Unchained Melody: The Films of Meiko Kaji

Meiko Kaji is, from a Western perspective, one of the most unmistakable and recognisable Japanese actresses of all time, but this comes with a significant proviso. Most of us know just a tiny fraction of the films she has ever made; only a handful of these nearly one hundred films have really made it over […]

DVD Review: Territories

DVD Review by Aaron Williams  It’s an ugly term ‘torture porn,’ and it’s thrown around way too often in today’s cinematic climate. For those who pay their admission fees simply to catch sight of faceless victims being systematically disembowelled only to have narrative and characterisation fall to the wayside, it’s the mark of a hell […]

DVD Review: Black Heaven

Black Heaven (2010) Distributor: Arrow Films DVD Release Date: 5th September 2011 Directed by: Gilles Marchand Starring: Louise Bourgoin, Gregoire Leprince-Ringuet, Pauline Etienne Review by: Keri O’Shea A young couple, Gaspard (Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet) and Marion (Pauline Etienne) are enjoying summer in the idyllic South of France when, by chance, they find a mobile phone. Their […]