Hiroshima, mon amour

  Hiroshima, mon amour France (1959) Dir. Alain Resnais In Post War Japan, Elle, a French actress (Emmanuelle Riva), making a film about the bombing of Hiroshima, begins an affair with a Japanese architect Lui (Eiji Okada). As Elle prepares to leave Japan she shares her memories of her first love back home in France. … Continue reading Hiroshima, mon amour

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Fullmetal Alchemist The Movie – Conqueror Of Shamballa (BD)

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 Originally made in 2006 and first released over here two years later, this spin off from the original FMA TV adaptation of Hiromu Arakawa’s manga was conceived as a means to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 (BD)

Loups=Garous

Loups=Garous (Cert 15) 1 Disc DVD/BD Combo Pack (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 99 minutes approx. In a futuristic world a disease has wiped out much of humanity, leaving an organisation called the SVC to rule with a totalitarian hand. People live under constant camera surveillance both inside and outside the home, eat synthetic foods … Continue reading Loups=Garous

Looper

Looper US (2012) Dir. Rian Johnson 2074 and time travel is possible but only in use on the black market. When the Mob wants someone killed they send them back thirty years in the past where a hitman called a Looper is ready and waiting, paid off by silver bars strapped to the target’s body. … Continue reading Looper

Shakugan no Shana Series 2 Part Two

Shakugan no Shana Series 2 Part Two (Episodes 13-24) (Cert 12) 2 Discs (Distributor: MVM Entertainment) Running time: 290 minutes approx. After a rather dull and meandering start the previous volume of Shana Series II ended with the promise of some much needed action and excitement with the untimely arrival of Crimson Lord Pheles, the … Continue reading Shakugan no Shana Series 2 Part Two

The Scent (Gan-gi-nam)

  The Scent (Gan-gi-nam) Korea (2012) Dir. Hyeong-Joon Kim While serving a two year suspension from the police force for an adulterous affair with a police chief’s wife, detective Kang Sun-Woo (Park Hee-Soon) is running his own private detective agency specialising in adulteries. On the eve of his suspension ending Kang accepts a job from … Continue reading The Scent (Gan-gi-nam)

My Night With Maud (Ma nuit chez Maud)

  My Night with Maud (Ma nuit chez Maud) France (1969) Dir. Eric Rohmer It’s Christmas and devout Catholic Jean-Louis (Jean-Louis Trintignant) quietly watches Françoise (Marie-Christine Barrault), a young blonde woman he sees at Mass. Bumping into an old Marxist friend Vital (Antoine Vitez), Jean-Louis is introduced to Maud (Françoise Fabian), a divorcee with an … Continue reading My Night With Maud (Ma nuit chez Maud)