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A Blood Pledge (2008) Whispering Corridors 5 Review

The last in a series about South Korean all-girl schools, A Blood Pledge also known as Whispering Corridors 5, is the only one set obviously in a Catholic School. It is interesting to note that each film in the series, which are all considered part of the franchise, has a different director and writer. All… Read More ›

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A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014): Black and White Brilliance

If the title has not provided a clue, let me spell it out, I adore this film. Written and directed by Ana Lily Amirpour with a cast that trounces their respective roles, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night is a study in black and white brilliance. The decision to make this a monochrome production… Read More ›

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Getting My Mojo Back…Sort Of

Well, it’s been a long time coming, but I’m getting my Mojo back…sort of. For a good while I had a fair presence on the Internet. My blog and two channels on YouTube where I talked about film, one of which was a co-channel with my daughter, who now has a new channel – Critique… Read More ›

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EXTE aka Hair Extensions (2007) Hirsute Black Comedy

EXTE OR Hair Extensions is a 2007 black comedy horror film made by the Shion Shono (who made the “based on a true story” horror film Cold Fish in 2010) and in EXTE Chiaki Kuriyama (Battle Royale, Kill Bill Vol 1 and 2) plays very much against type as a hairdresser in training who must… Read More ›

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Hide and Seek [Sum-bakk-og-jil] 2013 (Review and Trailer)

Written and Directed by Jung Huh this offering appears to be his first ever feature film and Hide and Seek is set against an urban myth of squatters in South Korea who live illegally in homes while the owners are still in them. On top of this myth, is the story of a successful business owner… Read More ›

’54 Days’ Independent Australian Film Is Truly Gripping (Review/Trailer)

’54 Days’ Independent Australian Film Is Truly Gripping (Review/Trailer) 54 Days, an independent Australian film from Tim R. Lea is a truly gripping bit of work that goes to show just how great cinema is that comes from Oz. It has to be pointed out that of the best horror and science fiction films out… Read More ›

Lucy: Scarlett Johansson in Luc Besson Treat (Review/Trailer)

Lucy: Scarlett Johansson in Luc Besson Treat (Review/Trailer) Scarlett Johansson is Lucy in this darkly humorous treat from Luc Besson. It has to be said that this film will not appeal to everyone. Only true Besson fans will enjoy this film, although many may not understand the parallels that run throughout the entire movie. However,… Read More ›

Beyond Outrage Takeshi Kitano is Back in Yakuza Sequel

Beyond Outrage Takeshi Kitano is Back in Yakuza Sequel Although Outrage, aka Autoreiji was made in 2010, the sequel, Beyond Outrage did not get made until 2012; now Takeshi Kitano is back in this brilliant Yakuza sequel. Kitano wrote and directed both films under the Kitano banner and he reprises his role as Otomo, the lethal underboss in the original… Read More ›

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Ip Man 2 (2010): Continuing the Tale

Directed again by Wilson Yip (for the last time in the series) Ip Man 2 continues the tale of Ip Man and his rise to worldwide fame. There have been less complaints about the film makers “frugality” with actual events this time around. Picking up where Ip Man finished, the film takes place in Hong… Read More ›

Shaolin Soccer And 5 Other Completely Bonkers Martial Art Movies

Shaolin Soccer And 5 Other Completely Bonkers Martial Art Movies.

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