Flight attendant Won-Gyu returns to South Korea for the first time in two years. A hopeless meeting with his ex-boyfriend drives him in search of a one night stand. He meets up with Tae-Jun, a courier who is expecting a brief encounter. What Tae-Jun gets instead is a battle of control with Won-Gyu and a dark insight into a damaged man who is looking for more than just a good time: he’s looking to punish the people who drove him from Korea in the first place. [Read more…]
Things aren’t going well on the planet Zots. The ozone is quickly disappearing and the scientists think it’s all down to too many people having strong emotions. As a result those whose love is deemed to be too big are dispatched to Earth, as it’s believe that getting involved with the human population will result in such pain and complication that it will stamp the feelings right out of them. [Read more…]
This is the first time ever that a British-Indian comedian has gotten their own solo stand-up DVD. But then Paul Chowdhry is one of the first Asian comics to find much traction within the mainstream, with his career rather perversely being given a boost after a racist incident at one his gigs was reported in the national newspapers. The publicity helped to open doors and ever since he’s becomes an increasingly familiar face on stand-up shows and comedy panel series. [Read more…]
I’m still surprised how much better classic animation can look on Blu-ray compared to earlier DVD editions. It helps when they’ve gone through a good restoration and remastering process, which is just what Peter Pan has gotten. The result is a great looking, almost pristine release for one of Disney’s best films.
I’m sure you know the story – Wendy Darling is on the edge of adolescence and her father wants her to give up her fanciful stories about Peter Pan, the boy who never grew up. However Wendy knows better, as she’s got Peter’s shadow. That evening, when her parents are out, Pan turns up looking for his shadow, and agrees to take Wendy and her brothers, John and Michael, to his home in Neverland. [Read more…]
After the death of their mother, two sisters decide to spend a final summer in the house where they grew up. The sisters, Mary and Marie, are very close – almost too close – living a pretty much co-dependent life. Into their life comes Peter, a handyman who’s meant to be working on their house. Despite seeing the two women in bed together, he continues to flirt, and while Marie shows an interest in him, he decides he prefers Mary. But can the women’s bond survive this man’s intrusion into their life?
This first film from co-writer/director/actress Alexandra Roxo looks absolutely gorgeous, and is proof that the rise of digital filmmaking is allowing no-budget films to have a look that 10 years ago would have been impossible. The visuals are languorous and romantic, with lots of shots of nature and dust floating on the wind. [Read more…]