The new edition of Foreign Chops is up. This one is a tribute to one of my favorite film cultures, South Korea. Very few people participated, but the result was actually 16 posts covering 18 completely different South Korean films. I’ve never had a Foreign Chops without crossover before. That’s really cool. People who didn’t participate now have a very wide range of material to dig through and use as a tool to motivate them to see more Korean films.
Foreign Chops #17: South Korea
Forget everything you thought you knew about Room 237. Yes, technically it is a documentary that features fan theories about the true meaning of Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining. That’s the misdirection in the magic show. It’s really a real life horror film about film criticism, obsession, and twisting your perception of reality to come to terms with your pop culture idols not being everything you thought they were. I strongly encourage you to watch the film on Netflix when you get a chance. It’s really good. I actually think I should have given it a 5/5 at Man, I Love Films but I hesitated. If I hesitate before assigning a score, I grade down every time. So it’s a 4/5 there and possibly a 9/10 for our purposes at Sketchy Details.
Horror Thursday: Room 237