MONOS

2019 Director: Alejandro Landes Starring: Sofia Buenaventura, Julian Giraldo, Karen Quintero, Laura Castrillón, Deiby Rueda, Paul Cubides, Sneider Castro, Moises Arias, Julianne Nicholson, Wilson Salazar Words – Joe H. In the remote mountains of South America, a group of child soldiers occupy an almost hauntingly beautiful landscape. They are known as ‘MONOS’, and they are…

Oldboy

Director: Park Chan-wook Starring: Choi Min-sik, Kang Hye-jung, Yoo Ji-tae, Oh Dal-Su, Ji Dae-han Words – Nathan Scatcherd Oldboy has – in the fifteen years since its release – become one of the prime examples of ‘extreme’ Asian cinema to really be embraced by Western audiences. Part two of director Chan-wook’s ‘vengeance trilogy’ (preceded by…

Okja

2017 Director: Bong Joon-ho Starring: Seo-hyeon Ahn, Tilda Swinton, Paul Dano, Jake Gyllenhaal, Lily Collins, Steven Yeun, Giancarlo Esposito, Shirley Henderson Words: Joe H. Bong Joon-ho is a South Korean film director whose previous credits include the critically acclaimed films The Host, Snowpiercer and Mother, being known for creating features with a strong subject matter,…