Reviews Tagged with 2000s - Page 8

Noriko's Dinner Table (Noriko no shokutaku) (2005)

The family that eats together stays together.
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Noriko's Dinner Table (Noriko no shokutaku) - The family that eats together stays together.

My first impression of Sion Sono's work came via the insanely creative Suicide Club, a film which revolved around the presence of an online cult which compelled its members to off themselves; Noriko's Dinner Table (Noriko no shokutaku), made four years later, fits around the time and events of the earlier film, most notably the mass suicide at Shin... Click to read more "Noriko's Dinner Table (Noriko no shokutaku)"

Oldboy (Oldeuboi) (2003)

15 years of imprisonment, five days of vengeance.
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Pazuzu Iscariot

Oldboy - 15 years of imprisonment, five days of vengeance

Second in Park Chan-wook's Vengeance Trilogy is the intense and emotional excursion through the imprisonment of Oh Dae-su (Min-sik Choi) in Oldboy. The movie depicts an intricately complex vengeance plot that carefully reveals it's intricacies as the movie progresses, circumspectly explaining the reasons for Oh Dae-su's seemingly harsh treatment at... Click to read more "Oldboy (Oldeuboi)"

Pyrokinesis AKA Crossfire (Kurosufaia) (2000)

Fire is another emotion.
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Pazuzu Iscariot

Pyrokinesis AKA Crossfire (Kurosufaia) - Fire is Another Emotion

From the offset it is quite apparent that the heroine in Shusuke Kaneko's Pyrokinesis AKA Crossfire (Kurosufaia) is going to go out with a bang, and not the kind of bang that a female in a snuff flick goes out with but the kind of bang that is likely to appear in a generic action movie either just before or just after the obligatory fist-fight betw... Click to read more "Pyrokinesis AKA Crossfire (Kurosufaia)"

R-Point (Arpointeu) (2004)

Su-chang Kong's supernatural war horror.
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Pazuzu Iscariot

R-Point - Su-chang Kong's Supernatural War Horror

R-Point is a supernatural horror movie from South Korea set in Vietnam War surroundings (and filmed in Cambodia). As is common in K-Horror the movie is much darker than its Japanese counterparts and, although the movie is quite low on gore and the scares are quite subtle, the overall eeriness of the whole experience is quite intense. The movie star... Click to read more "R-Point (Arpointeu)"

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