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Mama drama – Pieta review

By Simon Miraudo December 3, 2013 A vicious, torture-happy debt collector with some severe sexual peccadilloes is, erm, softened by the return of his estranged mother in Kim Ki-duk’s deeply unsettling Pieta (as we’re reminded by the opening credits, his eighteenth effort).Whether or not she’s actually of any relation to him is the pivot on […]

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The Top 10 Foreign Language Films of 2013

By Simon Miraudo December 2, 2013 December: for avid list-makers, it’s the cinematic equivalent of Thunderdome. (Hundreds of movies go in. Only one comes out.) We’ve spent the past eleven months reviewing 2013’s releases as fairly and thoughtfully as possible, but that veneer of considerate criticism will be dropped in favour of sweet, sweet chart-making. […]

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