Greta US (2018) Dir. Neil Jordan Making friends is hard for some people, especially if they are getting on a bit and their family is no longer with them. They crave company and welcome any sort of human contact when it comes their way, which sometimes might be construed as them being a bit needy. … Continue reading Greta

No Mercy (Eonni)

No Mercy (Eonni) Korea (2019) Dir. Im Kyung-Taek If there is one thing Korean cinema is good at it is the violent revenge thriller, though they have been a bit heavy on the testosterone. Aside from 2005’s Princess Aurora, women weren’t given much chance to fight back, until The Villainess kicked the doors open in … Continue reading No Mercy (Eonni)

Steins;Gate 0 – Part Two

Steins;Gate 0 - Part Two (Episodes 13-24) (Cert 15) 2 Discs DVD/Blu-ray (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 294 minutes approx Once again, we find ourselves caught up in the complex rabbit hole of intrigue, mystery, betrayal, and time travel as Steins;Gate 0 rolls on. As the first volume of this elliptical sequel ended, amnesiac war … Continue reading Steins;Gate 0 – Part Two

Steins;Gate 0 – Part One

Steins;Gate 0 - Part One (Episodes 1-12) (Cert 12) 2 Discs Blu-ray/4 Discs DVD/BD combo Ltd. Ed. (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 289 minutes approx   You remember Steins;Gate don’t you? The 2011 sci-fi adventure based around a group of friends who create a time machine from a microwave oven? Well, I hope so as this … Continue reading Steins;Gate 0 – Part One

Erased (Boku Dake ga Inai Machi)

Erased (Boku Dake ga Inai Machi) Japan (2016) Dir. Yuichiro Hirakawa Changing the past is risky business so it is probably just as well none of us are able to do this. But if changing the past is the same as changing the future then maybe it might be worth having this bizarre ability after … Continue reading Erased (Boku Dake ga Inai Machi)

My Name Is Julia Ross

My Name Is Julia Ross (Cert 15) 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: Arrow Academy) Running Time: 65 minutes approx. It’s become something of a cliché to find some way of making a Hitchcock comparison or reference when discussing any mystery or suspense thriller from the 1940’s but the fact remains, there are occasions when watching such … Continue reading My Name Is Julia Ross

A Quiet Place

A Quiet Place US (2018) Dir. John Krasinski  One of the ways actors trip up when making films, TV show or performing in stage plays is forgetting their lines, especially if the script is a lengthy and garrulous affair. You can probably imagine the joy the cast of this tense horror/sci-fi outing felt when they … Continue reading A Quiet Place

L’Amant Double

L'Amant Double France/Belgium (2017) Dir. François Ozon When a director’s reputation precedes them by a vast distance, reading the summary of their latest film fills you with either a cold dread or perverse excitement. And when that director is maverick auteur François Ozon and one early shot is an extreme close up of lady parts … Continue reading L’Amant Double


Cure Japan (1997) Dir. Kiyoshi Kurosawa Over the past 20 years, Asian cinema has proven a dab hand at psychological horror, while Hollywood was already making their own in the guise of serial killer flicks, with the likes of Silence Of The Lambs getting things off to a notorious start. A year before Ringu blew … Continue reading Cure

The Bloodthirsty Trilogy

The Bloodthirsty Trilogy (Cert 18) 2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: Arrow Video) Running Time: 235 minutes approx. Vampire films are not usually associated with Japanese cinema, since they have their own take on the supernatural for their horror films. Despite the odd entry appearing over the past decade or so, vampires haven’t troubled J-Horror films that … Continue reading The Bloodthirsty Trilogy