Wednesday, 30 June 2010
Tuesday, 22 June 2010
Another asian horror remake, this time popular korean confusion-fest 'A Tale Of Two Sisters'.
An attempt has been made to maintain the subtlety of the original, whilst presenting the film in a more straightforward manner to reduce the level of confusion. The upshot of this is that it's a far more passable remake than most, the downside being that the twist is now nothing more than an explanation as to why the rest of the film is a catalogue of incongruencies.
Wednesday, 16 June 2010
Friday, 11 June 2010
As i watched the first half I was preparing myself to go on about how the painful Britishness totally botches the director's woeful attempts at an eerie atmosphere.
Then the first child died, closely followed by a sharp realisation that it wouldn't be the last, and my sneering cycnicism slowly melted into fascination and awe.
Saturday, 5 June 2010
Thursday, 3 June 2010
Wednesday, 2 June 2010
Like waking up in a morally dubious situation that can only get worse.
The film refuses to explain, judge or explore instead letting everything play out at it's own pace, allowing the idiosyncratic logic of proceedings to nudge it into ever more bizarre and uncomfortable territory.
I flinched twice at the end, even though I could see what was coming.