Highest recommendations: My five-star reviews so far


  1. 10 Cloverfield Lane, a character-driven survival horror, abandoning monster movie convention for something closer to absurdist theatre.
  2. Sympathy for Mister Vengeance, the best film by Oldboy‘s Park Chan-wook, a frank (if stylised) depiction of¬†cyclical violence.
  3. Peppermint Candy, another excellent South Korean film, a personal and national tragedy told in reverse-chronological order.

And a bonus, if you want something that’s not so traumatic:¬†My Neighbour Totoro, an adorable Miyazaki classic. If you haven’t seen it, do.


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