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JFF – Tori Girl!

Director Tsutomu Hanabusa Starring Elaiza Ikeda, Tao Tsuchiya, Mahiro Takasugi, Shotaro Mamiya Recommended for ages 12 and over. Rated 6/6 Yukina has always been the go-with-the-flow type. Unknowingly—and rather frustratingly—she drifts into a second-rate university where everybody looks like a bespectacled geek. During O-Week, she meets Kei, a cute upperclassman who recruits her into the…

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JFF – My Uncle

Director Nobuhiro Yamashita Starring Ryuhei Matsuda, Riku Onishi & Yoko Maki Recommended for ages 12 and over. Score 6/6 Primary school student Yukio is faced with writing a class assignment about a family member. After a few false starts, he settles on his uncle, his father’s colourful but freeloading younger brother, who lives with the…

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Director Matthew Vaughn Starring Taron Egerton, Colin Firth, Mark Strong Rated MA Score 5/6 When their headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage, the Kingsman’s journey leads them to the discovery of an allied spy organization in the US. These two elite secret organizations must band together to defeat a common enemy. Before…

River street

Director Tony Mahood Starring Aden Young, Bill Hunter, Essie Davis Rated M Score 6/6 Ben, an arrogant, hustling property developer is wrongly arrested and things from bad to worse when he accidentally punches a policeman at the station. Sentenced to community service at a local day centre. For those of you who have read my…

Dad’s Army (2016)

Director Oliver Parker Starring Toby Jones, Bill Nighy and Catherine Zeta-Jones Rated PG Score 4/6 The Walmington-on-Sea Home Guard platoon deal with a visiting female journalist and a German spy as World War II draws to its conclusion. Dad’s Army is based on a sitcom that ran on the BBC from 31st of July 1968…

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Director Fran Rubel Kuzui Starring Kristy Swanson, Donald Sutherland, Paul Reubens Rated PG Score 4/6 A flighty teenage girl learns that she is her generation’s destined battler of vampires. For those of you who might not know this movie helped establish Joss Whedon’s Buffyverse. Though it should be noted that the movie’s position as the…

Snatched

Director Jonathan Levine Starring Amy Schumer, Goldie Hawn, Kim Caramele Rated MA Score 1/6 When her boyfriend dumps her before their exotic vacation, a young woman persuades her ultra-cautious mother to travel with her to paradise, with unexpected results. It’s a long running joke by one of my cousins that I suffer for my art.…

Monster Trucks

Director Chris Wedge Staring Lucas Till, Jane Levy, Thomas Lennon Rated PG Score 3/6 A young man working at a small-town junkyard discovers and befriends a creature which feeds on oil being sought by a fracking company. If you haven’t heard of this one, it’s okay you probably don’t have children. Though it should be…

Assassination Classroom: The Graduation

Director Eiichirô Hasumi Starring Kazunari Ninomiya, Masaki Suda, Ryôsuke Yamada Rated M Score 5/6 The story of the assassination classroom and their teacher target continues with the students’ own conflicts, Korosensei’s identity, and the fate of the world as the deadline for assassination approaches. I first came across Assassination Classroom back in 2015 the first…

Street Fighter – 1994

Director Steven E. de Souza Starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, Raul Julia, Ming-Na Wen Rated M Score 3/6 Col. Guile and various other martial arts heroes fight against the tyranny of Dictator M. Bison and his cohorts. For those of you who were wondering Street Fighter was based loosely on the video game Street Fighter II…