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‘I don’t want to go to a film that people say is optimistic and hopeful when nothing in that movie resembles the world I’m living in. That doesn’t make me optimistic and hopeful, that makes me depressed.’ -Ramin Bahrani
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Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Don’t get duped by it’s above average Imdb ratings, the film is yet another proof of mediocre paranormal spooky entertainment that we all have watched up to our tolerance level. The plot is about a boy who became a victimised soul in a haunted house and so shifting the home won’t work for the family. So in order to get rid of the evil spirit, one has to do mumbo-jumbo. Who else than daddy dear to visit the other world to get his kid back. Oops, the dad too has his own ghost of past unknown! The film scored zilch in performances, Director James Wan, who made first ‘Saw’ kept the horror show running with loud background score, the lousy supernatral spirits but nothing works to rate it above average.
Quite a disappointing affair…strictly avoidable.
Sunday, July 3, 2011
Another matchless brooding dark drama by Bong Joon Wo, portraying the impulsive and intimate relationship shared between a mother and a son. The film has one of the absolutely intense and brilliant acts of mother I’ve ever seen on screen. Bow down my head to the performance of Kim-Hye-Ja; so breathing natural. She’s the poignant poetry on screen. Bong called her ‘the spiritual mother of
Now the way Bong played juggling game with the retarded boy’s memory is both surprising and shocking in moments. He kept the mystery and thrill taut with element of Hitchcokian summersault and at the same time kept intact the fine intensity of dark human drama about crime and guilt; where height of possessive love breeds crime, no matter how sane or mature you’re! It has beautiful beginning and has unforgettable ending that gives me goose bump. How better the world would be if we’re able to remove those unwanted dark memories from our lives? What a poetic ending! It would be more appropriate to title it 'Memories of Murder', isn't it? High quality of cinematography and editing is almost taken for granted when you’re watching Korean cinema. It is educating to learn how personal in style and vision these Korean filmmakers are and still they keep intact their particular culture compared to crass commercialized
Bong surely deserves salute but it's the character and the irreplaceable performance by Kim-Hye-Ja that deserves standing ovation.
Friday, July 1, 2011
“It’s like an obsession with me. I like putting these characters in impossible situations that they can’t deal with. That’s what makes powerful drama, when you’ve a superhero going for a mission, the outcome is too predictable. If you’ve seen my films, whether it’s these losers going against a serial killer or against a creature, it’s the same structure. I think through these characters I can differentiate myself from
– Bong Joon Ho
I’m ending up watching one of the brilliant and emotionally uncompromising mystery thriller which forces the viewers to think hard about its genre. Though it’s a murder mystery based on
After a decade or so, Korean cinema has set his own standards and made it’s own mark and identity against
Kudos to Bong Joon Ho…I’m so desperate watch his ‘Mother’ and lesser known ‘Barking Dogs Never Bite’.