Catch Me Daddy Movie Review

Catch Me Daddy UK (2014) Dir. Daniel Wolfe “This is going end bad. It is going to end real bad.” Honour killings are something those of us living under western culture and religion will never understand, but under Islamic law it is perfectly acceptable to kill a member of your own family - usually female … Continue reading Catch Me Daddy Movie Review

The Ladykillers

The Ladykillers UK (1955) Dir. Alexander Mackendrick Is there such a thing as a criminal mastermind? They can devise complex, ingenious, and audacious plans to commit a robbery that in theory are foolproof. The only thing they never envision is being caught - or that their downfall would come from an unlikely source. Mrs. Wilberforce … Continue reading The Ladykillers

Pili

Pili UK/Tanzania (2017) Dir. Leanne Welham The term “First world problems” is thrown about a lot as an ironic admission of our inherent comfort compared others living under less fortunate circumstances. Yet, how much do we know the struggles in third world countries, where even the smallest things we take for granted are out of … Continue reading Pili

Eternal Beauty

Eternal Beauty UK (2019) Dir. Craig Roberts    “There is no such thing as happiness, just moments of not being depressed!” Mental health is a serious condition that cannot be pigeon holed to one set of symptoms or its effect on people. As someone on the Autism spectrum, I know whereof I speak as some … Continue reading Eternal Beauty

MIB’s Top Ten Anime of 2020 (UK)

If you think about, 2020 should have been a boon year for UK anime fans being cooped up indoors due to the COVID pandemic meant more time to watch anime! In theory at least. Plenty of new titles were released during the new with some real corkers as well as glut of new films and … Continue reading MIB’s Top Ten Anime of 2020 (UK)

Small Axe

Small Axe UK (2020) Dir. Steve McQueen In 2010, British director Steve McQueen had the idea of making a TV series for the BBC about the lives of black people in Britain, but after he started writing, McQueen realised he had enough material to tell individual stories instead. The result is Small Axe, five feature … Continue reading Small Axe

Knuckledust

Knuckledust (Cert 18) VOD (Distributor: Samuel Goldwyn Films) Running Time: 106 minutes approx. Release Date – December 11th Disclaimer: Due to me being hard of hearing and with the screener I watched not having HOH subtitles as well as a hideous sound mix, I was unable to understand very little of the dialogue. Therefore, details … Continue reading Knuckledust

Dirty God

Dirty God UK/Netherlands (2019) Dir. Sacha Polak “Beauty is Truth” So says John Keats in his Ode on a Grecian Urn but the irony is beauty is something that is very easy to manufacture and falsify. Yet we must also ponder our definition of beauty in reference to appearance. Take away our looks do we … Continue reading Dirty God

Make Up

Make Up UK (2019) Dir. Claire Oakley Being the outsider is always difficult, more so when you arrive in a place where the local community is tight knit. You may have the support of someone close already part of that number, but there is still everyone else to win over - just don’t end up … Continue reading Make Up

Ghost Stories

Ghost Stories UK (2017) Dirs. Jeremy Dyson & Andy Nyman “We have to be so very careful what we believe in” A maxim we should all heed but likely, we never will. And as the film’s title suggests, this isn’t about religion though it does play a small part in the cynicism of the main … Continue reading Ghost Stories