Today’s flick has been compared favourably to such masterworks as Pan’s Labyrinth and A Tale of Two Sisters, and while I haven’t seen the former yet (I know! I’ll get to it soon, I swear), I can certainly vouch for the latter.
After a couple of weeks in the West it is time to head back east for a proper taste of the wacky; this time, South Korea. Ah, South Korea. You guys are awesome.
We’re back to subtitles for this week’s weirdness. Not Asia though; join me as I journey to the beautiful city of Moscow and watch a flick about a flying car.
The Olympics are off to a fantastic start down in London – or so I hear – but up here in Edinburgh it is still movie season.
Welcome to a new occasionally regular feature here at 5-Word, that I’m calling Andy Finally Watches Movies He Really Should Have Seen By Now. There are a lot of movies that you might be surprised to learn Andy hasn’t watched yet, so this occasionally regular column will give him the excuse to finally watch movies he really should have, um, you know, seen by now.
You all know what to expect on a Sunday by now, and this week is no exception. It’s back to Asia this time, but we’re stopping in Thailand for a change. This movie’s original Thai name translates as 13 Beloved, but when it made it to the West distributors probably thought people would be expecting some sort of paedophile story. Hence the rather swift rebranding to…
I spent this entire movie giggling like an idiot, and I still haven’t stopped.
Does that say Day 183? That’s right folks, today I hit the halfway point of this year-long insomnia kick. Humpday. It’s all downhill from here. There is actually a movie called Humpday that I might have chosen to review today had the idea occurred to me more than five seconds ago, but instead I give you a French zombie flick. You’re welcome.
Things were a bit quiet on the festival front today, seeing as how it was Sunday and all, so I decided to take a trip back in time. Today’s film is one that premiered here at the EIFF in 2009, though unfortunately I had to wait three years to see it.