Nobody does bizarre quite like the Japanese, and Hitoshi Matsumoto’s latest offering is right up there in the realm of cult classics. From the opening ‘disclaimer’ right until the final post credit scene, R100 is a laugh a minute story of a furniture salesman, Takafumi Katayama, who joins an exclusive S & M club for a year of dominatrix attention which is delivered at random times and places. The catch is, he can’t quit and has to stay the full year. Sounds easy, right?
Three heroines, Wonder Woman, Invisible Woman and Thief Catcher Chat must do battle against the forces of evil and each other when babies begin to go missing.
Ritesh Batra’s beautiful, quiet 2013 feature, The Lunch-box is one of this year’s OzAsia Festival film offerings. Winner of two prizes, including the Jury Grand Prize, at the Asia-Pacific screen awards, I am surprised that it has take so long to find its way to Australia.
A gripping insight in the consequences of following through on strong beliefs when an eco-warrior turns into an eco-terrorist and enlists his friends.
The Turtles are back, bigger and better than ever in this action-packed new take on an old favourite when a cub reporter gets more than she bargain for when investigating a story.
A classic tale of intrigue, drama & cool kung fu fighting from Hong Kong, set in a Buddhist temple where the Abbot of the temple is set to name his successor.
An eager young film crew become embroiled in a deadly feud between rival gangs in a series of bizarre incidents that blend action and humour.
In the heart of the West Bank, a Palestinian freedom fighter is in love with an Israeli girl but the death of an Israeli soldier sets off a chain of tragic events.
An absurdist comedy about two women, both with a screw loose, who find salvation in each other’s lives after a missing screw sets a bizarre chain of events in motion.
An egotistical real estate agent finds his life changed when he’s unexpectedly left in charge of his 9 year old granddaughter.