MUBI reveals three documentaries about that most mysterious of extant countries: North Korea. G Clark examines each one in this mini movie marathon.
‘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…
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.
Our Korean New Wave Marathon continues with ‘A Tale of Two Sisters’, a fascinating supernatural horror film from director Kim Ji-woon.
Shiri, the first in our Korean Wave Cinema Series, blends genre and politics in a story of identity. It’s not the most auspicious Marathon starter, but it’ll do.
In our next Film Misery Movie Marathon, we look at one of the most interesting film movements in recent memory.
‘Roger & Me’ is a persuasive argument, not objective journalism, and Moore succeeds in making his case.
Errol Morris’s legendary documentary that spared a man’s life, forever changed the genre, and continues to move audiences as an audacious work of art.
Test your knowledge and see if you can guess the filmmaker based on their documentary subjects.
Barbara Kopple’s ‘Harlan County, USA’ pushes our Classic Docs Marathon right in to the dicey realm of advocacy filmmaking with deeply affecting results.