Hong Sang-soo’s Virgin Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors: A Review


I’ve always been very unsure about how I should approach the work of Hong Sang-soo because his style is something so hard to pinpoint, but it’s one that I know I need to see more of. It’s something that I just know that I need to see more of because something about it rings a peculiar bone within my own sensibilities that isn’t so easy to point right at. In a case like Virgin Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, what we do have at hand is one of his most intriguing narrative experiments to date; because the dry nature of his work finds itself working wonders within an equally fitting style and it makes every conversation feel meaningful.

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2017: A Year in Review

Another year is complete, but not without having talked about the wonderful experiences we’ve had at the cinemas. Together with the not-so-wonderful films. But alas, this has been an extraordinary year for films for the highlights still managed to stick their landing inside of our minds – and the inevitable “what about such and such?” will come but I will remind you that it would have been outright impossible for me to have been able to catch virtually every movie that had come out the previous year to make sure I wouldn’t forget other highlights that may not have made it.
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