MUBI reveals three documentaries about that most mysterious of extant countries: North Korea. G Clark examines each one in this mini movie marathon.
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‘Crossing the Line’ examines the phenomenon of people defecting *to* North Korea, via the fascinating character of ex-US Army colonel James Dresnok.
Daniel Gordon’s ‘A State of Mind’ follows two girls as they prepare for the North Korean Mass Games—and delves deeply into the North Korean psyche.
‘The Red Chapel’ follows three Danish comedians as they attempt to subvert North Korea’s unstoppable propaganda machine. It does not go as they expect…
Morten Tyldum’s ‘Passengers’ dramatises a fascinating moral dilemma. Better than you might think, it eventually succumbs to some dull Hollywood conventions.
G Clark guides you through the twelve 2017 releases you should be drooling over in this personal list of his most anticipated upcoming films.
Though expertly acted by Michael Keaton et al., John Lee Hancock’s ‘The Founder’ is a fairly prosaic parable of the capitalist id run amok.
Josef von Sternberg’s ‘The Blue Angel’ made Marlene Dietrich an international superstar and features a great performance from Emil Jannings… but is only okay.
With a sweetly understated performance by Adam Driver, ‘Paterson’ is a wistful, poetic meditation by King of the Indies Jim Jarmusch—one of his best.
G Clark’s wrap-up for the wonderful Lone Wolf and Cub film series—one of the best, most consistently entertaining ever made.
The final film in the ‘Lone Wolf and Cub’ series, ‘White Heaven in Hell’ finds our hero facing off against his sworn enemy in an apocalyptic finale.
‘Baby Cart in the Land of Demons,’ the fifth chapter of the Lone Wolf and Cub saga, slows down the pace to allow for some great character moments.
The fourth entry in the ‘Lone Wolf and Cub’ series, ‘Baby Cart in Peril’ sees a new director shaking the style up—to varying degrees of success.
The third instalment in the Lone Wolf and Cub series, ‘Baby Cart to Hades,’ dials back the action but ramps up the suspense, making it the best entry yet.
‘Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart at the River Styx’ is a fantastic action picture, one of the best ever—sure to please action fans and Tarantino devotees.
‘Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance,’ the first in the series, offers a killer origin story and a parade of balletic violence.
The ‘Lone Wolf and Cub’ Movie Marathon kicks off with a review of ‘Shogun Assassin,’ a poetic, violent American remix of the first two films in the series.
G Clark embarks upon his most ambitious project yet: a series of Blind Spot essays focusing on the famous Lone Wolf and Cub series of samurai flicks.
G Clark finally sat down to watch Sam Peckinpah’s bloody western ‘The Wild Bunch.’ This may or may not have been a horrible mistake.
Martin Scorsese’s new film, ‘Silence,’ will transport you to a world you’ve never seen. Dense and difficult, but immensely rewarding—The Best Film of 2016.