The Assassin (Nie yin niang)

The Assassin (Nie yin niang) Taiwan (2015) Dir. Hou Hsiao-Hsien After seven years away from film business Taiwanese auteur Hou Hsiao-Hsien returns with his first foray into the martial arts genre, a rather surprising direction for someone who has made his name with bleak arthouse social dramas. Favourably rewarded at Cannes this year, it is … Continue reading The Assassin (Nie yin niang)

Danganronpa The Animation

Danganronpa The Animation (Cert 15) 2 Discs (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 331 minutes approx. Supposedly an elitist school, average student Makoto Naegi is surprised to have won a placement at Hope Peak High School via lottery and is even more surprised when he is knocked unconscious the moment he enters the premises. Naegi awakes … Continue reading Danganronpa The Animation

The Wonders (Le meraviglie)

The Wonders (Le meraviglie) Italy (2014) Dir. Alice Rohrwacher Holding true to old traditions and methods isn’t always a bad thing but there are times when refusing to modernise just isn’t practical and the effects can have a far deeper reach than just the financial, as Italian director Alice Rohrwacher’s second feature. In a remote … Continue reading The Wonders (Le meraviglie)

The New Girlfriend (Une nouvelle amie)

The New Girlfriend (Une nouvelle amie) France (2014) Dir. François Ozon No-one can accuse François Ozon of being a director who plays it safe. With the central issue of his latest film being a rather prominent one in the news of late, to handle it with anything other than sensitivity would be a dangerous move. … Continue reading The New Girlfriend (Une nouvelle amie)

WWE – Christmas Collection

WWE – Christmas Collection (Cert 12) 1 Disc DVD (Distributor: Fremantle Media) Running Time: 170 minutes approx. It’s the WWE DVD collection you’ve all be waiting for, admit it! Every year when the festive season arrives the so-called WWE Creative team racks their brains to find the best way to celebrate this colourful holiday while … Continue reading WWE – Christmas Collection

Naruto The Movie – Road To Ninja

Naruto The Movie - Road To Ninja (Cert PG) 1 Disc (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 106 minutes approx. They say a change of scenery does you good but that isn’t quite the experience for the fiery ninja and close friend Sakura in this ninth big screen adventure. Set in between the Kage Summit and … Continue reading Naruto The Movie – Road To Ninja

Rozen Maiden Zuruckspulen

Rozen Maiden Zuruckspulen (Cert 15) 2 Discs (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 279 minutes approx. The seven Gothic Lolita dolls known collectively as Rozen Maiden are back with a new twist on a familiar tale. The first episode will feel like déjà vu for anyone who has followed the series from the beginning as it takes … Continue reading Rozen Maiden Zuruckspulen

Ode To My Father (Gukjesijang)

Ode To My Father (Gukjesijang) Korea (2014) Dir. Yoon Je-Kyun The second highest grossing film in Korean cinema history is a multi-decade, country-hopping tale of loyalty, patriotism and heartbreak on an epic scale which will make some Hollywood heavy hitters envious of his grand vision. The central character is Yoon Deok-Soo (Hwang Jung-Min) an elderly … Continue reading Ode To My Father (Gukjesijang)

Cloak And Dagger

Cloak And Dagger US (1946) Dir. Fritz Lang Having felt forced out of his native Germany by the Nazi’s in the early 1930’s the legendary Fritz Lang managed to rein in any overt anti-Nazi sentiment in this World War II spy thriller, but isn’t shy in hiding his feelings about them either. Near the end … Continue reading Cloak And Dagger