Dear Dolphin (Hwansangsokui Geudae)

Dear Dolphin (Hwansangsokui Geudae) Korea (2013) Dir. Kang Ji-Na When Cha-Kyung (Han Ye-Ri) is killed in a traffic accident one summer’s night, the two most affected people are her boyfriend Hyuk-Guen (Lee Hee-Joon) and her former flatmate Ki-Ok (Rie Young-Zin). One year on and Hyuk-Guen is still not over Cha-Kyung’s death and while Ki-Ok tries … Continue reading Dear Dolphin (Hwansangsokui Geudae)

Bleach Series 12 Part 1

Bleach Series 12 Part 1 (Episodes 230-241) (Cert 12) 2 Discs (Distributor: Manga Entertainment/Kaze UK) Running time: 265 minutes approx. How much do we really know about the zanpakutou, the spirit powered swords that the Soul Reapers wield which are reflections, and in some ways an extension of, the souls and personalities of their masters? … Continue reading Bleach Series 12 Part 1

Jack The Giant Slayer

Jack The Giant Slayer US (2013) Dir. Bryan Singer In a medieval kingdom of Cloister, a young farmer Jack (Nicholas Hoult) is sent to market by his uncle (Christopher Fairbank) to sell their horse in order to renovate their small farmhouse. Instead Jack meets a desperate monk (Simon Lowe) who instead of money offers him … Continue reading Jack The Giant Slayer

The Forgiveness Of Blood (Falja e Gjakut)

The Forgiveness Of Blood (Falja e Gjakut) US/Albania (2011) Dir. Joshua Marston In rural Albania Mark (Refet Abazi) earns a modest living from delivering bread with his small horse drawn cart but his route includes cutting across the field belonging to a neighbour Sokol (Veton Osmani), although it once belonged to Mark’s family. Sokol is … Continue reading The Forgiveness Of Blood (Falja e Gjakut)

See You Tomorrow, Everyone

  See You Tomorrow, Everyone (Cert 15) 1 Disc (Distributor: Third Window Films) Running Time: 121 minutes approx. In Furoku, Japan, of the one hundred and seven children from the local elementary school class of 1981 only Satoru Watarai (Gaku Hamada) doesn’t graduate to High School. Satoru lives with his mother, Hinagu (Nene Otsuka) in … Continue reading See You Tomorrow, Everyone

Mawaru Penguindrum Set 2

Mawaru Penguindrum Set 2 (Episodes 13-24) (Cert 18) 3 Discs (Distributor: Manga Entertainment/Kaze UK) Running time: 289 minutes approx. The search for the elusive Penguindrum continues – sort of. When we left the last volume fragile Himari Takakura’s health had taken a turn for the worst; in fact she died. Again. Only this time the … Continue reading Mawaru Penguindrum Set 2

Like Someone In Love

Like Someone In Love (Cert 12) 1 Disc (Distributor: New Wave Films) Running time: 109 minutes approx. Akiko (Rin Takanashi) is a student and escort in Tokyo sent to the home of an elderly widower Takashi Watanabe (Tadashi Okuno). After being mistaken for Akiko’s grandfather by her fiancé Noriaki (Ryo Kase), Watanabe runs with the … Continue reading Like Someone In Love

Happiness For Sale (Mi-na moon-bang-goo)

Happiness For Sale (Mi-na moon-bang-goo) Korea (2013) Dir. Jeong Ik-Hwan Overworked and underappreciated, Seoul based tax collector Kang Mi-Na (Choi Gang-Hee) has the day from hell, topped off by the news that her estranged father Kang Bong-Geun (Joo Jin-Mo) has been hospitalised back in her hometown of Muju. Reluctantly Mi-Na returns home at the request … Continue reading Happiness For Sale (Mi-na moon-bang-goo)

Beloved (Les bien-aimés)

Beloved (Les bien-aimés) France (2011) Dir. Christophe Honoré In a story that spans three decades, we meet Madeline (Ludivine Sagnier) in the early 1960’s, a shoe shop assistant who one day is mistaken for a prostitute but takes the deal anyway. Through this line of work Madeline meets Czech doctor Jaromil (Rasha Bukvic), with whom … Continue reading Beloved (Les bien-aimés)

Horizon In The Middle Of Nowhere Series 2

Horizon In The Middle Of Nowhere Series 2 (Cert 12) 2 Discs (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 337 minutes approx. This release is listed as series two but it is fact a direct continuation from the first season, which if you’ve not seen (I didn’t get to review it) will leave you very confused. Then … Continue reading Horizon In The Middle Of Nowhere Series 2