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  • High and Low
  • Dead Ringers
  • Winter Light
  • Memories of Murder

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  • The Last Duel

    ★★★½

  • Halloween

    ★★★

  • Halloween

    ★★★★

  • Prisoners of the Ghostland

    ★★

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  • Black Widow

    Black Widow

    ★★

    When this was planned - after its lead character's death in the series' overall progress - I didn't really see why it needed to exist.

    Having seen it...I still don't know why it needed to exist.

    This isn't to say Scarlett didn't deserve her own film, she did. It simply should have been made and released in between the films it's actually set between.

    Seeing as that didn't happen, why release this at all? Not only is it a minor…

  • Army of the Dead

    Army of the Dead

    Are we ready to talk about ol' Snyder being one of the worst filmmakers of all time? No? A conversation for later then.

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  • The Man Standing Next

    The Man Standing Next

    ★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I've long wanted to see a good film about the assassination of President Park Chung-hee. To be clear, he's an absolutely monumental, divisive figure within Korea. He oppressed his people, but was also responsible for much of Korea's modernization. Many in the older and younger generations in the country are *still* largely divided over their perception of him, as well as that of his daughter, another corrupt, ousted President. So, when I saw that we were finally getting one, but…

  • Save the Green Planet!

    Save the Green Planet!

    ★★

    Quaracation: Korean Cinema! Part VI

    Well, uh...this was a movie. I'll never look at beekeepers the same way again.

    As Save the Green Planet began, I was ecstatic. I'd read about how the director was inspired by a viewing of Misery - feeling that he wanted to craft a kidnapping film from the perspective of the ostensible villain, as he felt Kathy Bates character, however well-performed, was one dimensional.

    What excited me, however, was the idea he combined this with:…