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  • Film Review – One Second (2020)

    Film Review – One Second (2020)

    The power of film can truly accomplish wonderful things. It can excite, immerse, and intrigue you, and it can even make you feel happy or angry. It has the ability to provoke emotions in people, as seen in Zhang Yimou‘s One Second (2020), and it can bring communities together. Yimou is one of the very…

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  • Film Review – Decision To Leave (2022)

    Film Review – Decision To Leave (2022)

    Elvis Presley famously sang about ‘suspicious minds’ in 1969. 53 years later Korean film maker Park Chan-Wook seduces our eyes with crimes of the heart in his latest thriller, Decision To Leave. Now arrived on MUBI, soon to Blu-ray in a couple of weeks. Suspicious minds run amok in Chan-Wook’s first theatrical release in over…

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  • Best Korean Noir Movies

    Best Korean Noir Movies

    Park Chan-Wook’s Decision To Leave is currently in UK and Irish cinemas, and on MUBI from 12th December. I decided to have a look at some of the best noir films South Korea have released over the years. Chan-Wook’s film is inspired by Film Noir hence this list and as for ever this is only…

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  • Film Review – Suspiria (2018)

    Film Review – Suspiria (2018)

    One can argue the past few years, cinephiles have been subjected to a mixed of remakes. There is the other argument do these movies deserved an second (third, forth, fifth…). How many of those movies really were ‘remakes’ like Luca Guadagnino‘s Suspiria? After it’s cinematic release in late 2018, MUBI finally gave the film it’s…

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  • Film Review – Border (Gräns , 2018)

    Film Review – Border (Gräns , 2018)

    Who are we? Where Do I belong? Questions peoples ask universally every day. From gender, sexuality to ancestry. In Ali Abassi‘s Border (Gräns), a womans indentity is ingrained in Swedish Folklore. Probably the strangest uniquely surreal original film you’ll see in 2019! Abassi’s film shares a lot with Ari Aster‘s Midsommar, in what genres can…

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