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)

Youngju

Youngju Korea (2018) Dir. Cha Sung-Duk We all have holes in our lives, often left by the passing of a loved one, which are always difficult to fill but the older we get, the easier it is to let go, because we understand the transience of life. When we are younger this is more of … Continue reading Youngju

The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil

The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil Digital/VOD (Distributor: Vertigo Releasing) Running Time: 110 minutes approx. Release Date – November 15th The title of this violent Korea thriller could almost be the start of a joke that continues “walk into a bar” but there isn’t much at laugh at here, at least not intentionally. This tale … Continue reading The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil

Another Child (Miseongnyeon)

Another Child (Miseongnyeon) Korea (2019) Dir. Kim Yoon-seok It is quite incredible, but also rather sad, that some children are forced to grow up much quicker than they should due to circumstances beyond their control. This could be seen as a testament to their maturity and strength of character but this still doesn’t make it … Continue reading Another Child (Miseongnyeon)

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)