‘Three…Extremes’: Quality Stuff (review)

Three short films by acclaimed Asian directors. “Dumplings” by Fruit Chan concerns an aging actress who finds a disturbing way to look more youthful. Park Chan-Wook’s “Cut” shows a director taken hostage in his own home; he’s given the option to either choke a child to death or watch as his wife’s fingers are beingContinue reading “‘Three…Extremes’: Quality Stuff (review)”

Whispering Corridors: Memento Mori is Heartfelt, Pensive, and Lovely (review)

Korean movie, the second in the Whispering Corridors series. Min-ah is a teenager at a girls’ school who finds a journal written by her classmates, couple Shi-eun and Hyo-shin. They love each other, but the pressure surrounding them doesn’t make anything easy. When their relationship ends in tragedy, no one at the school is safeContinue reading “Whispering Corridors: Memento Mori is Heartfelt, Pensive, and Lovely (review)”

‘Whispering Corridors’: High School is Terrifying (review)

Korean movie directed by Ky-heong Park, AKA Yeogo Goedam. According to its theatrical trailer, this is the movie that started the “Asian horror revolution” (now that’s a movement I can get behind!). Eun-young is a new teacher at the private girls’ school that she once graduated from. She’s haunted by the memory of her friendContinue reading “‘Whispering Corridors’: High School is Terrifying (review)”

‘Phone’: Eerie and Well-Made (review)

Korean movie, AKA Pon. Ji Won is a reporter who has just uncovered a sex scandal. Among her many difficulties are threatening phone calls, both from a man involved in the scandal and a ghost, who tends to make a screechy noise that either kills people or seriously disturbs them. Ji Won’s niece Young JuContinue reading “‘Phone’: Eerie and Well-Made (review)”