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Movie Review: Oldboy (2004)

OLDBOY BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLAPRIL 25, 2013 One of the most potent foreign films I’ve ever encountered, “Oldboy” is an epic story without the unneeded glitz and glamour of a Hollywood blockbuster. Park Chan-Wook tests the viewers’ endurance, putting his main character, Dae-Su, through challenges while touching on thick and heavy emotions that translate perfectly to the spectator. The epic feeling is achieved through masterful … Read More Movie Review: Oldboy (2004)

Quick Review: Sympathy For Mr. Vengenace (2002)

SYMPATHY FOR MR. VENGEANCE BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLFEBRUARY 27, 2013 More visual gore than warranted content, “Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance” takes the revenge thriller to strange heights. Often beautiful yet frequently gruesome, “Sympathy” is a Korean film that tells the story of Ryu (Shin Ha-Kyun) and his exploits after failing to donate a kidney to his sister. With a kidnap and many deaths later, the … Read More Quick Review: Sympathy For Mr. Vengenace (2002)