Friday, 5 June 2015

A Film Review.

Mercifully, a short one:

I watched a South Korean film last night called A Tale of Two Sisters. It’s billed as horror, but I would say it’s more of a psychological drama. That much was evident even before the surprise denouement.

On the plus side the atmosphere and character acting are both superb. On the minus side the shock breaks are predictable and the sound effects (squeaky tap heads, creaky door hinges, hollow footsteps etc) are badly overdone. Overall, I would say the good outweighs the bad by quite some margin.

So was it one of those films that stayed with me into the following day? Yes, and that has to be as good a recommendation as any.

World cinema is a gold mine, you know. Much of it knocks most of what Hollywood has to offer into a cocked hat.

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