Mother is a gripping, splendidly acted, darkly suspenseful and beautifully shot murder mystery with a witty and unpredictable twist. Some ghostly, violent and guilt confronting scenes will send a chill down your spine. Joon-ho Bong, the director of the Host and Memories of Murder, never disappoints.
Kenji: 4.5 / 5
IMDB: 8.2 / 10
Rotten Tomatoes: 92 / 100
Thirst is a stylish, terrifying and sometimes romantic vampire story which is much better than Twilight because of its messages, cinematography and twist.
The film delivers a message that every human has desires and is a sinner. It also tells us, without god's help, humans are still able to atone for their crimes.
The love story is indeed quite romantic. His willingness to give blood to her means LOVE. The dating scenes with black humor also suit this vampire love story.
The sex scenes successfully capture humans' innate desires. Besides, the ghostly scenes not only add much eeriness and terror to the story, but also display the characters' guilt. The mahjong scenes are also shot skillfully to show everyone's personality and interaction.
Although Old Boy is still the director's best work in my opinion, Thirst, with food for thought, dazzling images and a concoction of dark humor, romance, terror, sex, religion, family, gore and vampires, is undoubtedly worth our support!
Kenji: 4 / 5
IMDB: 7.6 / 10
Rotten Tomatoes: 83% Positive
Metacritics: 72 / 100 Generally Favorable Reviews
魔幻聖誕頌 A Christmas Carol
I watched A Christmas Carol because of Robert Zemeckis, Director of Beowulf, The Polar Express and Cast Away and I left the cinema, feeling satisfied.
The movie is a heartwarming, entertaining and frightening journey in which a stingy old man looks back upon his past, understands his present and foresees the future. Although the story is a bit lecturing, we can feel the main character's change, thanks to Jim Carrey's excellent performance.
The images are beautifully rendered and the motions of the main characters are vividly captured. The Christmas atmosphere is also well created with the use of music and images.
However, what makes him a stingy man can be further developed. Besides, when chased by the horses, it is not convincing for an old man to run so fast.
On the whole, A Christmas Carol is a visually stunning christmas movie. 3.5 / 5
亡命巔峰 North Face
It is a realistic drama with a spectacular setting and some scenes of immense tension. The repeated contrast between a warm hotel lobby with luscious food and the freezing and dangerous North Face successfully highlight the hardship they face. However, the first half of the film developing the characters is too long and cannot serve the purpose. 4 / 5