‘Personally speaking, I can’t wait to watch your life tear you apart.’ The long-awaited trailer for Park Chan-wook’s English debut film Stoker is finally out. And despite the spoiler, it still looks quite fantastic.
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Danny Boyle’s highly-awaited Opening Ceremony at the London 2012 has come and gone, and I sat there thinking what other directors’ Olympic ceremonies would look like.
The Korean Film Festival in Australia returns with its third edition bringing more Korean cinematic goodness to the Aussies and cinephiles living in the country!
Is it wrong to judge a movie’s sentimentalism when it’s actually a cultural thing, whether or not you show your over-dramatic feelings? Is everything supposed to be emotion free to be well regarded “internationally”? Maybe. Maybe we should stop seeing foreign films with our foreign eyes and begin watching their films like they watch them.
My latest post on Asian movies that should be released in Peru by local distributors is up on Cinencuentro.
It’s quite clear (from the movies I’ve seen) that Korean movies are ballsy. They aren’t afraid to be graphic, they aren’t afraid to tell it as it is. They aren’t even afraid to play with taboo issues such as incest and cannibalism. So why aren’t Korean television dramas showing the same artistic freedom?