Movies You Might Not Have Heard Of But Should Watch Cos They're Good

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TedMaul posted this 18 June 2016

SuperMikey posted this 18 June 2016 - Last edited 18 June 2016

I'll take this opportunity to be all edgy and cool and recommend some Korean films:

I Saw The Devil - Super bloody revenge flick, a secret agent repeatedly captures, tortures and releases the man who murdered his fiance.
The Man From Nowhere - A man fights to protect his only friend from violent gangsters. Very slick and well made film.
Memories of Murder - One detective from Seoul and a bunch of bumpkin police officers must solve a shocking murder case. Aesthetically stunning film and one which perfectly sums up Korean cinema for me - flitting between brutally violent and darkly humorous with ease.

TedMaul posted this 18 June 2016

Thanks for the recommendations laughing

SuperMikey posted this 19 June 2016

You're welcome! I enjoyed all of those films immensely and not many people may think to look to Korean cinema for quality like that. There are some incredibly talented directors and writers in Korean cinema that are making some very good films. Here's a breakdown from Memories of Murder!

TedMaul posted this 19 June 2016

Hey smile  You live in South Korea? Or just have an interest in cinema

SuperMikey posted this 19 June 2016

Live in Edinburgh, watched Oldboy and loved it so sought out more!

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gavstar posted this 21 June 2016

Anyone seen 'Super' with Rainn Wilson and Kevin Bacon? Sorry Bearsy it is capeshit, but good capeshit lou_wink2

 

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Won Ton posted this 21 June 2016

Originally posted by TedMaul

 

 Great taste. His cinematography is about the only thing that makes Skyfall worth watching. The Man Who Wasn't There is probably my favourite film he's shot.

Won Ton posted this 21 June 2016

Originally posted by SuperMikey

I'll take this opportunity to be all edgy and cool and recommend some Korean films:

I Saw The Devil - Super bloody revenge flick, a secret agent repeatedly captures, tortures and releases the man who murdered his fiance.
The Man From Nowhere - A man fights to protect his only friend from violent gangsters. Very slick and well made film.
Memories of Murder - One detective from Seoul and a bunch of bumpkin police officers must solve a shocking murder case. Aesthetically stunning film and one which perfectly sums up Korean cinema for me - flitting between brutally violent and darkly humorous with ease.

 Mother, by the same director as Memories of Murder is also very good.