Asian Film Vault

Asian Film Vault is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Panos Kotzathanasis
Rating Title/Year Author
() Panos Kotzathanasis "A Water Mill" is a great film that mages to communicate its significant messages through a very entertaining story, and, in the process, to highlight the great job done by Lee Man-hee-I, the cast and the crew. EDIT
Posted Apr 28, 2019
The Priests (2015) Panos Kotzathanasis The general acting of the two protagonists, along with this last part make for a film actually worth watching, since the ending can make someone forget the first part. EDIT
Posted Apr 6, 2019
Goksung (2016) Panos Kotzathanasis Na Hong-jin directs and pens an agonizing thriller, building the tension gradually as the story progresses, until the utterly shocking finale, which is, probably, the film's greatest sequence. EDIT
Posted Apr 6, 2019
Sweet Bean (2015) Panos Kotzathanasis Although "Sweet Bean" does not succeed fully in examining the issues it presents, it is, nevertheless, a film of extreme beauty, which will definitely entice the audience senses, and particularly the appetite. EDIT
Posted Apr 6, 2019
Parallel Life (2010) Panos Kotzathanasis Despite the aforementioned, "Parallel Life" is a very entertaining thriller that retains the interest up to the last minute through elaborate direction and impressive cinematic technique. EDIT
Posted Apr 6, 2019
Baby Beside Me (Agiwa na) (2017) Panos Kotzathanasis "Baby Beside Me" is a very interesting film that presents a different take on a very serious issue, and a great specimen of contemporary S. Korean cinema, as it benefits the most from its direction and the protagonist's acting. EDIT
Posted Jan 8, 2019
Ditto (2000) Panos Kotzathanasis Overall, "Ditto" is a well shot melodrama, with all the pros and cons the genre entails. However, it stands apart from the plethora of similar S. Korean productions due to its script. EDIT
Posted Jan 6, 2019
Journalist (2015) Panos Kotzathanasis Roh Deok directs and pens a film that starts as a comedy of sorts, regarding the way the news media and particularly the reporters and their bosses' function but eventually becomes an agonizing thriller EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2018
Whistle Blower (2014) Panos Kotzathanasis Yim Soon-rye manages to present a number of social comments, as he also brings out the details of an actual case that held public interest. In that aspect he retains a pace that allows the story to move forward constantly even from the introductory scene EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2018