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Musanna

Excellent. Hong Jin-Na is on one hell of a streak.
One of my favorite directors working today for sure.
6 years 1 month ago
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acoltismypassport

That was one hell of a ride, something of a combination of 'Moss' (2010), and 'Memories of Murder' (2003).

Brilliant stuff.
6 years 1 month ago
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PrinceJax

The runtime had me thinking twice but once I started it the time honestly flew by. It's engrossing, thrilling, terrifying and amazingly enough, comedic! You're going to think you know what you're watching but it will keep you guessing until the very end. Once the credits started rolling I felt thoroughly creeped out and immensely satisfied. It's kind of like you've been sitting out in the woods by the fire at night and someone's told you a very old and very eerie folktale - and, uh, they told it so well you kind of wish they hadn't at all. (Lastly....how did this one tale manage to cram like 9 horror movies into one film?? Definitely gonna seek out more from this director).
4 years 7 months ago
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Cynicus Rex

How am I supposed to sleep now.
5 years 2 months ago
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Tidorith

Very interesting movie. Some parts require you to pay a good amount of attention to properly follow what's going on - I definitely missed the meaning or implication of one or two key moments, though not in away that diminshed the experience at all.

A lot going on and a lot to get out of this movie. A lot of suspense built up an reasons to question your understanding of what's really happening throughout.
1 year 8 months ago
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cinephile085

Well I did not see that coming
2 years 6 months ago
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allisoncm

On Shudder
1 year 9 months ago
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onuryz

aka The Wailing
5 years 10 months ago
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der Zorn Gottes

This was my most hyped Korean film of the year, and although I enjoyed it, I was left wanting much more. It's a definite step back from The Yellow Sea for director Hong-jin Na.

I loved the low-key performance by Jun Kunimura and the highly energetic performance of Jung-min Hwang. Kinda felt like the film was made with Kang-ho Song in mind for the main role, but they just couldn't scrape up the dollarinos for him and had to settle for Do-won Kwak.

The mystery in the film is pretty solid and it keeps developing beautifully throughout, but there are some really weak moments that feel highly out of place. The whole zombie shite was one of those I could've lived without. There were some truly unnerving scenes in the film that caught me by surprise, the scene where Jung-min Hwangs character starts spouting blood was truly terrific. The exorcism scenes were also some of the high points of the film.

Still got a few Korean pieces from 2016 to see, but this was the best of the year so far, but when your competition are movies like the God-awful softcore porn The Handmaiden and probably the worst Korean movie of all time Train to Busan, you haven't really impressed anyone.
5 years 7 months ago
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