Its been a while since I did this but here’s the lowdown on your Kpop favorites this week.

All in all, I was impressed by the way Parasite unpeeled its layers. It made use of classic filmmaking techniques to deliver an amazing piece of cinema that served up something new. A twist within a twist. Scary, exciting, entertaining and unpredictable, it had everything going for it – a great story, a strong cast, on point execution. The rest is gravy.

All in all, The Wailing’s main intention was to shock and scare audiences into the various forms evil can take. It compels audiences to explore their own hearts and evaluate what extent they could go to protect someone dear. It took two and a half hours of uncertainty to spring a final surprise on the audience but I felt like it was a futile effort given that the film demolished its central character so effectively that he deserved his ultimate tragic end. To say that I was disappointed in the film would be a major, major understatement. I would like to give myself a pat on the back though for finishing it until the end no matter how many tries it took. That’s commitment for you. 

All in all, “Svaha: The Sixth Finger” was far from extraordinary. It was not scary. It was not thought-provoking. It was boring, but it did touch on the very real issue of religious fanaticism, which is present in all types of religion, left unchecked. It was a movie that technically did everything right but failed on the level that it did not evoke much of an impact given the material it covered. Sometimes, talking above an audience’s head takes its toll and it took its toll for this movie, big time. For me, at least.