Ides

“It's overlong and the pacing suffers from the unwieldy run time”. Wendy Ide on Mother (Now screening at Picturehouse and ICA). I'm trying to think of a Korean film she actually likes # Keywords: Directors: Bong Joon-ho Other tags: Ides

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Korean films in Times 2008 chamber of horrors

by Philip Gowman 12 December 2008
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As is so often the case, London’s Times newspaper has a downer on Korean film.

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Times critic not impressed by Ha Ji-won

by Philip Gowman 11 March 2007
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The Duelist was released in cinemas on Friday. In a way, I wish I’d gone to see it in preference to Kim So-yong’s In Between Days as I was in the mood for something a bit unchallenging. I’ve yet to find anyone to say it’s a great film, but lots of people enjoy the visuals. […]

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If you’re going to trash a film in a British newspaper…

by Philip Gowman 20 June 2006
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… the least you can do is use British English. Mark Kermode’s strange review in the Observer of Fruit Chan’s full-length version of Dumplings (above) reveals a prissiness that I don’t expect of a reviewer. Cat III sleaze it is not. His comment raises the question of whether he has ever watched any Cat III […]

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