Movie Review – Ron’s Gone Wrong

Ron's Gone Wrong UK/US (2021) Dirs. Sarah Smith & Jean-Philippe Vine Kids these days spend way too much time on their phones or playing computer games that they don’t know what it is like to interact with people in real life. That is the picture painted by the media and may even be probably true … Continue reading Movie Review – Ron’s Gone Wrong

Movie Review – The Sparks Brothers

The Sparks Brothers UK/US (2021) Dir. Edgar Wright “Your favourite band’s favourite band” is the legend that accompanies the characteristic cover artwork for this 141-minute retrospective on the career of one of popular music’s biggest paradoxes. Sparks, the duo of brothers Ron and Russell Mael, are one of the most influential bands of the past … Continue reading Movie Review – The Sparks Brothers

Movie Review – Sabotage

Sabotage UK (1936) Dir. Alfred Hitchcock It’s been a while since I last watched a Hitchcock film and Talking Pictures TV channel here in the UK screened this entry from his later British days which I had always thought I had seen. I had confused it with his 1942 film Saboteur but it turns out … Continue reading Movie Review – Sabotage

Movie Review – Censor

Censor UK (2021) Dir. Prano Bailey-Bond “Ban this sick filth!” Those of us who lived through Thatcher’s Britain in the 1980s may recall the furore from Daily Mail reading morons over the so called “video nasty”, straight-to-video low budget horror films free from cinema censorship, meaning OTT gore and violence. Typically, it was claimed they … Continue reading Movie Review – Censor

MIB’s Top Ten Anime of 2021 (UK)

2021 was another interesting year for anime in the UK in the current COVID climate, where delays to physical media releases meant fans were supposed to rely on streaming to get their fixes. This did have its advantages though, notably when Amazon Prime got hold of the Evangelion Rebuild film series and brought us the … Continue reading MIB’s Top Ten Anime of 2021 (UK)

Blu-Ray Review – No Time To Die

No Time To Die (Cert 12) 2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: Universal) Running Time: 164 minutes approx. Release Date – December 20th Do I start this review by mentioning the irony in how it took almost 2 years for this film to hit the cinemas yet barely two months for the home media release to come … Continue reading Blu-Ray Review – No Time To Die

Movie Review – Limbo

Limbo UK (2020) Dir. Ben Sharrock Depending on where you are in the world, immigration will be a prevalent and ubiquitous topic in the news, whether people are leaving our country or arriving in them. As ever, there are two sides to every story though many inhabitants of the receiving country are not interested in … Continue reading Movie Review – Limbo

Movie Review – In The Earth

In The Earth UK (2021) Dir. Ben Wheatley Not only should humanity leave nature alone but it should also beware of urban myths and ancient folklore as there may be some truth to them. And if the two should happen to coincide with one another then more fool anyone who still doesn’t heed the warning … Continue reading Movie Review – In The Earth

Movie Review – After Love

After Love UK (2020) Dir. Aleem Khan Despite having never been in a relationship let alone a marriage (nor am I likely to), I am aware that over time both parties will get to know each other intimately, and form an unbreakable bond based on that synergy, understanding, and trust. Unfortunately, it doesn’t always work … Continue reading Movie Review – After Love

Movie review – The Father

The Father UK/France (2020) Dir. Florian Zeller You don’t need me to tell you dementia is one of the cruellest diseases inflicted upon humankind, for both the sufferer and those around them, especially the loved ones forced to watch their decline on a daily basis. Many films have been made on this subject to great … Continue reading Movie review – The Father