Stoker

Comparisons have already been made between Korean director Park Chan Wook’s (Oldboy) work and the master of suspense Alfred Hitchcock, none more apparent that with his first English language Feature Stoker. With clear parallels between Hitch’s 1943 classic Shadow of a Doubt (both featuring an eerily charismatic Uncle Charlie who is not all he seems), … Continue reading

Rust and Bone

Judging from Jaques Audiard’s previous films, A Prophet and  The Beat My Heart Skipped, it would be unwise to go into Rust and Bone expecting lighter fare.  Ali (Matthias Schoenaerts), a bullish street fighter moves himself and his son from Belgium into his estranged sister’s garage in France hoping to make something of himself as a street … Continue reading