Where Do We Go Now? (Et maintenant on va où?)

Where Do We Go Now? (Et maintenant on va où?) Lebanon (2011) Dir. Nadine Labaki In a remote Lebanese village, Christians and Muslims live peacefully side by side but civil unrest is rife through the rest of the country. The women of the village, most of whom have lost husbands and sons, don’t want the … Continue reading Where Do We Go Now? (Et maintenant on va où?)

MIB’s Top Ten Films of 2012

So, 2012 has been another interesting year in cinema, with Hollywood once again relying on climaxing franchises and comic book adaptations to keep their industry alive with mixed results, while the odd indie gem slips through unnoticed. Meanwhile the rest of the world has been flexing their creative muscles and digging deep into their own … Continue reading MIB’s Top Ten Films of 2012

The Last Summer of La Boyita (El último verano de la Boyita)

The Last Summer of La Boyita (El último verano de la Boyita) Argentina (2009) Dir. Julia Solomonoff The bond between precocious young Jorgelina (Guadalupe Alonso) and her pubescent sister Luciana (María Clara Merendino) is loosening as the elder sibling is becoming interested in boys and doesn’t want to hang around little kids anymore. Frustrated, Jorgelina … Continue reading The Last Summer of La Boyita (El último verano de la Boyita)

MIB’s Top Ten Anime of 2012 (Japan)

Last time we took a look at the best of the new releases to hit the UK in 2012 so now we turn our attention to the top shows that aired in Japan over the past twelve months.  As ever the anime output in Japan has been prolific with a number of good shows to … Continue reading MIB’s Top Ten Anime of 2012 (Japan)

Chips (Potechi)

Chips (Potechi) Japan (2012) Dir. Yoshihiro Nakamura In Sendai a young thief Tadashi Imamura (Gaku Hamada) has an unusual obsession with a local baseball player named Ozaki, which frustrates his girlfriend Wakaba (Fumino Kimura). On a whim one night, Tadashi and Wakaba break into Ozaki’s flat when a phone call comes through from a desperate … Continue reading Chips (Potechi)

Gintama The Movie

Gintama The Movie (Cert 15) 1 Disc (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 91 minutes approx. In the late Edo period, Japan has been invaded and taken over by a group of aliens known as the Amanto who placed a ban on Samurai welding swords. To make ends meet, silver haired Samurai Gintoki Sakata sets up … Continue reading Gintama The Movie

Berberian Sound Studio

Berberian Sound Studio (Cert 15) 1 Disc (Distributor: Artificial Eye) Running Time: 92 minutes approx In the mid 1970’s a timid sound engineer, Gilderoy (Toby Jones), is recruited to the rundown Berberian Sound Studios work on the audio track of an Italian giallo film entitled The Equestrian Vortex. Expecting a film about horses, Gilderoy is … Continue reading Berberian Sound Studio

The Dark Knight Rises

The Dark Knight Rises (Cert 12) 1 Disc (Distributor: Warner Brothers) Running Time: 158 minutes approx Late to the party as usual, I watch this film with an equal amount of anticipation and trepidation, such is the hype surrounding Christopher Nolan’s record breaking final film in his Batman trilogy. So often one hears how great … Continue reading The Dark Knight Rises

MIB’s Top Ten Anime of 2012 (UK)

This year has a steady flow of great releases to hit the UK shelves with the gap between the Japanese air dates gradually reducing, with some titles barely having time to cool down after debuting on Japanese TV before making their way into DVD and Blu-ray players here in Blighty. The range of genres has … Continue reading MIB’s Top Ten Anime of 2012 (UK)

Hadewijch

Hadewijch France (2009) Dir. Bruno Dumont Having adopted the name Hadewijch, the devotion to her faith of young novice nun Céline (Julie Sokolowski), the daughter of rich Parisian family, is considered so extreme that her Mother Superior (Brigitte Mayeux-Clergot) is forced to expel her from the convent to save her. Returning to Paris, Céline meets … Continue reading Hadewijch