Thunderbolt (Pik lik foh)

Thunderbolt (Pik lik foh) Hong Kong (1995) Dir. Gordon Chan Kung Fu and motor racing, not a combination that would immediately spring to mind but in the crazy world of cinema anything goes. And if anybody is bold enough to give it a go, it would be martial arts legend and car fan Jackie Chan. … Continue reading Thunderbolt (Pik lik foh)

Fate/Stay Night Heaven’s Feel 2: Lost Butterfly

Fate/Stay Night Heaven’s Feel 2: Lost Butterfly (Cert 15) 1 Disc Blu-ray/DVD (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 117 minutes approx. Release Date: July 13th   The second instalment of this latest feature length retelling of the Fate/Stay Night saga offers no concession to casual viewers or anyone with a poor memory, continuing the story from where … Continue reading Fate/Stay Night Heaven’s Feel 2: Lost Butterfly

Hiroshima

Hiroshima (Cert 12) 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: Arrow Academy) Running Time: 105 minutes approx. Release Date – July 13th The events of August 6th 1945 will live in infamy, so much so that even if you don’t recognise the date, just hearing the name Hiroshima is enough to understand. Many dramatisations followed in its wake, … Continue reading Hiroshima

Open Season (Jagdzeit)

Open Season (Jagdzeit) Switzerland (2020) Dir. Sabine Boss “Humanism has always been old fashioned” You’ve heard all the sayings:  “There’s no room for sentiment in business”, “To succeed in business you have to ruthless”, etc. and it seems to be true. For every decent person trying to thrive, there are a dozen opportunists ready to … Continue reading Open Season (Jagdzeit)

One Piece: Stampede

One Piece: Stampede (Cert 12) 1 Disc Blu-ray/2 Discs DVD/Blu-ray Ltd Edition Steelbook (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 102 minutes approx. Avast me hearties! We set sail once again for another rip roaring madcap theatrical adventure with the crew of the Thousand Sunny, the Straw Hats. But this is no ordinary big screen outing as … Continue reading One Piece: Stampede

The Cormorants (I cormorani)

The Cormorants (I cormorani) Italy (2016) Dir. Fabio Bobbio Childhood summers, spent with friends hanging out, living life without a care. It sounds idyllic and for many might be the stuff of fiction like an Enid Blyton story rather than real life, but real life doesn’t always make for fun and engrossing cinema either. Two … Continue reading The Cormorants (I cormorani)

Timeless Romance (Chao shi kong ai lian)

Timeless Romance (Chao shi kong ai lian) China (2019) Dir. Tian Tian Many of us spend our lives trying to meet the expectations of others but rarely do we succeed if we don’t know where the fault lies. Clearly, we need help identifying these weaknesses but whom do we turn to? Maybe we don’t need … Continue reading Timeless Romance (Chao shi kong ai lian)

Zombie For Sale

Zombie For Sale (Cert 15) 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: Arrow Video) Running Time: 112 minutes approx. Release Date – July 6th No, this isn’t an ingenious new method of avoiding certain death - and rebirth - at the hands of the flesh eating undead by offloading them onto someone else for a profit, but a … Continue reading Zombie For Sale

Killing (Zan)

Killing (Zan) Japan (2018) Dir. Shinya Tsukamoto If you had to list the credentials required to be a Samurai, what would they be? Being handy with a sword? Having a fearless resolve and sense of courage? Filial loyalty to the Samurai Code or your master, where your life is the ultimate sacrifice? Or is it … Continue reading Killing (Zan)

Monos

Monos Colombia (2019) Dir. Alejandro Landes In my day, when kids went outside during the summer, instead of loitering outside off licences and terrorising the elderly, they would use their imaginations and play games by pretending to be soldiers fighting a war. In today’s world, it is not uncommon for some countries to have young … Continue reading Monos