Inseparable (Xing ying bu li)

  Inseparable (Xing ying bu li) China (2011) Dir. Dayyan Eng Li (Daniel Wu) is having a hard time following his parents death in a car crash, his marriage becoming strained after his wife Pang (Beibi Gong) lost their baby and a multitude of problems at work. On the day Li tries to commit suicide … Continue reading Inseparable (Xing ying bu li)

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

  Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb UK (1964) Dir. Stanley Kubrick This plot for this classic Cold War satire from late, great Stanley Kubrick was based very loosely on the novel Red Alert by Peter George should already be familiar to most film buffs. However for the … Continue reading Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

Circumstance

Circumstance Iran (2011) Dir. Miriam Keshavarz In modern day Iran two schoolfriends, Atafeh (Nikohl Boosheri) and Shireen (Sarah Kazemy), both yearn to break free from the constraints society places on women, and spend their weekends at illegal underground parties, experimenting with “regular” teenage life as experienced in the west. Both come from affluent families although … Continue reading Circumstance

Helldriver (Nihon bundan: Heru doraibâ)

Helldriver (Nihon bundan: Heru doraibâ) Japan (2010) Dir. Yoshihiro Nishimura A meteorite hits Northern Japan spreading a toxic ash cloud which infects people and turns them into flesh eating zombies with antler shaped tumours on their heads. With the country divide by a fortified wall the Government is divided as to whether the zombies should … Continue reading Helldriver (Nihon bundan: Heru doraibâ)

REC – Genesis

REC - Genesis (Cert 18) 1 Disc (Distributor: Entertainment One) Running Time: 77 minutes It’s the wedding day of Koldo (Diego Martín) and Clara (Leticia Dolera) and everyone is having a good time at the reception although there are concerns about Uncle Victor (Emilio Mencheta), a vet who is sporting a bite on his right … Continue reading REC – Genesis

Dead In France

Dead In France (Cert 18) 1 Disc (Distributor Cine Britannia / Showbox Media) Running Time: 85 minutes approx. In the idyllic climes of the Cote d’Azur, affluent hitman Charles (Brian Levine) decides to retire upon reaching his centennial hit. He has just one dream of getting away from it all on a yacht with a … Continue reading Dead In France

Delicacy

Delicacy 1 disc (Distributor: Studio Canal) Running Time: 109 minutes Nathalie (Audrey Tautou) is happy in life in her middle management job and trying for a child with her husband and soul mate François (Pio Marmaï) until he is killed in a car accident. Consumed with grief, confusion and loneliness, Nathalie throws herself into her … Continue reading Delicacy

Love Exposure

Love Exposure (Cert 18) 2 Discs (Distributor: Third Window Films) Running Time: 237 minutes approx. Made in 2008 Sion Sono’s epic tale of love, death, sex, violence, religion, family, religious cults, pornography, ninja upskirt photography and cross dressing was not just a breakthrough opus for the erstwhile cult horror director but a landmark achievement in … Continue reading Love Exposure

Fullmetal Alchemist The Movie – Conqueror Of Shamballa

Fullmetal Alchemist The Movie – Conqueror Of Shamballa (Cert 15) 2 Discs (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 101 minutes approx. Originally made in 2006 and first released over here two years later, this spin off from the original FMA TV adaptation of Hiromu Arakawa’s manga was conceived as a means to tie up some of … Continue reading Fullmetal Alchemist The Movie – Conqueror Of Shamballa

Vassilisa The Beautiful (Vassilisa prekrasnaya)

  Vassilisa The Beautiful (Vassilisa prekrasnaya) Russia (1939) Dir. Aleksandr Rou An old man (Georgi Millyar) has three sons Anton (Nikita Kondratyev), Agafon (Lev Potyomkin) and Ivanushka (Sergei Stolyarov) and decides they are old enough to be married so he gives them each an arrow and tells them to fire it at the courtyards of … Continue reading Vassilisa The Beautiful (Vassilisa prekrasnaya)