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The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

The Life Aquatic becomes more dear and more impressive the more you learn about it —Marty Mapes (DVD review...)

Murray lives the Life Aquatic

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Ki-duk Kim

  • Moebius (2014)

    Kim draws a Moebius strip Review by Marty Mapes: A wrenching tragedy from Kim Ki-duk, with an audience appeal of nearly zero

  • Pieta (2012)

    Kim Ki-duk's Pieta weeps blood Review by Marty Mapes: Wrenching Oedipal tragedy not for the casual viewer

    Review by Robert Denerstein: No comfort in this Pieta

  • Arirang (2011)

    Kim Ki-duk lets himself go Review by Marty Mapes: A self-indulgent personal-therapy home movie? Or is there something more?

  • 3-Iron (2005)

    Lee and Hee steal a kiss in 3-Iron Review by Marty Mapes: More art than entertainment, in that it requires an audience to complete it

  • Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter… and Spring (2004)

    Kim Ki-duk shares all five season Review by Marty Mapes: As the Buddhists might say, you have to experience it firsthand; reading about it is not enough