You are dying to watch a specific film for weeks. Trying to track a copy to watch. Failing. Not succeeding. You finally find a copy to watch, you are extremely happy. You watch the film. You are completely blown away. This is the experience I had with The Worthless (1982) by Mika Kaurismäki, the older brother of Aki Kaurismäki, and who many might consider to be the lesser filmmaker out of the two Finnish brothers. This was actually my first…
Kim Ki-duk you floored me, and not for the first time, and probably not for the last time. You accomplished something I thought would be impossible or at least not very likely, you made a film that became my favourite Korean film of all time. Burning, The Handmaiden, Memories of Murder and Parasite…. they all kneel before the undeniable beauty that is 3-Iron.
I just finished the film, so this is not the ideal time and place to be reviewing…
If there ever were a perfect film this might very well be it. There isn't a single flaw in this masterpiece. Everything from cinematography to performances are top notch. This is without a doubt one of the most thematically rich films I've ever seen. Now after second viewing Harakiri secures its place in my Top 10 favorite films of all time. I highly encourage everyone to see this definition of a masterpiece.
I watched my favorite comedy of all time at BFI Southbank with an introduction by actor Joe Thomas(The Inbetweeners, Fresh Meat). This was my first time seeing a film with an introduction, which was really cool. Seeing The Big Lebowski with packed crowd was an amazing experience, people laughed so hard that it was difficult to hear the dialogue. There were many people who hadn't see the film before, must have been great to see this for the first time at the cinema. For me, it was the sixth viewing and that number will significantly grow in the future.