Walk Up

Walk Up (2022)

Walk Up screened at the London Korean Film Festival 2023. This is a transcript of my onstage introduction. Since his debut feature The Day a Pig Fell into the Well came out back in 1996, polyhyphenate filmmaker Hong Sang-soo has become a darling of Korea’s indie scene. It can be hard to keep up with…

Deerskin

Deerskin (Le Daim) (2019)

Deerskin (Le Daim) first published by Movies on Weekends “The real subject of the film is the jacket. Or rather, your jacket. Or rather, the fact that we all hide behind a shell to protect us from the outside world.” Bar waitress and amateur film editor Denise (Adèle Haenel) addresses these words to Georges (Jean…

Reeves

The Magnificent Obsession of Michael Reeves (2019)

The Magnificent Obsession of Michael Reeves first published by SciFiNow British filmmaker Michael Reeves will always be associated with youth, not just because he had already directed three films – two of which were very good – by the time he was 24, but also because he died of an accidental overdose in 1969, aged…