So Long, My Son

So Long, My Son (Cert 12) 1 Disc DVD (Distributor: Curzon/Artificial Eye) Running Time: 178 minutes approx. Release Date – February 10th China is a complex country to us outsiders, and no doubt quite vexing to its inhabitants too. It can’t seem to make up its mind if it is a new capitalist superpower or … Continue reading So Long, My Son

I Want To Eat Your Pancreas

I Want To Eat Your Pancreas (Cert PG) 1 Disc DVD/Blu-ray (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 108 minutes approx. Release Date: February 24th    Before we get to the main review it is necessary to disappoint anyone drawn to the wonderfully inviting title of this anime film, it is in fact NOT a horror story. … Continue reading I Want To Eat Your Pancreas

Manon

Manon (Cert U) 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: Arrow Academy) Running Time: 106 minutes approx. Release Date – February 24th “Nothing’s disgusting when you’re in love” Like most red-blooded males I am a sucker for a pretty face though thankfully I have never been lead up the garden path by one. This is not to suggest … Continue reading Manon

The Insect Woman (Nippon konchûki)

The Insect Woman (Nippon konchûki) Japan (1963) Dir. Shohei Imamura Life is about struggles for most of us and those who are fortunate enough not to face any difficulties will never understand this. How we deal this is what makes us the people we are - whether we curl up and die, roll with the … Continue reading The Insect Woman (Nippon konchûki)

Happy Times (Xing fu shi guang)

Happy Times (Xing fu shi guang) China (2000) Dir. Zhang Yimou Lies and the lying liars who tell them. Even in the name of love, it is not a good idea to try to impress your prospective partner with a tiny - or massive - fib but some people can’t help themselves. Surely, no good … Continue reading Happy Times (Xing fu shi guang)

Hotel du Nord

Hotel du Nord (Cert PG) 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: Arrow Academy) Running Time: 97 minutes approx. Release Date – February 10th “This story has no victim nor culprit, only two accomplices” For the most part this is true, but things have a habit of getting out of hand and drawing others into the mess that … Continue reading Hotel du Nord

Little Monsters

Little Monsters (Cert 15) 1 Disc DVD/Blu-ray (Distributor: Altitude Films) Running Time: 94 minutes approx. Release Date – February 10th Kids eh? Who’d have them? Sure, they may be cute for the first few years of their lives and their naivety is endearing but they can also be a handful. In the worst case scenario … Continue reading Little Monsters