Les Espions (The Spies)

  Les Espions (The Spies) France (1957) Dir. Henri-Georges Clouzot In small town tucked away in the middle of nowhere stands an asylum which is home to just two inmates – a man being treated for alcoholism and a Lucie, mute woman (Véra Clouzot). The asylum is run by the down on his luck Dr. … Continue reading Les Espions (The Spies)

Bodacious Space Pirates Part One

Bodacious Space Pirates Part One (Episodes 1-13) (Cert 12) 2 Discs (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 301 minutes approx. In the near future where space travel is now an everyday occurrence, Mariko Kato is an industrious schoolgirl who divides her time between the school yacht club and her part time job in a retro maid café. … Continue reading Bodacious Space Pirates Part One

Heartbeat (Sim-jang-i Ddwooin-da)

  Heartbeat (Sim-jang-i Ddwooin-da) Korea (2010) Dir. Yoon Jae-Geun Well off widow Chae Yeon-Hee (Kim Yunjin) is so desperate to find a heart donor for ill daughter Ye-Eun (Park Ha-Young) that she is prepared to risk the black market with little satisfaction, due to Ye-Eun’s rare blood type. Lee Hee-Do (Park Hae-Il) is an idle … Continue reading Heartbeat (Sim-jang-i Ddwooin-da)

I Am Love (Io sono l’amore)

  I Am Love (Io sono l'amore) Italy (2009) Dir. Luca Guadagnino The complex personal lives of the affluent Recchi family of Milan come under scrutiny following a tense birthday dinner party thrown for ailing patriarch Edoardo Sr. (Gabriele Ferzetti). Grandson Edoardo (Edo) Jr (Flavio Parenti) lost a race earlier in the day to humble … Continue reading I Am Love (Io sono l’amore)

Lebanon

  Lebanon Israel (2009) Dir. Samuel Maoz Set during the 1982 war in Lebanon, four tank bound Israeli soldiers – Commander Assi (Itay Tiran), young gunner Jamil (Zohar Shtrauss), loader Hertzel (Oshri Cohen) and driver Yigal (Michael Moshonov) - are tasked with the mission of clearing a path for the foot soldiers. Also on board … Continue reading Lebanon

American Mary

American Mary (Cert 18) 1 Disc (Distributor: Universal) Running Time: 98 minutes approx. A brilliant but broke student surgeon Mary Mason (Katharine Isabelle) finds herself resorting to applying for work at a local strip bar run by the sleazy Billy Barker (Antonio Cupo). As luck would have it, her medical credentials sees Mary offered a … Continue reading American Mary

Gyo: Tokyo Fish Attack

Gyo: Tokyo Fish Attack Japan (2012) Dir. Takayuki Hirao In the usually peaceful island of Okinawa three friends from Tokyo – Kaori, Erika and Aki – notice a foul stench in the air of their holiday cabin, akin to rotting human flesh. The source seems to be a small fish like creature they see scuttling … Continue reading Gyo: Tokyo Fish Attack