Hideaway (Le Refuge)

Hideaway (Le Refuge) France (2009) Dir. François Ozon Mousse (Isabelle Carré) and Louis (Melvil Poupaud) are a young Parisian couple both hopelessly addicted to drugs. When Louis dies after an overdose, Mousse survives and discovers she is pregnant. Louis’s rich mother (Claire Vernet) is ashamed of how her son died and tells Mousse she’ll arrange … Continue reading Hideaway (Le Refuge)

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Last Exile: Fam – The Silver Wing Part 2

Last Exile: Fam – The Silver Wing Part 2 (Episodes 12-21) (Cert 12) 2 Discs (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 269 minutes approx The war between the Kingdom of Turan and the Ades Federation continues with plucky teenage Sky Pirates Fam Fan Fan and Giselle Collette doing their best to encourage an outbreak of peace … Continue reading Last Exile: Fam – The Silver Wing Part 2

The Great Beauty (La grande bellezza)

The Great Beauty (La grande bellezza) Italy (2013) Dir. Paolo Sorrentino Jep Gambardella (Toni Servillo) is a popular culture columnist living the high life, throwing extravagant parties in his plush Rome apartment for his artist friends from all ends of the spectrum. But after his 65th birthday, Jep finds himself reflecting on his life, loves … Continue reading The Great Beauty (La grande bellezza)

Wings

Wings (Cert PG) 3 Discs Blu-ray/DVD Combo (Distributor: Eureka) Running Time: 144 minutes approx. 1917 and the US air force is seeking new recruits to be trained and join the war effort in World War I. Two willing enlisters are Jack Powell (Charles “Buddy” Rogers) and David Armstrong (Richard Arlen) both of whom happen to … Continue reading Wings

The ABC Award

I am once again humbled and honoured to receive a nomination for the ABC – Awesome Blog Content award from fellow anime fan and blogger Medieval Otaku. Please visit his site for a different take on anime and its many connotations and influences that may not be so obvious to you. As ever these awards … Continue reading The ABC Award

The Magnificent Seven

The Magnificent Seven US (1960) Dir. John Sturges The people of a small Mexican village are the victims of a group of bandits led by Calvera (Eli Wallach), who constantly steal their food and supplies, forcing the villagers to work harder to grow double crops. Deciding they need to fight back three villagers head to … Continue reading The Magnificent Seven

Water Lilies (Naissance des pieuvres)

Water Lilies (Naissance des pieuvres) France (2007) Dir. Céline Sciamma The lives of three teenage girls intertwine one summer at the local swimming pool amidst a synchronised swimming contest, complicated by interpersonal conflicts that arise resulting in an unconventional love triangle. Marie (Pauline Acquart) becomes infatuated with swimmer Floriane (Adèle Haenel) at a contest while … Continue reading Water Lilies (Naissance des pieuvres)