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“What year is this?” – It’s 2017, and sorry David, Twin Peaks: The Return didn’t make my Top 10 Movies of the year

The big question that had to be discussed before I decided on my Top 10 films of 2016 was “what is the difference between a film and a movie?” Was there a distinction between the two? Does an art house film hold more weight than a popcorn flick? What if you enjoyed watching Captain America […]

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2016’s Top 10 “Movies” vs. 2016’s Top 10 “Films” or: “How I learned to stop worrying and love Batman v Superman”

December is an exciting month to be a movie lover, as the awards season moves into it’s final stretch and we eagerly anticipate the release of critics and bloggers “Top 10 movies” of the year.  I’m not a professional blogger, and I’m certainly not a professional critic, but I still mull over my viewings for […]

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Korean Movie Review – Pieta (피에타)

While Park Chan-wook (“Stoker,” 2013) and Kim Jee-woon (“The Last Stand,” 2013) might be the current directorial faces of Korean cinema after having made their Hollywood debuts, Kim Ki-duk is arguably the most critically acclaimed. Even if he hadn’t won awards at some of the world’s most prominent film festivals (including Cannes and Berlin), he […]

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Korean Movie Review – The City of Violence (짝패)

After watching the excellent “New World” (2013), I came to the realization that I might have to reeducate myself on the Korean gangster genre. In the last two years, Korea has produced some classics, so I decided to go back and take a look at some of the best-reviewed gangster films of the last decade. […]

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On the Scene at Jeonju Film Fest: AYOADE, EISENBERG SAVE BEST ‘TIL LAST

It seems only fitting that that my final review from the Jeonju International Film Festival is of “The Double,” which is the sophomore effort from British indie director Richard Ayoade and is loosely based on the eponymous Dostoevsky novel. With it being one of the hottest tickets at this year’s JIFF, I’ve definitely saved the […]

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