Movie Review – Space Sweepers

Space Sweepers (Seungriho) Korea (2021) Dir. Jo Sung-Hee Serious question - should we really trust rich philanthropists? Obviously, nobody is going to do anything for nothing but when the wealthy reach out to do something that will benefit society on a major scale, can we be sure their generosity is genuine, or is there a … Continue reading Movie Review – Space Sweepers

Little Forest (Liteul poreseuteu)

Little Forest (Liteul poreseuteu) Korea (2018) Dir. Yim Soon-rye It never fails to amuse me when people return home after being away, that their usual response to the question “What do you miss the most?” is “My mum’s cooking” - not that I can blame them! For the protagonist of this story, this is very … Continue reading Little Forest (Liteul poreseuteu)

The Handmaiden (Ah-ga-ssi)

The Handmaiden (Ah-ga-ssi) Korea (2016) Dir. Park Chan-Wook Following a stint in Hollywood that yielded 2013’s Stoker, Park Chan-Wook is back on native turf and while the US idea of aesthetic grandeur has rubbed off on him The Handmaiden is just as subversive as Park’s previous Korean work. Relocating the Victorian England setting of Sarah … Continue reading The Handmaiden (Ah-ga-ssi)