Film in 500: Promising Young Woman Review

Certificate: 15 Writer/Director: Emerald Fennell Production: FilmNation Entertainment, Focus Features, LuckyChap Entertainment Distributor: Universal Pictures International (UPI) Platforms: Blu-ray (Reviewed), DVD, Streaming Release Date: Out Now! Some films you really need to see - and this is one of them. Promising Young Woman mixes important themes of relationships, sexual abuse, and their lasting effects with … Continue reading Film in 500: Promising Young Woman Review

Film in 500: Violet Evergarden: Eternity and the Auto Memory Doll Review

Certificate: UDirectors: Haruka Fujita, Taichi IshidateProduction: ABC Animation, Animation DO, Bandai Namco Arts, Kyoto Animation, Pony Canyon, RakuonshaDistributor: Netflix, All the AnimePlatform: Viewed on Blu-ray with Japanese Audio and English SubtitlesRelease Date: Out Now! Recently, I caught up - and greatly enjoyed - the beautiful, thought-provoking anime Violet Evergarden, so I was excited to follow … Continue reading Film in 500: Violet Evergarden: Eternity and the Auto Memory Doll Review

Film in 500: The Suicide Squad Review

Certificate: 15 Writer/Director: James Gunn Production: Atlas Entertainment, DC Comics, DC Entertainment, The Safran Company, Warner Bros. Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures Platforms: Theatrical Release (Reviewed) Release Date: Out Now! My emotions were conflicted entering The Suicide Squad. On one hand, I'm always excited for a new DC film, but on the other, I haven't enjoyed … Continue reading Film in 500: The Suicide Squad Review

Film in 500: Promare Review

Certificate: 15Director: Akira Amemiya, Hiroyuki ImashiProduction: Studio TriggerDistributor: AniplexPlatform: Viewed on Blu-ray with both English and Japanese AudioRelease Date: Out Now! Ridiculous, fun, and determinedly deep, Promare is a thrill ride of sight and sound that doesn't relent throughout the near two-hour runtime. Such traits are not unexpected from Studio Trigger, the company behind the … Continue reading Film in 500: Promare Review

My Top Ten Films of 2020: #5-#1

Time for Part 2 of my Top Ten Films List for the last year! As I said in the last post covering my picks for #10-#6 in 2020, I am publishing this on 4th January. That is right, I am gonna stick to a schedule for once! As always for these posts, I shall reiterate … Continue reading My Top Ten Films of 2020: #5-#1

My Top Ten Films of 2020: #10-#6

2020 is over, and now it is time for my annual Top Ten Films list! As with the past three years of these articles, I am splitting the list into two, starting with my picks for #10-#6 in this post! Gotta keep it consistent, y'know. When making this list, I bear in mind the film … Continue reading My Top Ten Films of 2020: #10-#6

Film in 500: Wonder Woman 1984 Review

Certificate: 12A Director: Patty Jenkins Writers: Patty Jenkins, Geoff Johns, Dave Callaham Production: Atlas Entertainment, DC Comics, DC Entertainment, The Stone Quarry, Warner Bros. Distributor: Warner Bros. Platforms: Theatrical Release (Reviewed) Release Date: Out Now Upon emerging from Wonder Woman 1984 (WW84), I can barely contain myself; as a DC fan who immensely enjoyed the … Continue reading Film in 500: Wonder Woman 1984 Review

Film in 500: Mary and the Witch’s Flower Review

Certificate: U Directors: Hiromasa Yonebayashi, Giles New Production: Studio Ponoc Distributor: Altitude Film Entertainment Platform: Viewed on TV with English Dub, and on Blu-ray with Japanese Audio Release Date: Out Now Such a delight of a film. Whilst straightforward in terms of plot, Mary and the Witch's Flower shines by telling that story of magic … Continue reading Film in 500: Mary and the Witch’s Flower Review

Film in 500: Tenet Review

Certificate: 12A Writer/Director: Christopher Nolan Production: Warner Bros., Syncopy Distributor: Warner Bros. Platform: Reviewing after watching at the cinema Release Date: Out Now "Don't try to understand it," says Barbara (Clémence Poésy), "Feel it," she tells The Protagonist (John David Washington) - yes, that's his name - early in Tenet, and it's as though she's … Continue reading Film in 500: Tenet Review

Film in 500: Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms Review

Certificate: 15 Director: Mari Okada Production: P.A Works Distributor: All the Anime Platform: Reviewing the Blu-ray Version Release Date: Out Now Around the time I saw A Silent Voice, I also watched Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms, another fantastic anime film which impresses with style and substance. So, as I did my first 500 … Continue reading Film in 500: Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms Review