Duel In The Sun

Duel In The Sun US (1946) Dir. King Vidor When her father is hanged for killing his wife and her lover, half-caste Pearl Chavez (Jennifer Jones) is forced to flee into the care of her father’s second cousin, Laura Belle McCanles (Lillian Gish). While Pearl doesn’t get much of a welcome from Laura Belle’s senator … Continue reading Duel In The Sun

The Conformist (Il conformista)

The Conformist (Il conformista) Italy (1970) Dir. Bernardo Bertolucci In 1938, Marcello Clerici (Jean-Louis Trintignant) is a cowardly, unscrupulous closet homosexual who has joined the Fascist Secret Police and has been assigned the task of assassinating his former teacher and anti-Fascist writer Professor Quadri (Enzo Tarascio) who now resides in France. However Marcello yearns for … Continue reading The Conformist (Il conformista)

Les Valseuses (Going Places)

  Les Valseuses (Going Places) France (1974) Dir. Bertrand Blier Jean-Claude (Gérard Depardieu) and Pierrot (Patrick Dewaere) are a couple of scumbags who drift from town to town causing mayhem then running away from the mess they’ve caused. In one town they get more than they bargained for when they steal the car of a … Continue reading Les Valseuses (Going Places)

Day of Wrath (Vredens dag)

Day of Wrath (Vredens dag) Denmark (1943) Dir. Carl Theodor Dreyer In a Danish village in 1623 an old woman, Herlofs Marte (Anna Svierkier), is accused of being a witch. She seeks refuge from Anne (Lisbeth Movin), the young second wife of the aged local pastor, Absalon Pedersson (Thorkild Roose) as Absalon had spared Anne’s … Continue reading Day of Wrath (Vredens dag)

Bleach Series 8 Part 2

Bleach Series 8 Part 2 (Episodes 160-167) (Cert 15) 2 Discs (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 189 minutes approx. The battle rages on between Ichigo Kurosaki’s team of rescuers and the Arrancar of Hueco Mundo as the quest to liberate kidnapped friend Orihime Inuoe continues. We pick up the action were we left off the … Continue reading Bleach Series 8 Part 2

Ikiru

  Ikiru  (trans: To Live) Japan (1952) Dir. Akira Kurosawa Kanji Watanabe (Takashi Shimura) has worked in the same public office position for thirty years, having never missed a day of work in his life. Watanabe learns he has terminal stomach cancer which hits him hard but has no-one to turn to – his wife … Continue reading Ikiru

Umberto D.

Umberto D. Italy (1952) Dir. Vittorio De Sica Umberto Domenico Ferrari (Carlo Battisti) is an elderly retired government worker marching for a better deal for pensioners. When he returns to his tiny apartment he finds that his landlady wannabe socialite Antonia (Lina Gennari) has begun renting his room out for couples to use in his … Continue reading Umberto D.

Biutiful

Biutiful Spain (2010) Dir. Alejandro González Iñárritu Uxbal (Javier Bardem) is a father bringing up his two kids Ana (Hanaa Bouchaib) and Mateo (Guillermo Estrella) whilst trying to rebuild his relationship with his estranged bipolar wife Marambra (Maricel Álvarez). For money he runs a number of rackets with his brother Tito (Eduard Fernández) including the … Continue reading Biutiful

Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex – Solid State Society

Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex – Solid State Society (Cert 15) 2 Discs (BluRay + DVD) (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 108 minutes No, you’re not experiencing déjà vu, this 2006 feature length spin-off from the Ghost In The Shell TV show Stand Alone Complex has been reissued with an HD upgrade for … Continue reading Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex – Solid State Society

You Are The Apple Of My Eye (Na xie nian, wo men yi qi zhui de nu hai)

You Are The Apple Of My Eye (Na xie nian, wo men yi qi zhui de nu hai) Taiwan (2011) Dir. Giddens Ko It’s 1994 and the final year of high school for the class which includes prankster Ko Ching-teng aka Ko-Teng (Ko Chen-tung), who gets himself into trouble once too often. To keep him … Continue reading You Are The Apple Of My Eye (Na xie nian, wo men yi qi zhui de nu hai)