Road Rash Reviews

Twin Star Exorcists Review ****-

Cert 15 | 325 mins | 2018

4 stars of battling against an ever growing evil.
Twin Star Exorcists is based on the Japanese shōnen manga series written and illustrated by Yoshiaki Sukeno and is adapted to anime by Studio Pierrot (Tokyo Ghoul, Naruto Shippuden). It is directed by Tomohisa Taguchi. This release is Part 1 of the series and comprises episodes 1 – 13.
“I ask for the unthinkable. Passage through the gate…more

Eureka Seven – Hi-Evolution 1 Review ****-

Cert 15 | 93 mins | 2018

4 star Sci-fi action adventure riding the Trapar waves.
Eureka Seven is an animated Japanese Sci-fi series created by Studio Bones (Fullmetal Alchemist, Wolf’s Rain) and directed by Tomoki Kyoda (Ouran High School Host Club).
The original series consisted of 50 episodes and was followed up by a sequel, Eureka Seven: AO, which had 24 episodes. Eureka Seven – Hi Evolution 1 is…more

Witness For The Prosecution Review *****

Cert U | 116 mins | 1957

5 Star
The Perfect Courtroom Drama.
Adapted from Agatha Christie’s book of the same name, adapted and directed by Billy Wilder (Sunset Boulevard, The Seven Year Itch, The Spirit of St. Louis, Some Like It Hot, The Apartment) and bringing 6 Academy Oscar nominations. This courtroom drama is a shining example of Wilder’s work and now that it has had the Masters…more

D.O.A. A Rite of Passage Review ****-

Cert 18 | 92 mins | 1980

4 Star
Disco is Dead! Long Live Punk!
When the Parker was King, in came bovver boots and saftey pins to oust the King and take the throne. This documentary was filmed in 1978 by Lech Kowalski (Rock Soup, Born to Lose: The Last Rock and Roll Movie) and shows how punk rock came face to face with the establishment in the…more

Aoharu x Machinegun Review ***--

Cert 15 | 12 x 24 mins | 2015

3 Star
Honour with Duck and Cover.
AllTheAnime bring us Hideaki Nakano‘s (My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU, Golden Time, Devils Line) Aoharu x Machinegun, a tale of guns, girls, loyalty and justice. As team Toy Gun Gun go up against the best of “Air Soft”.
Hotaru Tachibana (Monica Rial, RWBY, Fairy Tail: The Movie – Dragon Cry, Assassination Classroom) is a high-school student who heads…more

Mary and the Witch’s Flower Review ****-

Cert PG | 102 mins | 2018

4 stars of enchanting adventure to faraway lands.
Mary and the Witch’s Flower is based on the much loved children’s novel The Little Broomstick by Mary Stewart and directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi.
It is adapted to anime by Studio Ponoc, founded by Yoshiaki Nishimura, formerly of Studio Ghibli, and this pedigree is clear to see.
“I thought it was a monkey. A red haired monkey covered in…more

Take Shelter Review ***--

Cert 15 | 121 mins | 2018

3 stars of weather based psychological thriller.
Take Shelter is written and directed by Jeff Nichols (Mud, Midnight Special) and is an interesting look at the issues surrounding mental illness and the resulting social stigma.
“It’s hard to explain, because it’s not just a dream, it’s a feeling. I’m afraid something might be coming. Something not right.”
Curtis (Michael Shannon – The Shape…more

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