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  • Oedipus Rex 1967

    ★★★½ Watched 12 Apr, 2014

    Loved the aesthetic and the overwhelming sense of myticism that seemed to engulf proceedings. The locales and costumes were fabulous and I found interesting the decision to portray Oedipus as this animalistic slave to his wants - particularly evocative during the confrontation on the road. My issues ultimately came down to stilted performances but didn't damage the overall effect too much. And the Delphic oracle will haunt me for some time.

  • Time 2006

    ★★ Watched 11 Apr, 2014

    Sadly, this goes down in the column of Kim Ki-duk films I've not really enjoyed much of at all. His run from SPRING, SUMMER... to THE BOW (via SAMARITAN GIRL and the wonderful 3-IRON) is strong, but otherwise I've found him far less convincing. This has a lot more in common with more recent works like PIETA and, particularly, DREAM, both of with I struggled with to varying degrees.

    The plot revolves around a - frankly hysterical - woman, Seh-hee…

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