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  • Merantau 2009

    ★★★½ Added

    This is the precursor film the the much better "The Raid: Redemption". It is not a sequel. But very much like how "Ong Bak" was just a test run to then create the martial arts epic "The Protector". This is the test run for "The Raid". The story is solid, if not exactly like many other movies of it's kind, and Iko shows he has acting chops as well as action chops. But know this is nothing in comparison to…

  • Mother 2009

    ★★★★★ Watched 13 Apr, 2012

    In a see of Korean Revenge Cinema (much of it very good) comes this gem of a film that focuses on what a mother would do to protect her child. The lead actress (Hye-ja Kim, a barely known Korean TV star) gives a career performance as the mother who will not stop fighting for her child. I will spoil nothing, the plotting and way the story lays out for you by genius Korean film Maker Joon-ho Bong is tantalizing, sure…

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  • Popatopolis 2009

    ★★★½ Watched 04 Apr, 2012

    Unique look into one of the leading B movie film makers. It does cover his career but it is really about how the B movie is dying and how what he is doing now is not as satisfying creatively. Its interesting. The best part of the film is the interviews with the B actress' who he has worked with in the past. They give a very insightful and rather touching look at what it means to be a B movie…