Acacia (Akasia)

Acacia (Akasia) Korea (2003) Dir. Park Ki-hyung Children are funny creatures. I know that is a general admission but one thing some of them tend to do, largely because of their callow grip on emotions, is become jealous of other children in the family arriving after them, stealing the attention from their parents that was … Continue reading Acacia (Akasia)

The Last Princess (Deokhyeongju)

The Last Princess (Deokhyeongju) Korea (2016) Dir. Hur Jin-Ho One of the moe painful chapters in Korean history was the Japanese occupation at the turn of the 20th century, Many films have been made about this already, dramatising the effects it had on civilians, military personnel, resistance fighters, and even artists. As he title implies, … Continue reading The Last Princess (Deokhyeongju)

Hit-and-Run Squad (Bbaengban)

Hit-and-Run Squad (Bbaengban) Korea (2019) Dir. Han Jun-Hee Apparently, motor racing is a corrupt sport. What a shocker eh? Well, that might not be completely true but in the context of this Korean film it is, although it is just one part of the plot and I couldn’t think of another way to open this … Continue reading Hit-and-Run Squad (Bbaengban)

Money

Money Korea (2019) Dir. Park Noo-Ri “Money, it's a crime / Share it fairly but don't take a slice of my pie” Sorry to be so predictable but is there any other way to open a review about a film with this title than to quote Pink Floyd? Plus it is rather apposite in lieu … Continue reading Money

Svaha: The Sixth Finger

Svaha: The Sixth Finger Korea (2019) Dir. Jang Jae-Hyun Extreme religious doctrine can be scary for of us those on the outside of it, but as religion is not a singular concept, conflicting opinions as to whose God is the one true deity and which teachings are the right ones can also be dangerous among … Continue reading Svaha: The Sixth Finger

Exit (Eksiteu)

Exit (Eksiteu) Korea (2019) Dir. Lee Sang-Geun Hands up everyone who has a hobby your parents are happy keeps you occupied but feel is too dangerous to make a living from? If only there was a way to show them it is worth the risk - say, a national disaster in which the skills from … Continue reading Exit (Eksiteu)

Memories (Memoriseu)

Memories (Memoriseu) Korea (2019) Dir. Lee Soo-Sung Imagine being in a job in which you are supposed to help others but in fact you need help yourself? I’m not talking being a politician rather a counsellor who is required to listen to the problems of others but is in need of an ear as any … Continue reading Memories (Memoriseu)