So the world’s pretty much ended, frozen into lifeless immobility after an attempt to regulate global warming went badly awry. But there’s this train which keeps circling the planet on a global rail network, endlessly speeding through the white...
The vampire myth experiences a religious epiphany.
MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: There are no halfway measures for Chan-wook Park. In the Korean auteur's latest movie, the blackly comic vampire tale Thirst, slurping, ravenous sucking sounds mark the letting of blood. There is nothing...
Cop/horror hybrid only hints at possibilities.
HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: If there is one thing Asian films do well, it’s genre hybrids. Perhaps, because genre traditions are primarily an outgrowth of the American cinema, the Asian approach tends to be less reverential about what...
A step up for the Korean cops genre.
The detective buddy movie has long been a staple in Korean cinema. In the early 1990s, the Two Cops series featuring Park Joong-hoon was launched to huge acclaim at the Korean box office. Korean crime fighters have been duking it out with crooks,...