Tag Archives: Thriller

I Care a Lot (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): Another deliciously devious turn by Rosamund Pike

The heroine of “I Care a Lot”, which is released in South Korean theaters on this Friday instead of being released on Netflix or Amazon Prime in several other countries including US, is a nasty piece of work. As an … Continue reading

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Promising Young Woman (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): Avenging Young Woman

“Promising Young Woman” is a darkly curious mix of comedy and noir thriller which will surely disturb you for good reasons. The movie is rather uneven and disjointed at times in handling relevant gender issues, and I still have some … Continue reading

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I’m Your Woman (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): She is on her own now – with a baby

“I’m Your Woman”, which was released on Amazon Prime a few weeks ago, is an interesting genre variation to be savored for a number of good reasons. The movie may not surprise you much on the whole as dryly and … Continue reading

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Call (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): Sorry, Right Number

South Korean film “Call”, which was initially supposed be to be released in South Korean theaters early in this year but eventually got released on Netflix two days ago, is an increasingly tense and chilling thriller film coupled with a … Continue reading

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Run (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): A little thriller set between mother and daughter

You probably should know nothing at all before watching “Run”, a little thriller film which turns out to be quite smarter than it seems on the surface. Right from its very first scene, you will come to have a pretty … Continue reading

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Diva (2020) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): A diver on the brink of madness

South Korean film “Diva” is a little psychological thriller packed with conflicting emotions between two different young female athletes. Although sometimes feeling a bit too conventional and predictable as reminiscent of many other similar genre films ranging from “Repulsion” (1965) … Continue reading

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Deliver Us From Evil (2019) ☆☆(2/4): Deliver Me From Mediocrity

South Korean film “Deliver Us From Evil” brings almost nothing to its genre territory without enough sense of fun or entertainment. Despite lots of efforts put into the screen, the overall result is so flat and pedestrian that I quickly … Continue reading

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1BR (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): Trapped in a deadly neighborhood

“1BR” is a little devious horror thriller film which pushes its modest story idea a bit more than I expected. While initially reminiscent of several other similar horror films including Roman Polanski’s “The Tenant” (1976), the movie gives us a … Continue reading

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Steel Rain 2: Summit (2020) ☆☆(2/4): A jumbled South Korean geopolitical thriller

South Korean film “Steel Rain 2: Summit”, which is a sort of retread instead of being a direct sequel to “Steel Rain” (2017), a jumbled geopolitical thriller which tries too many things at once. While it strives to maintain its … Continue reading

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Steel Rain (2017) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): A race against another Korean war

South Korean film “Steel Rain”, which I somehow missed when it was released in South Korean theaters around the end of 2017, is so fast, efficient, and urgent during its first half that it let me down during its middling … Continue reading

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