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  • Dark Water

    Dark Water

    ★★★★

    You need to watch the Elisa Lam video (www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TjVBpyTeZM) before watching this. Yeah, have fun sleeping.

  • Farewell My Concubine

    Farewell My Concubine

    ★★★★★

    Some scenes get cut short, probably left on the cutting room floor (notably the wedding scene, amongst others). I wish there were a 4 hour version.

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  • Ballerina

    Ballerina

    ★★★★½

    Here's a completely and utterly forgotten gem, evidenced by the fact that it has 52 votes on IMDb and took me 2 years to track down. This is what people should mean when they claim something is underrated or overlooked. TCM apparently showed it for the first time in 15 years last year, and I missed it, which made me upset. Ultimately, however, I enjoyed the search, and didn't end up watching it until I'd already owned it for a…

  • Bedevilled

    Bedevilled

    ★★★½

    I went into this expecting a supernatural horror of some sort solely based on the title. What I got instead was a terrifying, powerful movie in regards to the emotional toll its depicted mental, physical, and sexual abuse take. The movie has an amazing build up, garnering much sympathy for Bok-nam before anything commonly defined as "horror" starts, and it ends up being the scariest part of the movie.

    The director, Jang Cheol-soo, has worked as an assistant director for…