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  • Film Review: Broker (2022)

    Film Review: Broker (2022)

    Japanese film maker Hirokazu Kore-eda continues his journey around the world creating films. His latest film Broker now takes him closer to home and South Korea. His previous film The Truth starred Catherine DeNeuve, Juliette Binoche and Ethan Hawke in his French and English language debut. Cinephiles who love their world cinema and arthouse films…

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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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  • Film Review – Hunt(헌트, 2022)

    Film Review – Hunt(헌트, 2022)

    Over the years Korean cinema has shown it’s expertise in social and noir dramas. It also knows how to take thrillers to another level like in espionage thriller Hunt. The Hollywood machine might be more interested superhero films, the Koreans showcase their expertise in thrillers that are action packed and frenetic. The film marks directorial…

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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 – The Spy Gone North (2018)

    Film Review – The Spy Gone North (2018)

    To many, the last great war was World War 2. If someone was to tell you there was another war that started a way back in 1953? You would probably their having a giraffe. The war in question is the Korean War , a product of the Cold War that ended ‘officially’ in 1991. It…

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  • DVD Review: Death Bell (Gosa)

    DVD Review: Death Bell (Gosa)

    Whilst here in the UK when it comes to Horror, it seems we’re more inclined to go for the more gothic ghost horror or the generic American style that overloaded the genre. In Asia however, it seems the horror flicks tend to be high school kids, slasher maniacs or even both like in the latest…

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