Road Rash Reviews

Fireworks Review ***--

Cert 12 | 90 mins | 2018

3 stars of slightly confusing time travelling romance anime.
Fireworks (also known as Fireworks: Should We See Them From the Side or the Bottom?) is based on the 1993 Japanese live-action television play of the same name, written by Shunji Iwai.
This anime version is produced by Shaft (Nisekoi, Maria Holic) and directed by Akiyuki Shinbo (March Comes In Like A Lion) and Nobuyuki Takeuchi (Spirited Away),…more

Star Trek: Discovery Season 1 Review ****-

Cert 12 | 15 x 60 mins | 2017

4 Star
The Reboot of Reboots.
CBS caused a storm in sci-fi circles when they announced that they were rebooting the iconic, world renowned Star Trek. Not just another tale set in the universe, but they decided to start from scratch. Setting it ten years before the adventures of the USS Enterprise. What also caused a stir was the main character was…more

I Think We’re Alone Now Review ****-

Cert 15 | 93 mins | 2018

4 Star
A Man with a Plan.
From a TV background, Reed Morano (The  Handmaid’s Tale) breaks into the film world with this gritty survival story after the apocalypse. Written by breakthrough writer Mike Makowsky (Take Me), who gives us a character driven story of a contented man, whose life is turned upside down.
Del (Peter Dinklage, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Game of…more

Junjo Romantica Season 2 Review

Cert 15 | 300 mins | 2018

2 stars of boy-love fantasy anime.
Junjo Romantica is based on the ongoing yaoi manga series of the same name by Shungiku Nakamura (Mangetsu Monogatari) and adapted to anime by studio Deen (Bakumatsu, First Love Monster). It was originally released in 2011 and is directed by Chiaki Kon (Golden Time, Back Street Girls). This release is the complete second season and features episodes 12-24. It is presented in…more

Gundam Thunderbolt: December Sky Collector’s Edition Review ****-

Cert 15 | 70 mins | 2016

4 Star
In Space, No One Cares
If You Scream.

 
Director/ writer Kō Matsuo (Natsuyuki Rendezvous) gets it right, with this slice of the one year war In U.C. 0079. The Gundam collections grow and this is the slickest yet. With great character creation and sweet animation that shows off the manoeuvrability of the modern mecha suits and the vulnerability of those inside…more

Naruto Shippuden Box 34 Review ****-

Cert 15 | 350 mins | 2018

4 stars of ongoing Ninja action under the Infinite Tsukuyomi.
Naruto Shippuden is an ongoing anime series based on the Manga by Masashi Kishimoto and directed by Hayato Date.
It tells the story of a young shinobi called Naruto Uzumaki (Maile Flanagan) from the hidden leaf village. He is a Jinchuriki, who contains the nine tails within him. Along with the other shinobi from his…more

Lucky [2017] Review

Cert 15 | 88 mins | 2017

5 Star
A Man and Realism is a Thing.
From seasoned actor John Carroll Lynch (Fargo, Volcano, Face/Off, Gothika, Gran Torino), he explodes onto the directing scene with an outstanding début. Lucky comes from first time writers Logan Sparks and Drago Sumonja, which just proves that you can get it right the first time round. Lucky is a superlative film, where even…more

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