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  • Locke 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 20 Apr, 2014

    Boasting Tom Hardy's career best, Locke is an interesting experiment and it's pulled off well.

    My main problem is with the advertising. THIS IS NOT A THRILLER. DO NOT SEE THIS IF YOU WANT A THRILLER.

    It's still great, mind, just not what I was expecting.

    But seriously, the hell was up with Hardy's Welsh accent? Like, was it really necessary?

    Anyways, a pretty depressing film but all around one of the more creative and well executed films from this year.

  • A Bittersweet Life 2005

    ★★★★★ Watched 20 Apr, 2014 4

    Kim Jee-Woon is now my favourite director. Having seen four of his seven films, I can say that from his work that I've sampled, he's just a complete genius.

    I adore this movie. I feel I can't even come up with the words to describe it. Kim's direction is completely assured and confident, the cinematography from Kim Ji-Yong is utterly stunning, the score is beautiful, and that's not even mentioning Lee Byung-Hun's fantastically powerful performance, which is everything Ryan Gosling…

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