Sixteen Candles

Sixteen Candles (Cert 12) 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: Arrow Video) Running Time: 92 mins/94 mins approx Extended version Release Date – July 22nd To us Brits, American high schools always seem like a hub for debauchery and mischief if films of the 80’s are to be believed; Certainly, my school was nothing like those depicted … Continue reading Sixteen Candles

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Darling In The FranXX Part 2

Darling In The FranXX Part 2 (Episodes 13-24) (Cert 12) 2 Discs DVD/Blu-ray (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 288 minutes approx Release Date: July 22nd        The first volume of Darling In The FranXX was a major surprise after the early episodes set it up as an unsubtle and bawdy Neon Genesis Evangelion clone, turning … Continue reading Darling In The FranXX Part 2

Marty

Marty US (1955) Dir. Delbert Mann What is it with Italian mothers and their sons? They want them to get married and have a family of their own but don’t want them to have a life of their own. I suppose this isn’t exclusive to Italian families but for the sake of the titular singleton … Continue reading Marty

Nina

Nina Poland (2018) Dir. Olga Chajdas There are many moral dilemmas in life born from acts of altruism and generosity at their purest, fraught with many frustrating complications that are frankly inevitable. Chief among them would be the act of surrogacy, a noble deed blighted by the complexities of human emotion. For teacher Nina (Julia … Continue reading Nina

Second Spring (Seconda primavera)

Second Spring (Seconda primavera) Italy (2016) Dir. Francesco Calogero For many people, having children is a priority in a marriage, largely through the tradition of keeping a family lineage going into the foreseeable future, but it has also known to cause some problems. Whether a successful career might be compromised or the baby was unplanned, … Continue reading Second Spring (Seconda primavera)

November

November Estonia (2017) Dir. Rainer Sarnet There must be something in the water in Eastern Europe as many of THE weirdest films come from this region. Throwing their hat into the ring is Estonia - making their first appearance on this site - with a film framed within its own unique folklore, so if you … Continue reading November

Pillow Talk

Pillow Talk US (1959) Dir. Michael Gordon The legendary Doris Day passed away last month which prompted many TV channels to show some of her classic films in tribute, one of them being this Oscar winning “sex comedy”, though this was 1959 and sex in cinema at that time is FAR different from how it … Continue reading Pillow Talk