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Review - The Handmaiden (Director's Cut)

*This review will contain spoilers for ‘The Handmaiden.’ I usually avoid any and all spoilers, but with this film it is just too difficult to write a review and not go into greater detail about particular plot points or character revelations. 1,396 more words


The Handmaiden: Director's Cut


The term ‘masterpiece’ is often used but I’ve rarely seen a film more deserving of that word that Park Chan-wook’s The Handmaiden. It’s a sumptuous, sensual and occasionally audacious slice of melodrama, a loose adaptation of Sarah Water’s novel, … 436 more words


Filmas: Tarnaitė / The Handmaiden / Ah-ga-ssi (2016)

Šį filmą senokai jau buvau nusižiūrėjęs, bet kažkur sąraše gulėjo ir tiek. O dabar, kai jį rodo ir per “Kino pavasarį” ir šiaip mačiau berods Delfi gerus atsiliepimus, nutariau pagaliau pažiūrėti. 471 more words


아가씨 | The Handmaiden (2016)

After sitting dormant for the past two or three years, Cinema of South Korea returns on the global stage with the genre it does better than anyone else on the planet and makes a splash that’s big enough to send ripples through the world of filmmaking once again. 619 more words

Film Review

Rakkautta & Anarkiaa 2016 - part IV

My final day at the festival. The festival itself ended a day later and I thought about attending, but juggling work, family and the festival takes its toll, so I’m happy in the end that I didn’t. 1,328 more words


Asia take 3 - Korean, genre defining 'revenge-thriller'

Oldboy – Chan-wook Park (2003)

In leaving the western/mid Asian areas, this blog will tell a whole different story. Miles from the oppression of Turkish women in ‘Mustang’ and the familial/cultural tensions in ‘A Separation’, Oldboy emphasises the vast variety of cultures present in the Asian continent. 853 more words