Mother (2009) – Joon-ho Bong

The next film on the What Else to Watch list following my screening of Oldboy for DK Canada’s The Movie Book is this Korean thriller that features a stellar performance by Hye-ja Kim as the titular, Mother. Living with her son, Do-joon (Won Bin), a slightlu challenged young man, Mother prepares medicines, and performs acupuncture…

The Running Man (1982) – Stephen King as Richard Bachman

Despite being a fan of the 87 Schwarzenegger flick, I’d never read the original source material, so being long past due, I dug into it and was delighted to find that the novel was a completely different experience, and worthy of a cinematic adaptation in its own right. Ben Richards lives in the slums, a…

Doctor Who (Matt Smith) – Night Terrors, and The Girl Who Waited

After all the heavy stuff of the past few episodes it’s time for the TARDIS to encounter something that is just plain spooky and doesn’t have the weight of the universe on it. Consequently Mark Gatiss penned this episode, based on his fear of  dolls. The episode first aired 3 September, 2011. The Doctor (Smith), Amy…

Street Angel (1928) – Frank Borzage

The next film on the What Else to Watch list following the recommendation of Murnau’s Sunrise in DK Book’s engaging and informative The Movie Book is Street Angel from 1928. Set in Naples, Janet Gaynor plays Angela, a young woman turned prostitute to pay her rent. Trouble rears its head though when she is arrested…

The Knick – Season 1

  HBO, in conjunction with Cinemax, have done it again. Director Steven Soderbergh puts Clive Owen as Doctor John W. Thackery through his paces in this series created by Jack Amiel and Michael Begler. Now before you ponder the question of why, oh why, we would need yet another medical drama, take a look at the…

Hot Docs: Remote Area Medical – Jeff Reichert & Farihah Zaman

Scotiabank played host to a heartbreaking presentation of this beautiful film that shows the terrible state of medicine in the United States and its practice. Remote Are Medical, created by Stan Brock (who seems to travel everywhere by bike), was established to bring doctors to the Amazon. Recent times however, have necessitated them to bring more work…

Saving Hope

  I just watched this week’s episode of the new medical drama with a supernatural twist, Saving Hope, last night, and I’m feeling the need to say just how much I am enjoying this show so far!  We’ve only just had 2 episodes to savour, but I find that I am already emotionally invested in…