Movie Review – Dance With Me (Dansu wizu mî)

Dance With Me (Dansu wizu mî) Japan (2019) Dir. Shinobu Yaguchi “Do-ya do-ya do-ya do-ya wanna dance” Personally no, as I have three left feet, no sense of rhythm, and a little thing called dignity that stops me from making a prat of myself in public. Others aren’t so inhibited and enjoy prancing about to … Continue reading Movie Review – Dance With Me (Dansu wizu mî)

Revue Starlight Collector’s Collection

Revue Starlight Collector’s Collection (Cert PG) 2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 301 minutes approx.   No doubt you have seen TV talent shows like The X Factor, The Voice, et al, and thought the audition process seemed quite demanding and often unforgiving on the poor saps desperate for their fifteen minutes of fame. Well, … Continue reading Revue Starlight Collector’s Collection

Live It Up!

Live It Up! UK (1963) Dir. Lance Comfort As life changes, the highs and lows of a wannabe pop star trying to break into the music business is one thing that will remain a constant. The music may differ, the opportunities slimmer or wider, but getting the people who matter invested in you or your … Continue reading Live It Up!

Leto

Leto Russia (2018) Dir. Kirill Serebrennikov It’s a long way to the top if you want to rock and roll, unless you are living in Communist Russia in the 1980s in which case, it is a very long way to the top but only if the Party approves of your lyrics first. After all, it’s … Continue reading Leto

The Young Girls Of Rochefort (Les Demoiselles de Rochefort)

The Young Girls Of Rochefort (Les Demoiselles de Rochefort) France (1967) Dir. Jacques Demy When people fall in love they feel the need to shout it from the rooftops for everyone to hear, and maybe even break out into a spontaneous dance routine to express the joy they are current experiencing. Only in the movies … Continue reading The Young Girls Of Rochefort (Les Demoiselles de Rochefort)

The Sapphires

The Sapphires Australia (2012) Dir. Wayne Blair “Can you do it blacker?” Not really the sort of thing to say to a group of Aboriginal singers who have endured a measure of racism in their lives but in context, it’s one of the wittier jokes in this musical rage-to…well rags tale based on a true … Continue reading The Sapphires

Every Day’s A Holiday

Every Day's A Holiday UK (1964) Dir. James Hill The rock’n’roll movie was probably an inevitability after Bill Haley and Elvis took off and Hollywood decided to capitalise on their fame. It wasn’t long before British rockers got the same treatment with Tommy Steele and Cliff Richard. But by the 60s, it seems anyone with … Continue reading Every Day’s A Holiday

The Legend Of The Stardust Brothers (Hoshikuzu kyôdai no densetsu)

The Legend Of The Stardust Brothers (Hoshikuzu kyôdai no densetsu) Japan (1985) Dir. Macoto Tezuka Everyone seems to think being a pop star is the easiest path to money, adoration, and some kind of fulfilled life. In this day and age of TV talent shows fast tracking wannabes to the top this ideal has been … Continue reading The Legend Of The Stardust Brothers (Hoshikuzu kyôdai no densetsu)

Anna And The Apocalypse

Anna And The Apocalypse UK (2017) Dir. John McPhail We’ve seen pretty much every kind of zombie movie you can think of - violent horror, comedy, animated, even a rom-com but I suspect this might be the first musical zombie flick. You heard that right. If ever two genres were unlikely to be paired up, … Continue reading Anna And The Apocalypse

Starmyu Season 1 Collection

Starmyu Season 1 Collection (Cert PG) 2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 285 minutes approx. Japanese idol groups - multi-headed beasts whose rhythmic movements to music and colourful appearances have captivated audiences of otaku and music fans alike in Nippon for generations - have been the subject of many an anime. Some have secondary … Continue reading Starmyu Season 1 Collection