Women Without Men (Zanan-e bedun-e mardan)

Women Without Men (Zanan-e bedun-e mardan) Iran (2009) Dirs. Shirin Neshat In 1953, the US and UK orchestrated a coup d'état which saw the overthrowing of the democratically elected Iranian Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddegh and his government to restore power to the Shah. The fate of the lives of four women – Fakhri (Arita Shahrzad), … Continue reading Women Without Men (Zanan-e bedun-e mardan)

Crime Or Punishment?!?

Crime Or Punishment?!? (Cert 15) 1 Disc (Distributor: Third Window Films) Running Time: 111 minutes approx. Aspiring model Ayame Enjoji (Riko Narumi) is having a run if bad luck. First she is distraught to see her photo published upside down in a new magazine then inadvertently runs off with said publication, to be forced, as … Continue reading Crime Or Punishment?!?

A Reason To Live (O-neul)

  A Reason To Live (O-neul – lit. trans Today) Korea (2011) Dir. Jeong-hyang Lee It’s been one year since TV producer Da-Hye’s (Song Hye-Kyo) fiancé Sang-Woo (Ki Tae-Young) is killed in a hit and run accident by a fifteen year-old boy who Da-Hye, in line with her Catholic faith forgives the boy. But when … Continue reading A Reason To Live (O-neul)

Angel Beats Complete Series Collection

Angel Beats Complete Series Collection (Cert 15) 2 Discs (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 344 minutes approx. A high school student awakens in an unfamiliar place which looks a school building with no memory of who he is or how he got there. His first contact with another being is an excitable purple haired girl … Continue reading Angel Beats Complete Series Collection

Small Time

  Small Time UK (1996) Dir. Shane Meadows A gang of small time crooks in a small town in the Midlands are starting to fall part due to the personal lives of gang leader Jumbo (Shane Meadows) and Malc (Mat Hand). Malc’s girlfriend Kate (Dena Smiles) wants him to stay at home and spend more … Continue reading Small Time

Love

  Love Taiwan (2012) Dir. Doze Niu Between Beijing and Taipei, this portmanteau film looks at a disparate group of people whose search for love slowly finds their lives intertwining. Materialistic socialite Zoe Fang (Shu Qi) begins to tire of her relationship with the older Lu (Doze Niu) and finds herself seeking solace in the … Continue reading Love

Miracle in Milan (Miracolo a Milano)

  Miracle in Milan (Miracolo a Milano) Italy (1951) Dir.  Vittorio de Sica An eccentric old lady Lolotta (Emma Gramatica) discovers a newborn baby in her cabbage patch which she takes in and raises as her own, naming him Totò. Upon Lolotta’s death when Totò is 11 years-old, he is sent to an orphanage until … Continue reading Miracle in Milan (Miracolo a Milano)

Tsotsi

  Tsotsi South Africa (2005) Dir. Gavin Hood In the slums of Johannesburg, a gang of thugs - leader Tsotsi (Presley Chweneyagae), slow witted Aap (Kenneth Nkosi), smart guy Boston (Mothusi Magano) and trigger happy Butcher (Zenzo Ngqobe) – mug a man on a train but it goes wrong when Butcher kills the victim. Tstotsi … Continue reading Tsotsi

Lake Tahoe

  Lake Tahoe Mexico (2008) Dir. Fernando Eimbcke In a sleepy Mexican town teenager Juan (Diego Cataño) crashes his car and needs to get it fixed. As a result he spends the day interacting with a cast of interesting characters. Possibly the shortest synopsis I’ve ever written but as far as plots go that is … Continue reading Lake Tahoe

Crows Zero

Crows Zero (Cert 15) 1 Disc (Distributor: MVM Entertainment) Running time: 130 minutes approx. Welcome to Suzuran All-Boys High School aka the School of Crows, where the main subject on the curriculum is beating the hell out of everyone in order to be rule of the school. The nearest person to claiming that position is … Continue reading Crows Zero