Review: The Villainess

Incredible action sequences laboured with one too many twists which feel somewhat familiar. A woman forcibly inducted into a secret organisation of assassins finds herself at odds with her missions when events from her bloody and tragic past resurface. “Korean John Wick” is an easy sell, but that is probably the best way to describe…

Review: Okja

Like a live-action Studio Ghibli, Okja has tremendous heart, charm and nightmare fuel. Your love of bacon could be threatened. A young orphaned Korean girl living with her grandfather befriends a colossal new breed of pig that they are raising in the countryside. Little does she know, her grandfather was chosen ten years ago as…

Review: The Handmaiden

A twisting, turning erotic thriller with a perfect screenplay and great performances. A Korean con artist wants to work his way into marriage with a rich Count’s niece solely to become wealthy himself. To do so he hires a young girl to become the noble woman’s maid to help setup his romance and convince her…

Remake Rumble Review: Oldboy

Remake Rumble…? More like Remake Execution. So, against my better judgment I’ve decided to do this particular Remake Rumble! I guess it wouldn’t leave my mind until I had seen it through. Read, and feel the frustration! Oldboy (2003) The definition of a revenge tale, beautifully savage and cynically dark in humour, Oldboy is one…

Review: I Saw the Devil

Korean cinema once again blurs the line of good and evil while at the same time twisting your stomach and fraying your nerves. This film isn’t Oldboy but it is certainly memorable. When a police officer’s fiancee is tortured and killed by a serial killer, he vows revenge by hunting the killer down and… instead…