This week we preview three slices of South Korean science fiction. River monsters, robot Buddha and a fish-man, we’ve got it all. And then we spend almost an hour locked in furious debate about the merits (or lack thereof) of Star Wars: The Last Jedi in a non-binding non-rating capacity, of course. BEWARE: WALL TO […]
Director Tetsuya Nakashima’s movie Confessions was selected as the official Japanese entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at this years Academy Awards after winning Best Film, Best Director, and Best Screenplay & Best Editor at the 34th Japan Academy Prize. Unsurprisingly after watching it, it did not win an Oscar. Perhaps if Nakashima had […]
W[Delta]Z, Martyrs, Hostel II, 7 Days… All movies that have sought, in some capacity or another, to expand on the torture film formula, experimenting with the clichés that plague the genre and subverting audience expectation.
After writing and directing the amazing Korean monster movie The Host, Joon-ho Bong it seems can do no wrong. And he returns to our screens with the moving movie melodrama Mother.
South Korea is a hot bed of horror movie making and a rising force in the film industry. So far it has given us the amazing auteur Park Chan-wook, classic killer flicks like The Host and R-Point along with a whole bloody bunch of imaginative movies already remade by Hollywood including A Tale of Two […]
Following in the footsteps of The Host, Chaw is another remarkable entry into the new wave of Korean cinema and the Asian monster movie revival. Darkly humorous and equally terrifying, Chaw is the flesh eating, mutant offspring of Twin Peaks and Razorback with special effects from the team behind Lemony Snicket, The Perfect Storm, Day […]