Category: Cinema Around the World

Man on High Heels Stumbles on a Fine Line

I don’t know how to feel about Man on High Heels. Not because it has the complexity of a Silence or the mystery of a Mulholland Dr. but because it breaks new ground, and I’m not sure it does so in the right way. One paragraph in and a good time to back up: Man on High Heels, or High Heel (하이힐), is a 2014 South Korean movie that no one really talked about. It tells the story of a police detective with a penchant for flashily beating up criminals, Yoon Ji-wook, who wants to put one more crime...

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Happy Australia Day from Audiences Everywhere – Our Seven Favorite Aussie Films

Today is Australia Day, and to celebrate here at Audiences Everywhere, I asked the non-Australia based writers to write about their favourite movies from Down Under. Australia Day celebrates the arrival of the First Fleet from Great Britain to these shores. It is also known as Invasion Day and seen as a day of mourning for the destruction wrought by the arrival of the First Fleet from Great Britain upon the indigenous cultures who already inhabited these lands. Today in Australia, it will be a day of BBQs, parties, protests, and conversations about #ChangetheDate. It’s also a chance for...

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Demon Takes Effort to See Through the Darkness

Overview: On the eve of his wedding, a man discovers a secret that once kept to himself possesses his mind and body. The Orchard; 2015; Rated R; 94 minutes. Tragedy: Any viewing of Demon comes with extra weight when one considers the tragic suicide of its director, Marcin Wrona. The director himself called the atmosphere of the film “suicidal” and took his own life at a film festival where Demon screened. This fact adds to the already-chilling atmosphere of Swierze Górne, Poland, a small village awash in browns and greys and saturated in a heavy fog. Peter (Itay Tiran)...

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20 Horror Movies from 20 Countries

Horror is thriving around the world and is enjoyed by people from every country. Some of the best is produced outside of North America, so sometimes it’s necessary to take a little trip to find something fresh and fun. Join us on a trip across the map (from East to West) with 20 horror movies from 20 countries – there’s something for everyone here no matter what kind of fear you prefer to indulge in. Australia: The Loved Ones (2009) Lola wants a prom date, and she’ll make you pay for turning her down. Not to be confused with...

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Mustang Is a Confident Theatrical Debut

Overview: Five sisters are placed under house arrest after their scandalous behaviour shocks their conservative guardians. CG Cinema; 2015; Rated PG-13; 97 minutes. History: First, a history lesson: Regular readers of these pages (and my devoted fan base) will know that I am an Englishman living in Australia. Prior to this, though, my wife and I lived in Istanbul for three years working as English teachers. We lived there during the Gezi Park uprising and had the experience of being tear-gassed by the police (spoilers: it is rubbish) and also seeing the people of Istanbul react to the corruption and...

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