Hot Blooded

Hot Blooded (Ddeu-geo-un pi) (2022)

Hot Blooded (Ddeu-geo-un pi), script of my on-stage introduction to its screening at the London Korean Film Festival, 2022 Cheon Myeong-kwan is a novelist and screenwriter. In the Nineties, he co-scripted Chang Gil-soo’s I Wish What is Forbidden To Me (1994) and Kim Eui-suk’s Gun and Gun (1995) and A Great Chinese Restaurant (1999). Then…


Sweetie, You Won’t Believe It (2020) at Fantasia

Sweetie, You Won’t Believe It (Zhanym, ty ne poverish) has its Canadian première on demand at Fantasia 2021 The opening sequence of Yernar Nurgaliyev’s Sweetie, You Won’t Believe It (Zhanym, ty ne poverish) shows Dastan (Danyar Alshinov) in a department store, browsing a copy of Steve Harvey’s Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man…


Clay’s Redemption (2020)

If genre is a playground, then often its most interesting activities take place at the perimeter fence or in the out-of-bounds areas. Here old tropes, relocated alongside – or even in – unrelated genres, are stripped of the usual context that defines their rules, and so enabled to take on new meanings and unexplored trajectories….


Revolver (2005)

Revolver first published by EyeforFilm, 19 May 2006 strap: Guy Ritchie’s Revolver resets the board of the gangster flick as both existential chess game and psychological/philosophical conundrum Like the main characters of his most recent film Revolver, it seems that Guy Ritchie is destined to be his own worst enemy. He exploded onto the scene…


The Stomach (2014)

First published by TwitchFilm [mild spoilers] “I just want to be empty,” Frank (Simon Meacock) tells his brother Tom (Ben Bishop). Wide-eyed, bearded Frank is at breaking point. Thanks to his freakish ability to become impregnated with the spirits of the deceased, he was born a medium between the living and the dead. As paying…