The Seven Swords

The Seven Swords China (2019) Dir. Francis Nam Chi-Wai This is something of anomaly for me as I can’t find any sufficient information about this wu xia fantasy film at all online. Aside from the poster, a trailer, and ironically, the film itself, The Seven Swords is shrouded in mystery - it doesn’t even have … Continue reading The Seven Swords

The Monkey King 3 (Xi you ji zhi nü er guo)

The Monkey King 3 (Xi you ji zhi nü er guo) China/Hong Kong (2018) Dir. Cheang Pou-soi No doubt the bean counters at Filmko Entertainment were giddy with excitement when the first Monkey King film in 2014 became such a huge box office hit and were doubly orgasmic when its 2016 sequel yielded even bigger … Continue reading The Monkey King 3 (Xi you ji zhi nü er guo)

Big Fish & Begonia

Big Fish & Begonia (Cert PG) 1 Disc DVD/Blu-ray (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 105 minutes approx. Whilst the Chinese animation industry has been in existence since the 1920’s is hasn’t had the same international exposure as other countries. Looking to change this is a film that was a true labour of love for two … Continue reading Big Fish & Begonia

Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Season 1 Collection

Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Season 1 Collection (Cert 15) 3 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: Kaze UK) Running time: 650 minutes approx. My initial opening line for this review was going to be “The title says it all” but the reality is, it doesn’t - not by a long shot. Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure is definitely bizarre but is … Continue reading Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Season 1 Collection

Thor: Ragnarok

Thor: Ragnarok (Cert 12A) US (2017) Dir. Taika Waititi I must confess that I wasn’t overly impressed with the first two Thor films and very little about the trailers made me excited for this third entry into the franchise’s cinematic canon. I can’t quite put my finger on why this was but given the recent … Continue reading Thor: Ragnarok

Doctor Strange

Doctor Strange US (2016) Dir. Scott Derrickson In the year of the Marvel vs. DC war on the big screen, Marvel are so far 2-0 up with Deadpool and Captain America: Civil War both delivering the goods whilst DC’s Batman vs. Superman and Suicide Squad were disappointments critically and at the box office. Can Marvel … Continue reading Doctor Strange