Phone (Pon)

  Phone (Pon) Korea (2002) Dir. Byeong-ki Ahn Investigative journalist Ji-Won (Ha Ji-Won) is being harassed after the publication of her controversial articles on sex scandals, including threatening phone calls on her mobile phone. In order to escape Ji-Won changes phone number and moves into the house of close friend Ho-Jeong (Kim Yu-Mi), for whom … Continue reading Phone (Pon)

P.O.V. – A Cursed Film (POV: Norowareta firumu)

  P.O.V. - A Cursed Film (POV: Norowareta firumu) Japan (2012) Dir. Norio Tsuruta Schoolgirl actress Mirai Shida (herself) has her own low budget online show looking at unusual video clips and is filming the latest episode with fellow actress and ghost fanatic Haruna Kawaguchi (herself). The session takes an eerie turn when a DVD … Continue reading P.O.V. – A Cursed Film (POV: Norowareta firumu)

Ab-Normal Beauty (Sei mong se jun)

Ab-Normal Beauty (Sei mong se jun) Hong Kong (2004) Dir. Oxide Pang Jiney (Race Wong) is a talented but cold art student who is never satisfied with her work until, she witnesses a car accident and finds herself inexplicably compelled to take a photograph of one of the dead victims. Much to the horror of … Continue reading Ab-Normal Beauty (Sei mong se jun)

Bang Bang Formosa

Bang Bang Formosa Taiwan (2012) Dir. Andy Luo Rich daddy’s girl Tan Yan-fei (Renee Yuan) leaves her over protective father behind in Shanghai to go on a graduation trip to Taiwan. Soon after arriving Yan-fei is jumped and locked in the boot of a car. She later awakens only to be arrested by soon-to-retire police … Continue reading Bang Bang Formosa

Towa no Quon Complete Collection

Towa no Quon Complete Collection (Cert 15) 2 Discs (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 278 minutes approx. In a futuristic Japan a secret war rages between a group of humans with awakened supernatural powers called Attractors and a powerful organisation called Custos who seek to eliminate them. Leading the defence of the Attractors is Quon, … Continue reading Towa no Quon Complete Collection

La Haine (Hate)

La Haine (Hate) France (1995) Dir. Mathieu Kassovitz In a run down multi-ethnic estate in the suburbs of Paris, a young man, Abdel Ichaha, lies in a coma after being savagely beaten by police, leading to public outcry which resulted in a violent riot. During the riot a policeman lost his .44 Magnum revolver which … Continue reading La Haine (Hate)

Comédie de l’innocence (Son of Two Mothers or The Comedy of Innocence)

Comédie de l'innocence (Son of Two Mothers or The Comedy of Innocence) France (2000) Dir. Raoul Ruiz On his ninth birthday precocious Camile (Nils Hugon) plays the footage he has been filming with his camcorder, full of obscure and disparate images. His behaviour suddenly changes and he suddenly announces to his mother Ariane (Isabelle Huppert) … Continue reading Comédie de l’innocence (Son of Two Mothers or The Comedy of Innocence)

My Way

  My Way (Cert 18) 1 Disc (Distributor: Universal) Running time: 138 minutes approx. In Japan occupied Gyeong-seong (modern-day Seoul), a rivalry between two competitive runners begins, which continues over the years, across a number of battlefields other than the race track. Jun-Sik (Jang Dong-Gun) and his family serve the privileged Hasegawa family from Japan, … Continue reading My Way

Rozen Maiden Ouvertüre

Rozen Maiden Ouvertüre (Cert 12) 1 Disc (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 51 minutes approx. Slotting chronologically between episodes six and seven of the Rozen Maiden: Träumend series, this two part OVA heralds the return of  the incorrigible and irritating living gothic Lolita dolls known as the Rozen Maiden, and their long suffering “medium” Jun Sakurada. … Continue reading Rozen Maiden Ouvertüre

All About Eve

All About Eve US (1950) Dr. Joseph L. Mankiewicz Celebrated Broadway actress Margot Channing (Bette Davis) is introduced to über obsessive fan Eve Harrington (Anne Baxter) by close friend Karen Richards (Celeste Holm), wife of playwright Lloyd (Hugh Marlowe). The group welcome poor Eve into their circle with Margot taking her on as her personal … Continue reading All About Eve