Reviews

‘Perfect Number’ (2012) Dir. Bang Eun-jin

    It is indeed one rare, extraordinary feeling to accidentally stumble across an outstanding cinematic experience, an absolutely astonishing piece of cinema such as ‘Perfect Number’. Bang Eun-jin’s flawlessly balanced blend of superb performances and honest reality conceals unpredictable […]

A Brief History of Spanish Horror Cinema

         I’ve been a fan of the horror genre for years, since I first snuck the 2008 remake of ‘The Hills Have Eyes’ out of my house and over to a friends’, innocently disguised in a kids […]

Turkish Drama on Arab Television: Reasons for the Continuing Success

  The two Turkish series that heralded the success of Turkish drama on Arab television are Ihlamurlar Altinda (Under the Linden Trees) [Kanal D, 2005] and Gumus (Silver) [Kanal D, 2005], being translated to Arabic as Sanawat Aldayaa (The Lost […]

‘The Front Line’ as a Symbolic Text

   Like any literary text, “The Front Line”1 offers a symbolic narrative canvas fraught with cultural and political histories and contradictions. This movie stops at one of the critical moments in the course of South-North Korean military conflict; a final […]

A Review of “Intouchables”- Post Racial Pablum or Psychobabble. You Decide.

 A Review of “Intouchables”- Post Racial Pablum or Psychobabble. You Decide.   What could be more entertaining than spending an hour or two immersed in the light and lively tale of an unlikely “Odd Couple?” “Intouchables” is the story of […]

International Cinema Day 2012

  On 28 December 2012, the history of motion pictures celebrated twenty-seven years from the first ever commercial film screening. In 1985, French brothers Auguste and Louis Lumiére gathered a cinema audience for the first time and charged an admission […]

The Process of Film Production

  Film Production is the process of creating and distributing a film, and it involves three main stages; pre-production, production and post-production, all of which are equally important to the successful creation of a film.   Pre-production involves the initial […]

FAR EAST FILM FESTIVAL 16 (2014)

April 25th/May 3rd 2014 – Udine – Teatro Nuovo & Visionario    FEFF 16: THE AUDIENCE PRIZES JAPAN   The Eternal Zero by Yamazaki Takashi wins the 2014 Golden Mulberry. Podium results for The Attorney and Philippine Barber’s Tale. The sixteenth edition wraps up […]

A Wonderful Journey in Motion

        A Wonderful Journey in Motion One of the most vivid parts domineering in the 21st century is the motion picture film – nowadays produced with a combination of technologically evolved machinery, capable of creating complicated effects and […]

Dong-hyuk’s ‘Silenced’ (2011): Mute Resistance in The Age of New Media

 Dong-hyuk’s ‘Silenced’ (2011): Mute Resistance in The Age of New Media Hwang Dong-Hyuk’s Silenced is based on Kong Ji-Young’s novel  ‘Dokani’ (2009), which was  inspired by a true story. Silenced is telling us about a young appointed teacher from Seoul, Kang In-ho, taking his […]