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

A New Dawn: Sunshine Blogger Award #2

It's Saturday once again, and this week we've got another tag post! Following on from my first Sunshine Blogger Award tag a few weeks ago, the awesome MagiWasTaken (who has somehow been posting daily for 100 days straight!) has been kind enough to also tag me for it, so it is time for a second … Continue reading A New Dawn: Sunshine Blogger Award #2

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: 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