Theatre: A Love Story

Theatre: A Love Story (Cert PG) VOD (Distributor: Amazon Prime Video) Running Time: 136 minutes approx. They say an artist’s biggest critic is themselves yet the praise from others is what truly fuels them whilst massaging their egos. When this doesn’t come, paranoia sets in until they no longer recognise a genuine compliment when they … Continue reading Theatre: A Love Story

Tremble All You Want (Katte ni furuetero)

Tremble All You Want (Katte ni furuetero) Japan (2017) Dir. Akiko Ohku It is said that you never forget your first love (I wouldn’t know but that is what is said) but there is a difference between not forgetting them and clinging on to the futile hope that they will one day reciprocate and make … Continue reading Tremble All You Want (Katte ni furuetero)

Shoplifters

Shoplifters (Cert 15) 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: Thunderbird Releasing) Running Time: 121 minutes approx. The family that steals together stays together - or something like that. Okay, that isn’t the exact quote but in the context of the latest masterwork from Japan’s top chronicler of modern life in the Land of the Rising Sun, it … Continue reading Shoplifters

Chihayafuru Part II (Chihayafuru: Shimo no Ku)

Chihayafuru Part II (Chihayafuru: Shimo no Ku) Japan (2016) Dir. Norihiro Koizumi This second part of this live action trilogy adaptation of Yuki Suetsugu’s manga and the very popular anime TV series wastes no time in getting right back into the story, so newcomers will find themselves at a huge disadvantage. Or they could check … Continue reading Chihayafuru Part II (Chihayafuru: Shimo no Ku)