A Long And Happy Life (Dolgaya schastlivaya zhizn)

A Long And Happy Life (Dolgaya schastlivaya zhizn) Russia (2013) Dir. Boris Khlebnikov In a small rural community former city boy Alexander 'Sascha' Sergeevich (Aleksandr Yatsenko) is in charge of a small farm with many loyal but simple workers in his employ. The local council are in the process of buying out of the farms … Continue reading A Long And Happy Life (Dolgaya schastlivaya zhizn)

Blind Detective (Man Tam)

Blind Detective (Man Tam) Hong Kong (2013) Dir. Johnnie To Johnston Chong (Andy Lau) is a former police detective known as the “God of Detectives” due to his incredible success rate, forced to leave the force due to his degenerating eyesight. Now blind, Johnston makes a living solving cases for the police cash rewards and … Continue reading Blind Detective (Man Tam)

One Piece Collection 3

One Piece Collection 3 (episodes 54-78) (Cert 12) 4 Discs (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 578 minutes approx It seems there is no shortage of extraordinary adventures for Monkey D. Luffy and the crew of the Going Merry – Nami, Zoro, Ussop and Sanji - known as the Straw Hats, to engage in and this … Continue reading One Piece Collection 3


Stoker US (2013) Dir. Park Chan-Wook On the day of his daughter’s 18th birthday, Richard Stoker (Dermot Mulroney) is killed in a car accident. On the day of his funeral India (Mia Wasikowska) and her distraught mother Evelyn (Nicole Kidman) are shocked to discover that Richard had a younger brother Charlie (Matthew Goode). Apparently he … Continue reading Stoker

Mission To Lars

  Mission To Lars UK (2012) Dirs. James Moore & William Spicer This low budget British documentary follows the journey of Tom Spicer, a 40 year-old man with a rare form of autism called Fragile–X Syndrome. While Tom lives in a care home in Devon, his elder sister Kate has become a journalist and their … Continue reading Mission To Lars

The Hunters (Jägarna)

The Hunters (Jägarna) Sweden (1996) Dir. Kjell Sundvall After twenty years away in Stockholm, detective Erik Bäckström (Rolf Lassgård) returns home to the mountain village of Älvsbyn in Norrland in northern Sweden following the death of his abusive father where he is reunited with his younger brother Leif (Lennart Jähkel). One his first day working … Continue reading The Hunters (Jägarna)

Naruto Shippuden Collection 14

Naruto Shippuden Collection 14 (Episodes 167-179) (Cert 12) 2 Discs (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 294 minutes approx. Quite a mixed bag is this latest instalment of the perpetual Naruto Shippuden saga in that it is both introspective and retrospective. The set opens with the conclusion of the Pain arc in which Naruto is pushed … Continue reading Naruto Shippuden Collection 14

Montage (Mong-ta-joo)

Montage (Mong-ta-joo) Korea (2013) Dir. Jeong Geun-Seop 15 years ago Suh-jin (Kim Sung-Kyung), the daughter of Yoon Ha-kyung (Uhm Jung-hwa), was kidnapped and found dead at the ransom exchange spot while the kidnapper disappeared. With five days to go before the statute of limitations on the official police case expires an anonymous person leaves a … Continue reading Montage (Mong-ta-joo)

Iron Man 3

Iron Man 3 (Cert 12) 1 Disc (Distributor: Paramount) Running time: 130 minutes approx. In 1999 wealthy playboy industrialist Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr) humiliates a nervy disabled scientist Aldritch Killian (Guy Pearce) when he tries to get Stark onboard with his mechanics programme AIM. Fast forward to the present day and the US is … Continue reading Iron Man 3

Lupin The Third – The Woman Called Fujiko Mine

Lupin The Third – The Woman Called Fujiko Mine (Cert 15) 2 Discs (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 298 minutes approx. There is a fair chance many of you reading this will recognise the name Lupin The Third from Hayao Miyazaki’s classic film Castle Of Cagliostro and possibly also Manga’s release  of The Secret Of … Continue reading Lupin The Third – The Woman Called Fujiko Mine