A Touch Of Sin (Tian zhu ding)

A Touch Of Sin (Tian zhu ding)

A Touch Of Sin (Tian zhu ding) China (2013) Dir. Jia Zhangke  Money. It can’t buy you love but it makes the world go round. Or so they say but celebrated art house director Jia Zhangke suggests in his latest film that it can drive a person to commit acts of extreme bloody violence. This isn’t … Continue reading

Guilty Crown Part 2

Guilty Crown Part 2

Guilty Crown Part 2 (Episodes 12-22) (Cert 15) 2 Discs (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 252 minutes approx. Release Date: April 28th    It’s been a while (almost six months!) since the first volume of this admittedly derivative but still immensely enjoyable series hit the shelves and it doesn’t do the audience any favours by … Continue reading

Floating Weeds (Ukikusa)

Floating Weeds (Ukikusa)

Floating Weeds (Ukikusa) Japan (1959) Dir. Yasujirô Ozu A small troupe of a travelling kabuki theatre players arrive in a small costal town in Southern Japan, where the troupe leader Komajuro Arashi (Ganjirô Nakamura) pays a visit to his former lover Oyoshi (Haruko Sugimura), with whom he has a son Kiyoshi (Hiroshi Kawaguchi), now a … Continue reading

WWE – Best Of RAW – After The Show

WWE – Best Of RAW – After The Show

WWE – Best Of RAW – After The Show (Cert 15) 3 Discs DVD/2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: Fremantle Media) Running Time: 400 minutes approx Release Date: April 28th Well this is quite an interesting title. Those of you who like to read reports on websites from the TV tapings held by the WWE will know … Continue reading

We Have A Pope (Habemus Papam)

We Have A Pope (Habemus Papam)

We Have A Pope (Habemus Papam) Italy (2011) Dir. Nanni Moretti As is the tradition when the incumbent pontiff passes on, the conclave meets in Rome to elect a successor. The first vote results in the awaiting public seeing the black smoke to signify an inconclusive result but when the second round of voting takes … Continue reading

Suspicion

Suspicion

Suspicion US (1941) Dir. Alfred Hitchcock While on a train journey home timid and mousey Lina McLaidlaw (Joan Fontaine) shares a compartment with charming but irresponsible playboy Johnnie Aysgarth (Cary Grant) who appears to be fleeing from someone or something. The pair are reunited at a social event with Johnnie doing his all to sweep … Continue reading

Klown (Klovn: The Movie)

Klown (Klovn: The Movie)

Klown (Klovn: The Movie) Denmark (2010) Dir. Mikkel Nørgaard Frank (Frank Hvam), who doesn’t like children, is stunned to learn that his girlfriend Mia (Mia Lyhne) is pregnant but is even more taken aback when he finds out from a third party because Mia doesn’t think Frank is parent material. Offended Frank takes his 12 … Continue reading

Chrome Shelled Regios Part 1

Chrome Shelled Regios Part 1

  Chrome Shelled Regios Part 1 (Cert 15) 2 Discs (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 275 minutes approx. Release Date: April 21st   The earth in a post-apocalyptic future is overrun by pollution created mutant beasts called Contaminoids and humanity has been driven to live in large mobile domed cities called Regios, where the main defence … Continue reading

Rebirth (Yôkame no semi)

Rebirth (Yôkame no semi)

Rebirth (Yôkame no semi) Japan (2011) Dir. Izuru Narushima A four month-old baby named Erina was abducted by Kiwako Nonomiya (Hiromi Nagasaku), the mistress of Erina’s father Takehiro (Tetsushi Tanaka), after she terminates their love child which results in Kiwako’s infertility. Four years late Erina and Kiwako are tracked down, and Kiwako is arrested. As … Continue reading

Snowpiercer

Snowpiercer

Snowpiercer Korea (2013) Dir. Bong Joon-ho In 2014 an experiment to counter global warming goes horribly awry, creating an ice age which wipes out the majority of the human race. The survivors were placed on environmentally durable train called the Snowpiercer designed and built by a rich scientist and train lover named Wilford (Ed Harris), … Continue reading