Michael A. Simpson – The Browning Version (1985)

Andrew Crocker-Harris is an aging classics master at a British public school with only a few days left in his career but who is suddenly forced to confront his own life’s failures. Starring Judi Dench, Michael Kitchen, John Woodvine, Ian Holm. Directed by Michael A. Simpson. Originally broadcast December 31, 1985. Read More »

Kôkichi Tsukiyama – Shibukawa Bangorô (1922)

A film on the life of Bangorō Shibukawa, the founder of the Shibukawa-ryū school of jūjutsu. To paraphrase Tadao Satō’s blurb on the back cover of the video, this is an important film for three reasons.
1. It is an almost perfectly well preserved copy of one of only few full-length movies still available of the first superstar in Japanese cinema history, the very famous Onoe Matsunosuke. Read More »

Alain Resnais – Le chant du Styrène AKA The Song of Styrene (1958)

Quote:
From a plastic bowl to petroleum, we trace back through the complete industrial process that leads to the manufacture of plastic objects. The force of the commentary composed in alexandrine verse by Raymond Queneau matches the wide screen of CinemaScope proportions. Read More »

Woody Allen – Every Thing You Always Wanted to Know About Sex * But Were Afraid to Ask (1972)

Synopsis:
Seven segments related to one another only in that they all purport to be based on sections of the book by David Reuben. The segments range from “Do Aphrodisiacs Work?” in which a court jester gives an aphrodisiac to the Queen and is, in the end, beheaded to “What Happens During Ejaculation?” in which we watch “control central” during a successful seduction. Read More »

Chris Lavis & Maciek Szczerbowski – Madame Tutli-Putli (2007)

Storyline:
~ Madame Tutli-Putli boards the night train, weighed down by all her earthly possessions and the ghosts of her past.

She travels alone, facing both the kindness and menace of strangers. As day descends into dark, she finds herself caught up in a desperate metaphysical adventure. Adrift between real and imagined worlds, Madame Tutli-Putli confronts her demons and is drawn into an undertow of mystery and suspense. Read More »

Dimitris Panayiotatos – I nyhta me ti Silena AKA The Night with Silena (1986)

Christos is secretly in love with a girl who lives in the opposite appartment. He follows her night and day even though they’ve never met. One night, he sees her at a party making love with a young man. The scene, the images, are carved in his memory. A few years later, Christos meets outside of a bar a mysterious woman, called Silena. Her resemblance to the girl of his youth is astonishing. Christos invites Silena to his house to spend one night with her. One night that will change his life forever. Read More »

Ji-shun Duan & Jun’ya Satô – Mikan no taikyoku AKA The Go Masters (1982)

Quote:
“The Go Masters” begins and ends with the same game of Go, but 32 years separate the opening and closing moves. In between, there is war and heartbreak, death and disease, doomed lovers, families separated by fate and united by chance. The movie is a melodrama on an epic scale, an Asian “Gone With the Wind,” filled with romance and action but built on a foundation of Eastern philosophy. Read More »