Sad Movie (Saedeu mubi)

Sad Movie (Saedeu mubi) Korea (2005) Dir. Kwon Jong-kwan If only all films were this honest and direct with their titles. Can you imagine how many hours of our lives we could have saved if films were called “Predictable Soppy Romance”, “Overlong Pretentious Guff” or “Michael Bay’s Latest”? Delivering exactly what it says on the … Continue reading Sad Movie (Saedeu mubi)

My Brilliant Life (Doo-geun-doo-geun Nae-in-saeng)

My Brilliant Life (Doo-geun-doo-geun Nae-in-saeng) Korea (2014) Dir. E J-Yong Having previously helmed historical dramas (Untold Scandal), quirky comedies (Dasepo Naughty Girls) and 2013’s meta-satire Behind The Camera, E J-Yong tackles the serious issue of the rare debilitating illness Progeria. This particular malady ages the human body quicker than normal, organs and all, resulting in … Continue reading My Brilliant Life (Doo-geun-doo-geun Nae-in-saeng)

The Third Wish

The Third Wish Taiwan (2012) Dir. Huang Ming Cheng A simple organic fruit farmer Rong Guang (Wu Kang-Ren) is raising his son Feng (Chen Yu-Cheng) alone in a small rural community, although with poor harvests and little money, their lifestyle is meagre. Elsewhere Feng’s mother Yi Ying (Alice Tzeng), now a successful businesswoman is being … Continue reading The Third Wish