On Netflix: Okja (2017) !

After seeing some of my friends recommending this film, I realised I had to watch it as soon as I could. “Meet Mija, a young girl who risks everything to prevent a powerful, multi-national company from kidnapping her best friend – a massive animal named Okja.” – IMBD page. Director: Bong Joon-ho (Snowpiercer, The Host, Memories…

아저씨 (Ajeossi/The Man from Nowhere), (2010)

Finally got around to see this! I love asian cinema because they push boundaries (visually and thematically) not often seen in western films, and this one did not disappoint. Korean title: 아저씨 Ajeossi English title: The Man from Nowhere Runtime: 1h 59 mins Country: South Korea Year: 2010 Director: Jeong-Beom Lee Cinematographer: Tae-Yoon Lee Editor: Sang-Beom…

Zombies from the Motherland!

First Look: Død Snø 2 (Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead) I didn’t really think the first film was that awesome… Yes, it was good to be Norwegian, but after hearing all these great things about it, I was a bit disappointed when i finally watched it.. I can’t remember exactly why at the moment,…

On Netflix: Paradise Now (2005)

Director: Hany Abu-Assad Language: Arabic and English Cast: Kais Nashif, Ali Suliman, Lubna Azabal Runtime: 90 mins So I skipped through the “critically acclaimed” films on Netflix and came across this Palestinian film from 2005. I found the plot description interesting and after IMDB-ing it, I saw it was nominated for an Oscar, and decided to give…