It’s the end of an era for us; indeed it is the end of us. After almost seven years, MostlyFilm – for most of this decade, Europe’s Best Website – is calling it a day. But we’re not going to just walk away without leaving you a few things to remember us by. Between now and the New Year we’ll be giving you some of our signature columns, and in early January we will look back at our favourites from the last seven years.
So, to begin our farewell, we bring you the Monoglot Movie Club Season Finale, with a slight tweak in the rules to make it feel special. For (almost) the last time, let’s go over to our man in… Front of Netflix?
“So these 13 Poles walked into a bar…” starts Spank The Monkey, ominously.
Continue reading Monoglot Movie Club Special: Netflix i Chłód
A full year after it was originally broadcast, The Good Place is finally coming to the UK via Netflix. Spank The Monkey watched it on a plane a while ago: maybe now he’ll finally stop banging on about it to everyone.
Continue reading The Good Place
Godzilla is back, and doing what it does best: embodying Japanese anxieties about nuclear annihilation. Spank The Monkey approves. (Of Godzilla, obviously, not of nuclear annihilation.)
Continue reading Shin Godzilla
Once every two years, Spank The Monkey returns to the city of his birth for a weekend-long culture binge at the Manchester International Festival. Here’s what he saw this year.
Continue reading Mostly MIF 2017
The cruellest scientific experiment in television history has recommenced after a hiatus of nearly two decades. Spank The Monkey puts on his lab coat to revisit Mystery Science Theater 3000.
Continue reading It’s Just A Show
Spank The Monkey doesn’t usually enjoy movies about children, but he’ll make an exception for Lone Wolf and Cub
Continue reading Babycart On The Ray Of Blu
Spank The Monkey reviews a new documentary telling the story of Japan’s most unGoogleable rock band
Continue reading We Are X
Spank The Monkey previews the 2017 edition of the Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme, showing in cinemas around the UK for the next two months
Continue reading Odd Obsessions
Part of an occasional series in which Spank The Monkey travels to foreign countries, watches films in unfamiliar languages, and then complains about not understanding them. This episode: Poland, Christmas 2016
Continue reading Monoglot Movie Club: Bipolar
Spank The Monkey reviews a Hong Kong action movie which benefits hugely from the contributions of the man they call The Portly Kicker. (It’s true, look it up.)
Continue reading Call Of Heroes