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The 9th London Korean Film Festival: Han Gong- ju Review

“Novice features helmer Lee Su-jin, also scripting and producing, delivers a stunningly misguided trauma-rape tale of overweening ambition and overextended premise”- Variety

In 2004, Korea was shocked by one of the country’s most horrific crimes of the 20th century, when three middle school and two high school girls were kidnapped from the city of Miryang and gang raped by more than 40 male pupils. 585 more words


Four Lions

Synopsis: A whip-smart, slapstick comedy, Chris Morris’ Four Lions takes aim at Jihadi suicide bombers and illuminates the war on terror through satire and farce. Follow five inept aspiring terrorists on their quest to strike a blow, and how they demonstrate that terrorism may be about ideology, but it can also be about idiots. 865 more words


Arabian Sights Film Fest-Washington, DC

Ghadi” Steals the Show at Washington, DC’s Arabian Sights Film Festival

The Arabian Sights Film Festival concluded its 19th season in Washington, DC last weekend with a sold-out last screening and a reception sponsored by the Algerian embassy.  1,531 more words

Arts & Culture

Force Majeure: Strong Wind Blows---Movie

If ever a family needed a vacation from their vacation, it is the “Force Majeure’s” Tomas’ and Ebba’s family. Written and directed by… 489 more words


'Black Book': an analysis of the party sequence

Black Book (d. Verhoeven, 2006) is a Dutch foreign film, revolving around a Dutch Jew who, after witnessing the brutal murder of her family, joins up with the Dutch Resistance, with an ultimate goal of seeking revenge against the Nazis. 907 more words


Review: The Tower, 2014, dir. Christian Schwochow

“Boy, has The Tower been put through the wringer in the last 6 years. It began its life as a novel in 2008; was translated into a two-part television event in 2012; and now has had both of those halves stitched together into a theatrical release for American theaters in 2014. 56 more words