Innocent Witness (Jeungin)

Innocent Witness (Jeungin) Korea (2019) Dir. Lee Han “If only she weren’t Autistic” A line actually spoken in a film apparently designed to help broaden our understanding and knowledge of Autism. Thankfully, this is repudiated by the mother of the autistic girl in question, proclaiming she had never once thought that herself, otherwise it wouldn’t … Continue reading Innocent Witness (Jeungin)

Beasts Clawing At Straws (Jipuragirado Jabgo Sipeun Jibseungdeul)

Beasts Clawing At Straws (Jipuragirado Jabgo Sipeun Jibseungdeul) Korea (2020) Dir. Kim Young-Hoon Money. If it didn’t exist would the world be a better place? If you think of all the trouble it causes, such as class divide and disparity, greed, envy, debt, perhaps it would make things easier if we had a different system … Continue reading Beasts Clawing At Straws (Jipuragirado Jabgo Sipeun Jibseungdeul)

Illang: The Wolf Brigade (Inrang)

Illang: The Wolf Brigade (Inrang) Korea (2018) Dir. Kim Jee-woon Having recently reviewed the classic anime film Jin-Roh: Wolf Brigade I was intrigued to learn a live action version surfaced on Netflix in 2018 but not from Japan but from Korea, and directed by the sublime Kim Jee-woon. Expect many comparisons and contrast between Illang … Continue reading Illang: The Wolf Brigade (Inrang)

Asura: The City Of Madness

Asura: The City Of Madness Korea (2016) Dir. Kim Sung-su Oh, the things we do for love. And money. Or both. Both are very persuasive reasons for us to go that extra mile to secure the best possible life and future for our loved ones, but when our morals and conscience are also easily bought, … Continue reading Asura: The City Of Madness

Sad Movie (Saedeu mubi)

Sad Movie (Saedeu mubi) Korea (2005) Dir. Kwon Jong-kwan If only all films were this honest and direct with their titles. Can you imagine how many hours of our lives we could have saved if films were called “Predictable Soppy Romance”, “Overlong Pretentious Guff” or “Michael Bay’s Latest”? Delivering exactly what it says on the … Continue reading Sad Movie (Saedeu mubi)

Remember You (Nareul Itjimarayo)

Remember You (Nareul Itjimarayo) Korea (2016) Dir. Lee Yoon-Jung Memories, good and bad, need to be held on to - they make up a part of who we are. Losing them could spell disaster, but is it ever justified withholding a particularly memory, no matter how devastating it might be, from someone who has amnesia? … Continue reading Remember You (Nareul Itjimarayo)

Reign Of Assassins

  Reign Of Assassins (Cert 15) 1 Disc (Distributor: Entertainment One) Running Time: 103 minutes Legend has it that the remains of the mystical Indian monk Bodhi offers great healing properties and will grant the possessor ultimate powers, making it a prized object in the eyes of many. The evil Dark Stone Group – lead … Continue reading Reign Of Assassins