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Okko’s Inn Review
Film Review

Okko’s Inn Review

Okko’s Inn Review
Okko’s Inn is an entertaining and often poignant film that deals with its themes maturely but also with a warmth that makes it accessible for a younger audience but deep enough for older viewers to appreciate too. Director Kitarô Kôsaka shows some promise and I look forward to their future works.
• 8th October 2019
Kizumonogatari Part 3: Reiketsu Review
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Kizumonogatari Part 3: Reiketsu Review

Kizumonogatari Part 3: Reiketsu Review
Kizumonogatari Part 3: Reiketsu brings this prequel story to a close wonderfully. With dramatic action, heartfelt discussions, and good old Monogatari humour, there is plenty to enjoy here. Both newcomers and longtime fans will want to own this trilogy in their collections! 
• 5th September 2019
Kizumonogatari Part 1: Tekketsu Review
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Kizumonogatari Part 1: Tekketsu Review

Kizumonogatari Part 1: Tekketsu Review
Kizumonogatari is off to a slow but entertaining start. Having read the novel, I’m looking forward to what comes next in the films. However, even newcomers to Kizumonogatari’s story will be hooked from this intriguing beginning.
• 7th June 2019
Dragon Ball Super: Broly Review
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Dragon Ball Super: Broly Review

Dragon Ball Super: Broly Review
Dragon Ball Super: Broly is a thrilling action film, pitting Goku and Vegata against the hulking Broly with some great animation work and a solid backstory that eases in newcomers to the franchise. For all its outrageous action that fans will love, those coming into this fresh will find the elongated fight scenes go on for far too long, perhaps resulting in them switching off in its final moments.
• 27th May 2019
Ring: 20th Anniversary Screening Review
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Ring: 20th Anniversary Screening Review

Ring: 20th Anniversary Screening Review
Luckily, the outdated technology of VCRs and square TVs are not the most horrific scare of this movie; Ring is the epitome of slow-burn horror with its 20th anniversary screening being a delightful reminder of why it was such a big hit back then.
• 23rd February 2019
Dragon Ball Super: Broly Review
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Dragon Ball Super: Broly Review

Dragon Ball Super: Broly Review
Dragon Ball hits the big screens as Dragon Ball Super: Broly starts showing in select cinemas this week, and boy is there a lot to talk about, from rewriting the very origins of the series to adding fan favourite character Broly into the canon proper! Let's take a look at big budget Dragon Ball!
• 19th January 2019
My Hero Academia – Two Heroes Review
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My Hero Academia – Two Heroes Review

My Hero Academia – Two Heroes Review
My Hero Academia does Die Hard as it makes its theatrical debut with “Two Heroes”, a story that also explores the past of one of the series’ lead characters: All Might. Does this blend of genres work while living up to the great TV series? In a word: Yes!
• 2nd December 2018
Fireworks Review
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Fireworks Review

Fireworks Review
Fireworks is an enjoyable but flawed film that tries to pair a slice of science fiction with a teenage romantic drama, but ends up getting bogged down with its time-altering plot device.
• 24th November 2018
K: Missing Kings Review
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K: Missing Kings Review

K: Missing Kings Review
K: Missing Kings looks gorgeous but is not the best place for newcomers to the K-Project to start. So - is it a satisfying watch for fans of the original series?
• 31st October 2018
5 Centimeters Per Second Review
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5 Centimeters Per Second Review

5 Centimeters Per Second Review
5 Centimeters per Second certainly has its issues, and the story hasn’t necessarily aged that well compared to Shinkai’s later works, but existing fans of the film will no doubt get a lot of joy from watching the film on Blu-ray.
• 26th October 2018
Tokyo Godfathers Review
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Tokyo Godfathers Review

Tokyo Godfathers Review
Tokyo Godfathers captures the true spirit of Christmas by presenting a tale of three homeless folk finding hope and redemption amidst a madcap adventure, yet retains the darker themes that director Satoshi Kon is known for, allowing this to appeal to both fans and newcomers to his work.
• 11th October 2018