Under The Sand (Sous le sable)

Under The Sand (Sous le sable) France (2000) Dir. François Ozon When you read a plot synopsis and then notice the name of the film’s director, there are occasions where this association will elicit feelings of trepidation. This is not a case of say, Lars von Trier doing romantic comedy, but French provocateur François Ozon … Continue reading Under The Sand (Sous le sable)

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Belladonna Of Sadness (Kanashimi no Beradonna)

Belladonna Of Sadness (Kanashimi no Beradonna) Japan (1973) Dir. Eiichi Yamamoto Aesthetically there is little to suggest that this baffling slice of psychedelic erotica can be classified as anime. But it is part of a trilogy involving the godfather of anime and manga Osamu Tezuka, so who are we to argue? Based loosely on the … Continue reading Belladonna Of Sadness (Kanashimi no Beradonna)

Rage (Ikari)

Rage (Ikari) Japan (2016) Dir. Lee Sang-il Trust. It is not any easily relinquished commodity when meeting people in person for the first time yet we think nothing of embracing strangers online, maybe because we can’t them from behind the computer screen. But what if the real life person has an ominous cloud of doubt … Continue reading Rage (Ikari)

God Eater Part 2

God Eater Part 2 (Episode 8-13) (Cert 15) 1 Discs DVD / 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 136 minutes approx. Release Date: September 18th  The war between humans and the Aragami continues in the second instalment of this adaptation of the popular video game. Resuming the story from where we left it, God … Continue reading God Eater Part 2

WWE – Great Balls Of Fire/Battleground 2017

WWE – Great Balls Of Fire/Battleground 2017 (Cert 15) 2 Discs DVD (Distributor: Fremantle Media) Running Time: 177 minutes/ 186 minutes approx. Release Date: September 18th Another month, another two-for-the-price-of-one release from WWE Home Video featuring two PPV extravaganzas that took place back in July. Once again, it is necessary to warn anyone in advance … Continue reading WWE – Great Balls Of Fire/Battleground 2017

12

12 Russia (2007) Dir. Nikita Mikhalkov "The law is all powerful and constant, but what can be done when mercy has a greater force than law?" This potent quote from the pseudonymous B. Tosia closes this contemporary Russian remake/adaptation of the classic 12 Angry Men, relocating the sweaty 1950’s US jury room to a wintry … Continue reading 12

Time And Tide (Shun liu ni liu)

Time And Tide (Shun liu ni liu) Hong Kong (2000) Dir. Tsui Hark If there is a problem that has plagued mankind since time immemorial it is the simple human virtue of accepting responsibility for our actions. In the current era of the blame culture in which everyone is out for themselves and would happily … Continue reading Time And Tide (Shun liu ni liu)