World War Z
The Bling Ring
Jack the Giant Slayer
21 And Over
Artful and engrossing, but the hero's insolent silences get to be a pain.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Raises questions that are more frustrating than provocative.
| Original Score: 2/4
Moves from a strangely spiritual reality to a really strange spirituality -- and leaves its best parts behind.
| Original Score: 2/4
The attention Kim pays to the spirit world is obsessive and alluring, but his view of flesh-and-blood women and victimhood is still a problem.
The change in tone, from swiftly destabilizing drama to outright fantasy, feels less like Kim provocatively switching gears, and more like he's painted himself into a corner.
As repellent and repellently opportunistic a piece of work as the various shock-horror provocations that helped to launch [Ki-Duk's] worrisome career.
I was bored half to death by it.
What is meant to be profoundly puzzling can start to seem just theatrically silly.
It's really a point of departure, though, toward bloodier precincts.
The quirkiness does get a little tiresome, even though director Kim Ki-duk and cinematographer Jang Seung-beck are able to capture some eerily beautiful images.
This Korean import boasts good performances and lovely imagery, but it all feels a bit gimmicky.
| Original Score: B-
Wings of Desire ... in reverse
| Original Score: A
This enigmatic and in some ways maddening motion picture has the power to haunt every viewer it reaches.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
You realize that you've been more hypnotized than intellectually involved. The movie is nothing like a think piece, just a clever diversion, like a glossy action movie.
| Original Score: 3/4
A lovely and sublime romantic drama; sometimes strange, but always riveting
| Original Score: 8/10
Their speechlessness gives this love story a ghostly, unsettling vibe, depriving us of a key way we usually get to know movie characters.
3-Iron matches apparent simplicity to a beguiling inscrutability and ends with the most beautifully bizarre menage a trois to have been seen since Takashi Miike's Gozu.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
...μεθυστικοί ρυθμοί και εκκωφαντικές σιωπές...
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Captures raw realities about modern life while telling a genuinely touching romance using virtually no dialog.
| Original Score: 4/5