Anime Review – Hello World

Hello World Japan (2019) Dir. Tomohiko Ito We would all like to go back in time and change something in our pasts but we can’t, and even if we could, there are infinite possibilities to the scope of irreparable damage this could cause for us personally and the world around us. Yet, we never learn. … Continue reading Anime Review – Hello World

Someone, Somewhere (Deux moi)

Someone, Somewhere (Deux moi) France (2019) Dir. Cédric Klapisch So near yet so far. It is amazing what we look for in life might be right under our noses but for whatever reason we are unable to see it. Be it circumstances or fate, we carry on looking far and wide for a solution to … Continue reading Someone, Somewhere (Deux moi)

He Who Gets Slapped

He Who Gets Slapped US (1924) Dir. Victor Sjöström Laughter is the best medicine, it helps us get through the day, and we should all laugh or lose our minds. Yet, laughter can be cruel, demeaning, and destructive, ruining our confidence or happiness by those who laugh at us and not with us. Perhaps this … Continue reading He Who Gets Slapped

Kids On The Slope (Sakamichi no Apollon)

Kids On The Slope (Sakamichi no Apollon) Japan (2018) Dir. Takahiro Miki Another live action adaptation of a successful and in this writer’s opinion top shelf anime series, meaning it has a LOT to live up to. But unlike other anime properties, being a slice of life show means it has less visual spectacle to … Continue reading Kids On The Slope (Sakamichi no Apollon)

O Maidens In Your Savage Season Collection

O Maidens In Your Savage Season Collection (Cert 18) 2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 303 minutes approx. “Girls think about sex too!” After years of slice-of-life anime series convincing us that all Japanese high school girls are chaste, virtuous and largely asexual, it seems the current trend is dispel this myth and instead … Continue reading O Maidens In Your Savage Season Collection

Always (O-jik geu-dae-man)

Always (O-jik geu-dae-man) Korean (2011) Dir. Song Il-gon It’s been said by those who know that you can find love when you least expect it or are not specifically looking for it - that is if you can see it coming. Not everybody has that specific ability however but that won’t stop love from finding … Continue reading Always (O-jik geu-dae-man)

The Enchanting Phantom (Qian nü you hun: Ren jian qing)

The Enchanting Phantom (Qian nü you hun: Ren jian qing) China (2020) Dir. Lin Zhenzhao It’s the same old story - boy meets girl, boy falls for girl, they are separated, can they get back together again? Except, as the title implies, this isn’t quite the same old story, as the girl in question happens to … Continue reading The Enchanting Phantom (Qian nü you hun: Ren jian qing)

Up For Love (Un homme à la hauteur)

Up For Love (Un homme à la hauteur) France (2016) Dir. Laurent Tirard Size doesn’t matter. It is one of those humiliation-saving white lies told since time immemorial, along with bums not looking big certain dresses, an overcooked dinner still being edible, or a terrible haircut being fine. The problem is 50% of the people … Continue reading Up For Love (Un homme à la hauteur)

Champagne

Champagne UK (1928) Dir. Alfred Hitchcock People who grew up with wealth are the worst. There, I said it. Now, I realise that might be deemed and egregious generalisation, but there are far too many examples of people whose sense of entitlement has come from not having to struggle or often actually work to afford … Continue reading Champagne

Domestic Girlfriend Collection

Domestic Girlfriend Collection (Cert 18) 2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 329 minutes approx. The harem set-up in anime is the ultimate male wish fulfilment fantasy for lonely losers like me to live vicariously through, except it is always played for comedy since it won’t ever occur in real life. But what if it … Continue reading Domestic Girlfriend Collection