Thinking About US and Horror Noire

For most of my life I’ve been drawn in by horror and everything it entails. I love the intensity behind it and the layers – horror is really fucking smart. Pretty much all of the time, the plots are reflective of some political, social or economic commentary or theme whether that includes racism, sexism, socioeconomic …

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Burning (2018): A Slow and Steady Wildfire

Burning (2018) is a South Korean psychological thriller directed by Lee Chang-dong, starring Yoo Ah-in (Lee Jong-su), Steven Yeun (Ben), and Jeon Jong-seo (Shin Hae-mi). This was a pleasant surprise. It’s a slow burn (pun not intended) but a worthy one for the ending alone. The tension is one thing, but the narrative of masculinity …

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