After roughly a decade, the director of one of my absolute all-time favorites, Bleak Night, gives us his sophomore effort, and it does not disappoint. It's worlds different from his previous effort, but it is a unique and completely nail-biting heist film that morphs into a beast of a game of cat and mouse. I can't believe I took so long to finally give this a go, but I'm glad I took the plunge. What a ride of a film,…
A fun made for television documentary that showcases the on foot traversal of the length of South Korea, with actor Ha Jeong-woo and friends. This long journey came about after Ha made this promise moments before he won the 'Best Actor' award two consecutive years in a row at the BaekSang Arts Awards. To his shock, he actually won, having opened the envelope himself while presenting the award for that particular category.
Anyway, the film itself is a lot of…
One of the finest films of 2018. An utter punch to the gut that a soul like his vanished so suddenly. An artist whom inspires with only a single feature under his belt.
Hu Bo will never leave my mind. Such a shame he ended it all. As Bela Tarr said in a letter he wrote on Hu Bo, he wishes someone could've protected him.
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The aforementioned Béla Tarr, whom wrote this letter to an…
Days ( 日子) - 2020
dir. Tsai Ming-liang
Director Tsai Ming-liang leaves his usual Taiwanese setting to capture the streets of Bangkok, Thailand in this extremely quiet but emotionally poignant tale of two men whose mundane day to day lives intertwine with an emboldened spark of romance one night, which I wish not spoil the hereafter of the event in this small review.
The minimalist nature of Tsai's work is taken to a whole other level here as…