JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable (Cert 15) 1 Disc DVD (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running Time: 119 minutes approx. Having seen the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure anime, the notion of a live action version is preposterous - until we remember Takashi Miike exists! Already with many anime and manga adaptations in his vast catalogue, including Yatterman, … Continue reading JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable

The Wailing (Goksung)

The Wailing (Goksung) Korea (2016) Dir. Na Hong-Jin It’s been over two hours since the end credits of this Korean supernatural thriller began to roll and I am still dumbfounded. Na Hong-Jin has managed to render me speechless - or whatever the written word equivalent is. The story - which is paradoxically simple yet convoluted … Continue reading The Wailing (Goksung)

Attack On Titan: The Movie Part 2: End of the World

Attack On Titan: The Movie Part 2: End of the World (Cert 15) 1 Disc (Distributor: Animatsu Entertainment) Running Time: 87 minutes approx. It’s time to complete the live action adaptation of THE anime/manga sensation of the past five years, and after the rather patchy first film which took a lot of liberties with the … Continue reading Attack On Titan: The Movie Part 2: End of the World

The World Of Kanako (Kawaki)

The World Of Kanako (Kawaki) Japan (2014) Dir. Tetsuya Nakashima This is not an easy film to watch. I appreciate that is not the first thing one wants to read in a review but it has to be said. Tetsuya Nakashima has left the colourful bubblegum world of his breakthrough hit Kamikaze Girls behind in … Continue reading The World Of Kanako (Kawaki)

Why Don’t You Play In Hell? (Jigoku de naze warui)

Why Don't You Play In Hell? (Jigoku de naze warui) Japan (2013) Dir. Sion Sono You’re going to have to bear with me on this one because the plot to Sion Sono’s latest cinematic subversion is not that easy to simplify, at least not without giving away too much - or too little… A group … Continue reading Why Don’t You Play In Hell? (Jigoku de naze warui)