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Rem (Nendoroid)

Looking back at anime in 2016, many people would consider Re:Zero – Starting Life In Another World as one of the most memorable shows, and from that series the character Rem has exploded in popularity, and in addition to winning ‘Best Female Character’ in a number of

Radio Days

If you want to see an impressive track record from any filmmaker, then Woody Allen shines as one of the most prolific directors of modern times. Since 1982 with A Midsummer Night’s Sex Comedy, Woody has directed a film each and every year. This is

The Purple Rose of Cairo

As incredulous a comparison as it is, the monoliths that are DC & Marvel have an awful lot in common with that rare, super prolific class of directors which Woody Allen belongs to. Both parties present the uninitiated with an unwieldy mass of titles to

Review: Alice

In his book Crackpot, John Waters devotes a chapter to his guilty pleasure movies – the joke being that the trash cinema most people would describe as a guilty pleasure is exactly what you’d expect Waters to unashamedly love.  Instead, the chapter is devoted to achingly

A Silent Voice

I’ll be honest, I don’t like small kids very much. I mention this because I get the feeling that A Silent Voice might be agreeing with me. Let’s start with the short version. In elementary school our protagonist, Shoya Ishida, ruthlessly bullied a deaf girl

Crime and Misdemeanors

No matter how many times actors, writers and directors repeat that old saw about dying being easier than comedy, critics are still more likely to go into raptures about hard-hitting Oscar-season dramas than summer comedies.  One rare exception, enshrined as a great living American director

Fire Emblem Heroes

Starting from ‘Fire Emblem’ (Fire Emblem 7) being released back in late 2003, I’ve been a huge fan of the series, it felt deeper than Final Fantasy Tactics or Disgaea despite the slightly simpler interface and the ability to have deeper levels of characters via

Donald Trump as You’ve Never Seen Him Before

The 45th president of the United States of America is probably the most polarizing figure in the world today, so the folks over at DID Corp have taken this literally and decided to start producing him as a collectible 1/6 scale figure. That’s right, we can

The Unknown Girl

The Unknown Girl is the latest film from the Belgian Dardenne brothers, those purveyors of social realism who achieved critical and commercial acclaim most recently for their 2014 film Two Days, One Night, which starred Marion Cotillard as Sandra, a young woman who, following an

Charlie Chaplin: the Essanay Comedies

Commenting on the ease or difficulty of a review never needs to be brought up because it simply isn’t relevant. However, any notion of hardship from writing such an article typically comes from a need to evade a particularly large plot spoiler. BFI’s Chaplin Essanay’s