clearly says in the Ten Commandments “You shall not covet your neighbour’s house; you shall not covet your neighbour’s wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbour’s” yet we still do. When … Continue reading Movie Review – Unlock Your Heart