Gwoemul (2006)
Film / Horror / Science Fiction

Gwoemul (2006)

This wild Korean monster movie from Bong Joon-ho (Salinui chueok/Memories of Murder (2003), Namgeuk-ilgi/Antarctic Journal (2005), Snowpiercer (2013)), known in English language territories as The Host, deftly mixes humour and giant monster mayhem as it pits the residents of Seoul against a mutant tadpole that emerges from the Han River after feeding on discarded formaldehyde … Continue reading

Nine Lives (2002)
Film / Horror

Nine Lives (2002)

Optimistically initially promoted as “Peter’s Friends meets The Others“, it was not asking too much to expect Nine Lives to at least be a serviceable, old fashioned ghost story. Instead, it’s a badly acted tale of a group of deeply unlikeable 20-somethings being possessed by a vengeful spirit in a bog-standard slasher movie setting. The … Continue reading

Sherlock Holmes (2009)
Fantasy / Film

Sherlock Holmes (2009)

In 2009, Robert Downey Jr, sporting a convincing enough English accent, played a genius Victorian-era detective with a love of pugilism, a ruthless adherence to logic and a faithful sidekick named Dr John Watson (Jude Law). The script insists that Downey’s character is named Sherlock Holmes though he’s quite unlike any Holmes that most viewers … Continue reading