The Poetry of Silence in “3-Iron”

3-Iron (Bin-jip) tells the story of a guy who spends his time breaking into and living in houses where he knows the owners are on vacation. He always cleans and tidies up the house, then leaves a token of appreciation behind. Inevitably he breaks into a house where someone is home, and I don’t want to say what happens next, but it’s magical. The director, Kim Ki-Duk, who directed one

Silence is Golden: “Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter… and Spring”

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter… and Spring is a movie that doesn’t rush to get to where it’s going: A Buddhist monk and his young apprentice live alone on a houseboat in the middle of a lake surrounded by hills and forest. They sweep the floor, they read, they meditate, they row a boat to shore where they pick wild herbs for making soups and teas. Then one day someone drops

Time, by Kim Ki-duk

I haven’t seen this film yet, and it’s highly unlikely to show up at a theatre in Newfoundland, but it is definitely on my list of must-see films. Kim Ki-duk is becoming one of my favourite directors. Here’s what James Berardinelli has to say about Time: Haunting and disturbing, Time is the kind of motion picture that gets under your skin and doesn’t let go. It lingers long after the