Movie Review – Host, The (2006)

Principal Cast : Song Kang-ho, Byun Hee-bong, Park Hae-il, Bae Doo-na, Go Ah-sung, Oh Dai-su, Lee Jae-eung, Lee Dong-ho, Yoon Je-moon, Yim Pil-sung, Scott Wilson, Paul Lazar, Brian Lee. Synopsis: A monster emerges from Seoul’s Han River and begins attacking people. One victim’s loving family does what it can to rescue her from its clutches. ******** An endearing, loopy, bizarre creature-feature, Bong Joon-ho’s The Host is as cool now as it was back in 2006, the year of its release. Hard as it is to imagine the Academy Award-winning director…

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Movie Review – Parasite

Principal Cast : Song Kang-ho, Lee Sun-kyun, Cho Yeo-jeong, Choi Woo-schik, Park So-dam, Lee Jung-eun, Chang Hyas-jin, Park Myung-hoon, Jung Ziso, Jung Hyeon-jun, Park Geun-Rok. Synopsis: All unemployed, Ki-taek and his family take peculiar interest in the wealthy and glamorous Parks, as they ingratiate themselves into their lives and get entangled in an unexpected incident. ******** This review contains minor plot synopsis spoilers from the film. We suggest you watch this film without knowing anything about it.  Parasite isn’t a difficult film to critique. Directed by acclaimed South Korean helmer…

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Movie Review – Okja

Director :   Bong Joon-ho Year Of Release :   2017 Principal Cast :  Ahn Seo-hyun, Tilda Swinton, Paul Dano, Jake Gyllenhaal, Byun Hee-bong, Lily Collins, Yoon Je-moon, Shirley Henderson, Daniel Henshaw, Devon Bostick, Giancarlo Esposito. Approx Running Time :   122 Minutes Synopsis:  Meet Mija, a young girl who risks everything to prevent a powerful, multi-national company from kidnapping her best friend – a massive animal named Okja. ********* Okja is a film about exploitation. Devastating, at times heartbreaking, the film’s central theme of people using things around them – animals, other people…

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Movie Review – Snowpiercer

Malevolant, enticing, stunning sci-fi opus that leaves behind any feel-good tropes or gee-whizz resolution – Snowpiercer is as dark as they come. Is it great? In my opinion, yes, but I can see this dividing a lot of audiences with its driving, pulsing narrative and horrific, soul-destroying revelations; Snowpiercer might not be revolutionary cinema, but it is a film you’ll be talking about for a while.

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