Headshot (Cert 18) 1 Disc (Distributor: Arrow Video) Running Time: 118 minutes approx. Release Date – June 5th Recently I reviewed the 2014 Chilean action film Redeemer and commented on how its violence was more gory than most horror films. Trust the Indonesians to make a film that is even more grisly than that! A … Continue reading Headshot

Ugetsu Monogatari

Ugetsu Monogatari Japan (1953) Dir. Kenji Mizoguchi Another cinematic cherry is being popped with this first time ever watching of a film from legendary Japanese director Kenji Mizoguchi. Despite a 30-year career with other 70 films to his credit, Ugetsu Monogatari was the one that finally saw his international stock rise, bagging the Silver Lion … Continue reading Ugetsu Monogatari

Girl Shy

Girl Shy US (1924) Dirs. Fred C. Newmeyer & Sam Taylor Who would have thought that knowing nothing about women would actually you win the heart of one? Only in movies eh? Well, this was the 1920’s when times were a little chaster and restrained when it comes to depicting romance on screen, and this … Continue reading Girl Shy

The Love Witch

The Love Witch US (2016) Dir. Anna Biller Those fingers in my hair That sly come-hither stare That strips my conscience bare It's witchcraft Sorry, folks, love doesn’t exist, it is the dark arts that has us falling into the clutches of the women in our lives (or whichever way you swing). Anna Biller uses … Continue reading The Love Witch

We Are X

We Are X (Cert 15) 1 Disc (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running Time: 95 minutes approx. Release Date – May 22nd “Who’s that?” asks a bewildered woman as a gamine, slightly effete blonde Japanese male enters a New York building surrounded by photographers, cameramen and hoards of screaming fans. “Somebody very famous” comes the reply from … Continue reading We Are X

Owarimonogatari Part 2

Owarimonogatari Part 2 (Episode 8-13) (Cert 12) 1 Disc DVD / Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 141 minutes approx. Release Date: May 22nd "I’m a predator of procrastination" So speaks Ougi Oshino a line which I can’t tell if creator Nisio Isin being ironic or he is simply trolling the audience. Considering every episode in … Continue reading Owarimonogatari Part 2

The Age Of Shadows (Miljeong)

The Age Of Shadows (Miljeong) Korea (2016) Dir. Kim Jee-woon It’s a familiar story - a celebrated Korean director tries his luck in Hollywood, fails, returns to his native land and produces an absolute corker to get himself back on track. Park Chan-Wook did it with The Handmaiden and now it’s Kim Jee-Woon’s turn with … Continue reading The Age Of Shadows (Miljeong)