Hot For Teacher aka Who Slept With Her? (Nuga geunyeo-wa jasseulkka?)

Hot For Teacher aka Who Slept With Her? (Nuga geunyeo-wa jasseulkka?) Korea (2006) Dir. Kim Yoo-Sung Appropriating the title of a classic Van Halen hit for its international release was probably a smart move in making this Korean school based comedy sound a lot less prurient, not to mention cumbersome in its transparency. Neither title … Continue reading Hot For Teacher aka Who Slept With Her? (Nuga geunyeo-wa jasseulkka?)

Redeemer

Redeemer Chile (2014) Dir. Ernesto Díaz Espinoza We’ve seen Martial Arts heroes arise from all corners of the globe over recent years and now it is Chile’s turn, as genre director Ernesto Díaz Espinoza teams up with martial artist and stuntman Marko Zaror to bring us this action packed and rather gruesome tale of vengeance … Continue reading Redeemer

The Human Condition Trilogy I: No Greater Love (Ningen no jôken)

The Human Condition Trilogy I: No Greater Love (Ningen no jôken) Japan (1959) Dir. Masaki Kobayashi Quite often in the world of cinema you’ll hear of novels that have been deemed “unfilmable” for a number of reasons, the usual factors being length, the adaptability of the content and the practicalities of the production. In Japan … Continue reading The Human Condition Trilogy I: No Greater Love (Ningen no jôken)

Pusher

Pusher Denmark (1996) Dir. Nicolas Winding Refn He might currently be best known for his lavish but polarising arty films that clash against the conventions of modern Hollywood but Danish writer-director Nicolas Winding Refn served a more modest beginning to his filmmaking career in his homeland with this gritty debut, the first in a trilogy … Continue reading Pusher