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The Hourglass Sanatorium

Don’t you hate it when you go to visit your aged father in a sanatorium, and in process stop the forward movement of time itself?

The Front Line

It is early 1953 and the Korean War has already dragged on for the best part of three years.



Zift, Bulgaria’s official submission to the 2009 Academy Awards Foreign Language Film category, is finally set for UK DVD release, on 20th February.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – P2

In truth, it matters little how good Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 actually is. As the finale to an eight part film series, and the summation of the Harry Potter phenomena, it will fly off the shelves this Chris...


Happy People: A Year In Taiga

A director well-known for his exploration of extreme subjects and remote locations, Werner Herzog continues the work of 2007’s “Encounters at the End of The World” with his new film “Happy People: A Year in the Taiga”.

A Man Vanishes

“A Man Vanishes”, Shôhei Imamura’s experimental 1967 film is almost impossible to categorize. It seems like it’s a documentary, a piece of investigative journalism into the disappearance of a man. But as it progresses, the line...



A passionate attack on authoritarian power and a defence of the rights of the individual, Masaki Kobayashi’s Harakiri remains, nearly 50 years after its fi

Outside The Law

It is a sign of the Algerian War’s contemporary relevance in French society that Rachid Bouchareb’s Outside the Law star-studded Cannes premier was lined, not only by spectators and photographers, but by riot police...


After The Apocalypse

The shocking story of Soviet nuclear experiments, After the Apocalypse explores little known Cold War legacies, and asks questions about the right a woman has to control her own body.

Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives Cinema

Director Apichatpong (Joe) Weerasethakul has been one of the most influential arthouse film directors in recent years, with Blissfully Yours, Tropical Malady and Syndromes and a Century receiving widespread critical acclaim. Hi...