Orphans Of The Storm

Orphans Of The Storm US (1921) Dir. D.W Griffith Set prior to the French Revolution of the late 18th century, orphans Henriette Girard (Lillian Gish) and her blind foundling “sister” Louise (Dorothy Gish) – a child born of nobility but dumped on the streets due to her mother’s marriage to a common man – take … Continue reading Orphans Of The Storm

Our Hospitality

  Our Hospitality US (1923) Dir. Buster Keaton & John G. Blystone In 1830 New York, Willie McKay (Buster Keaton) receives a telegram asking him to claim his late father’s property in Kentucky. On the train journey Willie is seated next to Virginia Canfield (Natalie Talmadge) who is also returning home and they two hit … Continue reading Our Hospitality

Sherlock Jr.

  Sherlock Jr. US (1924) Dir. Buster Keaton A young projectionist and wannabe detective (Buster Keaton) is in love with a young girl (Kathryn McGuire) but his plans to woo her are usurped by the local con man (Ward Crane), who frames the projectionist for theft. Later, while back at work, the projectionist falls asleep … Continue reading Sherlock Jr.

Incendies

Incendies Canada/France (2010) Dir. Denis Villeneuve When Middle Eastern immigrant Nawal Marwan (Lubna Azabal) suffers a heart attack she instructs her boss, notary Jean Lebel (Rémy Girard) to share the details of her will to her twin children Jeanne (Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin) and Simon (Maxim Gaudette). The will reveals Nawal’s had another son back in the … Continue reading Incendies

Puella Magi Madoka Magica Complete Series

Puella Magi Madoka Magica Complete Series (Cert 15)3 Discs (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 296 minutes approx.You may have heard the rumblings about this title from within the anime universe, growing steadily louder as its UK release becomes increasingly imminent. Some have said it is an instant classic; others have labelled it “the Evangelion of … Continue reading Puella Magi Madoka Magica Complete Series

Vinyan

Vinyan France/UK (2008) Dir. Fabrice Du Welz The young son of wealthy couple Jeanne (Emmanuelle Béart) and Paul Bellmer (Rufus Sewell) goes missing during a tsunami that levelled Thailand while they were setting up an orphanage there. Four years later they see a video of kids being held by Thai criminals and Jeanne, who has … Continue reading Vinyan

Bread Of Happiness (Shiawase no pan)

  Bread Of Happiness (Shiawase no pan) Japan (2012) Dir. Yukiko Mishima Rie Mizushima (Tomoyo Harada) and her husband Nao (Yo Oizumi) heave relocated from Tokyo to a small rural locale of Lake Toya in Hokkaido to run a small restaurant-cum-guest house. Sang bakes the bread while Rei handles the rest of the food and … Continue reading Bread Of Happiness (Shiawase no pan)

We 3 (Os 3)

We 3 (Os 3) Brazil (2011) Dir. Nando Olival Three students new to São Paulo, Cazé (Gabriel Godoy), Rafael (Victor Mendes) and Camila (Juliana Schalch), meet at a party and immediately bond, moving in together in an old office building rented by Cazé. Since they will be living in such close proximity for the next … Continue reading We 3 (Os 3)

La cérémonie

La cérémonie France (1995) Dir. Claude Chabrol Affluent art gallery owner Catherine Lelievre (Jacqueline Bisset) hires the quiet but highly efficient Sophie Bonhomme (Sandrine Bonnaire) as a maid for their luxurious country mansion in Brittany. Keeping her dyslexia to herself prevents Sophie from bonding with the family – father Georges (Jean-Pierre Cassel), his daughter Melinda … Continue reading La cérémonie

Chaos;Head Complete Collection

Chaos;Head Complete Collection (Cert 15) 2 Discs (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 267 minutes approx. Avoiding the outside world in his roof top storage container dwelling in Shibuya, reclusive otaku schoolboy Takumi Nishijō has just the internet and imaginary conversations with female anime idol Seira Orgel to keep him company. After receiving a link from … Continue reading Chaos;Head Complete Collection