Favorite films

  • Memories of Murder
  • City Lights
  • Throne of Blood
  • PlayTime

Recent activity

  • Putney Swope


  • All Quiet on the Western Front


  • The Black Phone


  • John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum


Recent reviews

  • Creed II

    Creed II


    Overlong and generally disappointing sequel that lacks punch. The fights aren’t very imaginatively filmed, though Viktor Drago is a fearsome presence.

    I was more interested in the Dragos than the protagonists, which isn’t ideal though it does make the ending of the climactic fight the most interesting part of the film.

    Just before that, the Rocky theme comes in to add some energy while also reminding you how much better many of those films were.

  • Scent of a Woman

    Scent of a Woman


    SCENT OF A WOMAN is really all about Pacino’s scene-chewing performance. Pacino schooling the schoolmaster is a rousing ending but the journey to get there is long-winded. I’m not entirely sure what the point of it all was.

Popular reviews

  • The Call

    The Call


    Breathless, stylish and deliciously demented, THE CALL is the best Korean thriller of the past 2 years. Park Shin-hye and Jun Jong-seo battle across time in a wickedly fun ride that falters slightly in a relentless climax. Pick up when it rings worldwide on Netflix tomorrow.

  • Josée



    Director Kim Jong-kwan's long-awaited commercial debut doesn't disappoint. JOSEE, with Nam Joo-hyuk and Han Ji-min, is a rich and rewarding romantic drama, sumptuously textured to a degree seldom seen in Korean cinema before.

    Nam Joo-hyuk, in particular, shines in this achingly rendered remake of Isshin Inudo's JOSEE, THE TIGER AND THE FISH. Director Kim's deft touch for lyrical and layered dialogue is another highlight, which I expect will yield future rewards on repeat viewings.

    I was transfixed by most of…