The attempts to translate Haruki Murakami‘s prose into the cinematic language have so far mostly ended in spectacular disasters, or – in the best case – garnered mixed reviews, probably due to the specific style of the writer. But the fates have changed when Lee Chang-dong, the director of Poetry and Peppermint Candy, returned after 6 years of […]

Roma follows the story of Cleo (Yalitza Aparico), a young indigenous housekeeper working for a middle-class family in Mexico City during the early ‘70s. Partly based off Alfonso Cuarón’s own childhood, Roma is an ode to the woman who helped raise him. Reflecting on a perspective of his upbringing that is different to his own, […]

Sweet-tooth movies are never really given a chance in this world. Stories, where the majority of characters turn out attentive and kind, are blasted as unrealistic and impractical. While this may be true, this doesn’t mean such ‘fluffy’ films are devoid of meaning or not worth celebrating. Dumplin’ might not be the most creative of […]

What do you get when you combine the harsh, take-no-prisoners style of director Steve McQueen (Hunger, Shame, 12 Years a Slave) and a script that he co-wrote with Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl, Sharp Objects), an expert in writing screenplays that channel interesting female characters; a script that is based on a TV series, written by […]

Byeon Jun-seo is an eager young South Korean fashion model; with his energetic personality and with him always on the move, his career was probably meant to be. Whenever Jun-seo walks a runway, the level of excitement at the fashion show electrifies the air. Clothes-conscious and comfortable with whatever style the next season could bring, Byeon […]