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  • A Bittersweet Life

    A Bittersweet Life

    ★★★★★

    My brother liked this, which I consider a win. The visuals really struck me during this third rewatch. It’s incredible beautiful in the way it works angles to show important locations, characters reactions, fight scenes.. and the list goes on. Please keep an eye on the colour palette, the long shots, camera tracking and whenever the camera stays completely still. So much beauty to behole in an action film.

    Revenge thrillers aren’t as fashionable in Korea lately, but what strikes…

  • Memories of Murder

    Memories of Murder

    ★★★★★

    I just watched this for the ... fourth time? It’s still the most gripping murder mystery ever made in my eyes. I have no idea how they managed to inject so much comedy into a story this bleak.

    What grips me the most with Memories of Murder is the ending. It’s the perfect circle composition. How do you even understand what to feel at the end of this film? I always make a point to show this to family and…

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  • Oldboy

    Oldboy

    ★★★★★

    After the 4th viewing of director Park Chan-wook's magnum opus 'Oldboy', I finally feel comfortable accepting this as my favorite film of all time. The intricately weaven story of Oh Dae-su's search for the whereabouts of the man who kidnapped and imprisoned him for 15 years, and the answers to why, is a mysterious journey full of twists and turns that utilize the audiovisual medium of cinema to the fullest.

    With a brooding, depressive soundtrack and the streets of Seoul…

  • Jenny's Wedding

    Jenny's Wedding

    ½

    This would have been a bold film like 50 years ago. How can you make a film about a lesbian relationship without actually including the relationship in the script. Jesus christ, guys.