Okja

Why is Bong Joon Ho so obsessed with Tilda's teeth? This first came to my attention in the director's previous film, Snowpiercer, which never received a cinema release in the UK but which I purchased on DVD when travelling in New Zealand in 2015. And as a commentary on how western capitalism is eating itself, I … Continue reading Okja

Ah-ga-ssi – The Handmaiden

I wasn't expecting to laugh as much as I did in this tale of grifters, oppression and eroticism. Director Chan-wook Park has reframed this story from Victorian England to 1930s Japanese-occupied Korea, and it looks gorgeous. It's clever in the way it uses flashbacks and replays scenes from different viewpoints, gradually letting the audience in … Continue reading Ah-ga-ssi – The Handmaiden