Movie Review – The Grotesque Mansion

The Grotesque Mansion Korea (2021) Dir. Jo Ba-Reun Nobody really wants to live in haunted house unless they are ghost hunters or gluttons for punishment. It is usually much later when a building being cursed becomes known -after all, an estate agent isn’t going to say anything! Still, it makes for some fun stories to … Continue reading Movie Review – The Grotesque Mansion

Movie Review – Recalled

Recalled (Naeilui Kieok) Korea (2021) Dir. Seo Yoo-Min There are countless stories about amnesiac protagonists plagued by the gaps in their memories. Whilst this is fertile ground for creating tense and often shocking thrillers, they tend to follow a similar path. Is there anything new to add to this genre? Following an accident, Soo-Jin (Seo … Continue reading Movie Review – Recalled

Movie Review – Midnight

Midnight Korea (2021) Dir. Kwon Oh-Seung Navigating life when you are deaf is not easy, arguably just pipped by blindness in the difficulty stakes but with its own set of problems. What they both have in common is many unpleasant people will take advantage of this impairment, either for their own amusement, or for something … Continue reading Movie Review – Midnight

Movie Review – Swing Kids

Swing Kids (Seuwingkizeu) Korea (2018) Dir. Kang Hyung-Chul “It don't mean a thing, if it ain't got that swing” Duke Ellington said as much in 1931 - twenty years later this theory would be put to the test in the unlikeliest of locations, a POW camp in South Korea, and all in the name of … Continue reading Movie Review – Swing Kids

Movie Review – The Witness

The Witness (Mok-gyeok-ja) Korea (2018) Dir. Jo Kyu-Jang Communities are supposed to make people feel safe and part of group that looks out for each other in time of need. That’s the idea anyway - sadly, most people prefer to keep to themselves unless there is something in it for them. Best not rock the … Continue reading Movie Review – The Witness

Blu-Ray Review – A Tale Of Two Sisters

A Tale Of Two Sisters (Cert 15) 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: Arrow Video) Running Time: 115 minutes approx. Release Date – August 16th Originally released in 2003, Kim Jee-Woon’s third feature shot him to the top of the list of Korean directors to follow. Given a chance to wow new audiences via this Blu-ray release … Continue reading Blu-Ray Review – A Tale Of Two Sisters

Movie Review – Fallen

Fallen (Nak-in) Korea (2018) Dir. Lee Jeong-sub Nobody can predict the future - we can only look at the past and learn to make the present a better place. Unless of course one can travel in time therefore, you can learn from the future to fix the past, but then you end up changing the … Continue reading Movie Review – Fallen

Movie Review – Okay Madam

Okay Madam Korea (2020) Dir. Lee Chul-Ha Never mind snakes on a plane, what about a group of armed North Korean terrorists looking for a defector? Which ones would you want to take your chances with? Never mind, there might be somebody on the flight who can deal with them without you having to lift … Continue reading Movie Review – Okay Madam

Movie Review – Josée

Josée   Korea (2020) Dir. Kim Jong-kwan What is it about society that it writes off people with disabilities so easily? They are people too despite their handicaps and have every right to live and enjoy life as much as able-bodied people do and that includes finding love. Surely it’s not that unbelievable, is it? … Continue reading Movie Review – Josée

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