Monday, December 19, 2011

The 32 Best Films of 2011

32 – Gandu  

The boldest ever Indian film never made it to Indian theaters thanks to its sexually explicit imagery and hardcore language. But that didn’t stop it from making a splash in the festival circuit and garnering a huge cult. Irrespective of the gratuitous sex, Gandu is a genuinely great film with gorgeous black and white aesthetics, colorful hard edged Bangla rap and trippy plot points.

31 – Snowtown 

A violent, slow burn shocker, Snowtown is a devastating film based on the infamous ‘bodies in barrels’ murders in Australia, and is mesmerizing with its treatment of the subject material. Director Justin Kurzel presents a very unsettling outlook on how easily humanity can be bent to the will of an unscrupulous psychopath. Daniel Henshall is brilliant as John Bunting, the man who corrupted young men to murder their friends and families and profit from their welfare payments.  

30 - 13 Assassins

Takashi Miike takes a break from the dementia of Audition and Ichi the killer and delivers a good ol' fashioned Samurai extravaganza. The epic final hour of battle between the 13 assassins and an army of 200 makes up for the feeble character development in the preceding hour. One scene featuring a bull set on fire and sent hurtling towards the enemy is a sheer classic.

29 – Beginners 

Beginners is a sweet, emotionally resonant film.  Christopher Plummer stars as a gay man who has come out of the closet after the death of his wife of 45 years, and hopes to make the most out of the time he has left on earth. Ewan McGregor is excellent as the son who must come to terms with his dad’s revelation. Director Mike Mills does away with clichés in this charming comedy, and the father-son bonding in the film makes for one of the most rewarding cinema experiences of the year. 

28 - We Are What We Are

The best horror film of the year, We Are What We Are is a morbidly beguiling story of a Mexican family with a dark, horrifying secret. The film effortlessly blends dread, drama and black comedy and is actually a great social commentary hidden beneath its gruesome casing.

27 - Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol 

The only true Hollywood blockbuster of the year, Ghost Protocol is a bombastic fourth entry to the sagging franchise. Brad Bird makes a snazzy live action debut and offers us stunning desert storm chases, white knuckle fight scenes, dizzying jumps and even Pixar-esque comedy – all in incredible IMAX. The Burj Khalifa scene itself is worth the price of admission. 

26 - Michael 

The Austrian film Michael is alarming not because of its subject matter of a man keeping a child locked in his basement, but because how subtle it is. Director Markus Schleiner forgoes the gimmicky musical cues and shock scenes and presents the movie in a vanilla context, making the twisted situation both credible and emotionally involving. Michael Fuith as the lead delivers a phenomenally creepy performance, and it all becomes all the more ominous knowing that the film is based on true events.

25 - The Skin I Live In

Pedro Almodóvar’s latest is a completely cuckoo and utterly entertaining film. Antonio Banderas stars as a crazy genius surgeon who has recently lost his wife and keeps a strange woman in his ‘test chamber’ for his experiments. The film doesn’t take itself too seriously, and a wicked twist during the mid section makes for a roguishly fascinating watch. 

24 - The Guard 

After Neil Mcdonagh’s hilarious In Bruges, Brendon Gleeson stars in the equally fun and cheeky The Guard. This one is directed by Neil’s brother John Michael McDonagh, and features the most crass and funniest one liners of the year. Gleeson is hilarious as a bitter, sarcastic small town Irish cop who teams up with FBI agent Don Cheadle to take on a rash of drug trafficking, blackmail and murders. McDonagh  mixes noir and pitch black comedy and doles out a blisteringly fun film.  

23 – Tyrannosaur 

Directed by funnyman Paddy Cosidine, Tyrannosaur is anything but comic. The film is a brutal, unpleasant drama that tears at your senses and stuns you into submission. Set in a bleak British suburb, Peter Mullan churns out a magnificent performance as a hard drinking, self-loathing, guilt-ridden unemployed widower searching for redemption. Tyrannosaur is as depressing as it is a thought-provoking study of the value of human life. 

22 - Midnight in Paris 

Woody Allen’s best film in years, Midnight in Paris is a delightful, breezy comedy that serves as the cinematic equivalent of a delicious pastry. Owen Wilson headlines a superb cast including the lovely Marion Cotillard and Rachel McAdams. However Adrien Brody, who makes a cameo as a famous artist absolutely steals the show. Part romantic comedy part charming fantasy, this one is a heartwarming watch.   

21 - Aaranya Kaandam 

The best Indian movie of the year, Aaranya Kaandam is a high contrast neo-noir and a completely realized vision of how incredibly innovative regional films could be. Jackie Shroff is surprisingly effective as a filthy crime lord, as is Sampath Raj as a hoodlum. The film is rife with expletive laden sardonic dialogue and the cinematography is museum-quality work of visual art.    

20 - We Need To Talk About Kevin

We need to talk about Kevin is a horror movie disguised as a dysfunctional American family drama. Intense and gloomy, the film stars an excellent Tilda Swinton as the mother of an extremely evil child. The movie is a tad anemic on character development but works because it steers clear of gimmicks. The frequent use of red hues makes for a disturbingly hypnotic experience. The film feels like an eerie combination of The Omen and Gus Van Sant’s Elephant, and it ensures some heavy dissection and discussion long after you’ve seen it. 

19 - Pina

With its enthralling imagery, Pina is an arresting watch as director Wim Wenders makes far better use of 3D in this dance documentary than big Hollywood studios do. One doesn’t even need to be knowledgeable of dance forms to enjoy this beautiful film.

18 – Contagion

With a huge canvas of the best actors in the industry, director Steven Soderbegh dishes out the most realistic possible film on a viral outbreak, and makes you wonder how desperate you would get if a deadly disease were to plague the human race. Matt Damon, Jude Law, Kate Winslet, Gwyneth Paltrow, Marion Cotillard and Laurence Fishburne make a superb cast in this well researched thriller that is so scary it makes you buy soap and wash your hands repeatedly. Contagion is fast paced and elevated by some great electronic music by Cliff Martinez.

17 - The Artist

The French silent film within a film The Artist has been one of the most talked-about titles of the festival circuit, and it easily lives up to the hype. Michel Hazanavicius directs a lovely feel-good movie that leaves you smiling ear-to-ear long after you see it. Jean Dujardin is superb as a fading star dealing with the death of the silent film era. John Goodman makes an amusing cameo, but the real star is the five-minute dream sequence involving sound.  

16 - Submarine 

Comedian Richard Ayoyade makes an exceptional directorial debut with this quirky, bittersweet British dramedy. Not enough can be said about the lead Craig Roberts who comes across as a younger avatar of Dustin Hoffman. He is fascinating as a school kid who desperately jumbles his emotional maturity and intellectual development. Ayodade innovates such tired themes as the parents’ troubled marriage with montages, split screens, freeze frames and Alex Turner’s superb music.  

15 - Drive 

The best way to describe Drive is ‘Menthol Noir’. This film is fully engaging on several levels, thanks to the masterful narrative, the silky smooth direction from Nicholas Winding Refn, the '80s-esque pop music and the near perfect blend of thrills and interesting characters. Ryan Gosling is sedate as an unnamed auto mechanic who moonlights as a Hollywood stuntman, a racer and a criminal getaway driver. Drive is well-paced, smartly told and unpretentious, and is a welcome break from the steady diet of pulpy Hollywood we get every week.  

14 - Rango 

Rango is a magnificent piece of cinema that spits in the face of 3D. Director Gore Verbinski teams up with his Pirates of the Caribbean star Johnny Depp for a velvety fine animated film for adults. The extraordinary photorealistic animation is topped by the fabulous story, characters and collage of thematic elements. Thanks to Rango, for the first time in a decade, a non-Pixar film turned out to be the finest animated feature of the year. 

13 - Cold Fish

Watching Cold Fish feels like sticking one's head out the window of a speeding bullet train. Shion Sono, the madman behind the classics Suicide Club, Strange Circus and Love Exposure doles up his most accomplished, bloodiest, outrageously manic film to date. This noir-ish Korean societal study works with frenzied efficiency. Stay away if you've a weak stomach. 

12 - Senna 

Senna is a fabulous ode to one of the greatest Formula 1 drivers and is also the best documentary I have personally seen since Man On Wire. Director Asif Kapadia conjures some absorbing, skillfully selected footage, home videos and commentary on the underbelly of F1. The film also showcases Senna’s bitter rivalry with Alain Prost and his Godlike persona that he had in his native Brazil. Whether or not you are familiar with F1, Senna will shatter you with its final scene. 

11 - Another Earth 

Directed by debutant Mike Cahill and starring writer-producer Brit Marling, Another Earth is a splendid, meditative film that was made on a shoestring budget of $150,000. The film can be best described as a sci fi 21 Grams, and contains a very smart climax that has you analyzing it for hours on end. Marling, who stars as a young student who gets involved in an accident just moments before scientists discover a twin Earth, may well be the next Julie Delpy. 

10 - Like Crazy 

A bittersweet indie about a young couple in a long distance relationship, and the emotional baggage the situation offers. The title suggests a clichéd rom-com, but Like Crazy is an extremely mature, intimate drama, with rich characters and a hyper realistic script. Director Drake Doremus and stars Anton Yelchin and Felicity Jones deliver some lovely, real moments that move even those who've never experienced the hardships of long distance. It has an ending that is as powerful as the final scene of The Graduate – not surprising that it won the grand jury prize at Sundance. 

9 - Martha Marcy May Marlene 

Starring Elizabeth Olsen in a mesmerizing debut, Martha Marcy May Marlene is a thoroughly disturbing, utterly gripping, riveting tale of young girl who escapes a shady, abusive cult. The movie is so creepy and unsettling that just like the central character, one slowly slips into paranoia watching it. By far the most outstanding psychological thriller of the year. 

8 - The Yellow Sea 

Korean director Na Hong-jin reteams with his The Chaser co-stars for yet another electrifying, action-packed pursuit-thriller. The Yellow Sea has a truly labyrinthine murder plot, and its breakneck pace only elevates it to a higher order of filmmaking. You’re thrust into the infamous Korean Autonomous Prefecture, full of desperate immigrants, North Korean defectors, slimy brokers, mob bosses, corrupt cops, revenge seeking lovers – all of which collide after a murder goes wrong. There is no chance you’ll grasp the entirety of its story during the first viewing, the fact that it warrants a repeat makes it distinguished slice of intelligent cinema. 

7 – A Separation 

Yet another gem from Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, A Separation stars Peyman Moaadi and Leila Hatami and is an intriguing drama that questions life and society in contemporary Iran. Farhadi frequently challenges the country’s legal system and the Islamic culture – in one scene a female maidservant has to check with religious advisers whether it is acceptable for her to wash a physically challenged old man.  The plot itself is a searing whodunit, and it makes you chew on the moral compass from various viewpoints. A Separation has already won the awards for Best Film, Best Actor and Actress at the Berlin Film Festival and is destined to nab the Best Foreign Language Oscar.

6 - The Tree Of Life 

Terrence Malick’s latest is spectacularly beautiful and a visual, aural, narrative triumph. Starring Brad Pitt, Jessica Chastain and Sean Penn, the film transcends magnum opus status with its maddening power. Tree of Life delves into existential themes like the meaning of existence, the ways of God, the human condition, love, forgiveness – all done in haunting, floating imagery with cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki’s ‘Godcam’. The film also features a most astonishing cutaway ‘creation of the universe’ sequence that plays to Alexandre Desplat’s gut-wrenching operatic score.

5 - Generation P 

A Russian film about a copywriter on the precipice of creative nirvana is a glorious, hallucinatory one that boasts some terrific psychedelic imagery and splendid acting. Based on Victor Pelevin’s book of the same name, Generation P is a delicious thriller that is full to bursting with trippy philosophical metaphors, irreverent social commentary and postmodern cultural references. One bottle of vodka isn’t enough to wash this film down.

4 - Tropa de Elite 2 

Who knew that the most engrossing action film of the year would be from Brazil? Tropa de Elite 2 is a ridiculously interesting movie that combines popcorn-gnawing SWAT team action scenes, stunningly observant political drama and a fist-pump-demanding hero in the form Wagner Moura as Captain Nascimento. Maverick director Jose Padilha takes his already great original film and turns it into Dark Knight-esque proportions of didactic bliss. The rough, authoritarian, warrior-like Captain Nascimento kicks Batman where the sun don’t shine, and Wagner Moura (soon to be seen as the villain in Neil Blomkamp’s Elysium) deserves an Oscar nomination. 

3 - Incendies 

Director Denis Villeneuve’s Incendies is a towering achievement, a vivid, stunning, haunting masterpiece. Lubna Azabal plays the central character in a plot that is as devastating as its imagery. Melissa Desormeaux-Poulin and Maxim Gaudette star as French-Canadian twins, who after their mother’s death are handed a perverse document that asks them to track down their family roots in nightmarish locales of the Middle East. Incendies is brutally paced and unapologetically raw. One scene involving a bus full of women and children, and another where a character mouths “1+1=1” will be ingrained in your memory for the rest of your life.  

2 - 50/50 

A semi-autobiographical story of screenwriter Will Reiser, 50/50 is an extraordinary film that manages to show that a story about a cancer patient can be funny. Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars in a career best role as a 27-year-old diagnosed with a rare form of spinal cancer. The film movingly takes us through him and his friend (a riotously profane Seth Rogen) confronting the possibility that his time could be unfairly cut short. As humans, we are conditioned not to laugh at serious things like cancer. But Reiser (and in turn JGL’s character) believes comedy can alleviate pain and make it easier to bear. Combining humour with painful subjects is almost impossible, and 50/50 is brilliant not just for the many laughs, but for the jokes’ persistent sense of genuineness. There are also a few hammer-to-the-heart scenes that make you reach out for your hankies, but not once will you feel the film’s tone shifting from one to the other - and that is what makes the movie truly remarkable. 

1 - The Adventures of Tintin 

Steven Spielberg’s beautiful love letter to Herge’s works is 105 minutes of pure, uninterrupted, thundering typhoon of adventure. Its visual sophistication is superbly complimented by the jaw-dropping five-minute long single-take motorbike-boat-tank chase. Unlike the case with the Harry Potter films, Spielberg manages to please both the die hardest of Tintin fans and those who aren’t familiar with the material. The Adventures of Tintin makes even the most cynical crestfallen adult smile and feel like a child again, which is why it is by far the best motion picture of 2011.

Honorable MentionsCold Weather, The Ides of March, Monsters’ Dinner, Sleeping Beauty, Moneyball, Tabloid, The Slut, Rampart, Warrior, Source Code and Attack the block.

Note: These may be updated to the list in the next few weeks when I see them - Hugo, War Horse, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Shame, Le Havre, Miss Bala, Project Nim, Leap Year, Carnage, The Descendants, Into the Abyss,  A Dangerous Method, Take Shelter.

Love this list? Disagree with some of the names? Which are YOUR favourite films of the year? Weigh in your thoughts in the comments below.


  1. While Tintin was a good film, I don't think it was of such lofty standards as to make it to #1. Personally, I'll have it somewhere in my top 15, but nowhere close to the top 5.

    Otherwise a fine list. Good calls for Like Crazy, Aaranya kandam and Contagion. Threw light on several films I missed out. Cheers!

  2. How on God's green earth did you get hold of many of the movies listed above!? Please tell me where do i get them. Most of the movies are unheard of :/

  3. the girl with dragon tattoo is also getting rave reviews

  4. mostly havent heard of them.. good list to check out...

  5. Drive,MI4, TINTIN and Tree of life are worth watching.

  6. Pretty good list except for Drive which I think is the most overrated movie of the Year.

  7. Drive, Rango.. and TinTin in a list that comprises Aaranya Kaandam?

  8. Couldn't agree with a few of the inclusions. Tin Tin as #1 beats me, especially in a list that does include world cinema. Also, Gandu is a bogus film. The rest of the list is pretty good.

  9. You didnt like Once Upon A Time In Anatolia ?

  10. Tintin was a spectacular , but #1 ??? Dont agree with it !
    The Separation should have being in Top 5 , it was a movie that handled very complex issues in the Middle Eastern society without taking sides & actually potraying them appropriately . Also think that The Tree of Life was the most over rated movie of the year !

  11. I didn't like it as much as I liked the ones listed above. But it's not a bad movie, watch it if you haven't already.

  12. If you do get a chance to watch "Where do we go now", please give it a try. I have a feeling you'll like it given the movies that have made it to the top 32. Here's a link:

  13. Cold Fish - it is 30 minutes too long.

  14. Fuck! Only 11 out of 32 done. Goodbye productivity.

  15. Yes I've been waiting for that to arrive on DVD or the net.

  16. I have watched none of these! Will make amends. Thanks for the post and effort!

  17. You didn't like Shame? Surprised to see the omission.

  18. Not ghost protocol &,i'll take it as a list of top 30

  19. Ok, I didn't read the note. Good list!

  20. If not an inclusion in your list, 'The help' deserves an honorable mention, atleast :)

  21. Seriously Dude.. Do you see foreign movies just to show off?? Some of the movies are good but a lot of the others seem to be there just to show you know a lot? I'm sure a few Bollywood as well as other region movies could have made the cut or maybe you are ashamed to be associated with something Indian.

  22. I guess you missed "Aaranya Kaandam " in the list.

  23. This is an excellent post. Some realy good films. I don't agree with Tintin being number 1 but respect to you for listing superb non commercial world cinema that I failed to see in other best movies lists. Also thanks to ur TropaElite mention I watched it yesterday and was blow away by its awesomeness.

  24. Looks Like I touched a nerve ! My comment made it to your Twitter Profile :) .. But dont put my words in the wrong sense like Taran Adarsh does with his reviews. I said you feel ashamed to be associated with something Indian and not being an Indian. You can be sarcastic all you like but try to look closer to home and see what kind of movies are produced here. I agree most are crappy but thats why people like you need to pick out the gems. See if you can make a list of top five/ten Indian films of the 2011.. Just an idea.. Take it if you want or just let it go. But being a critic that you are, the one thing I expect is for you to take a constructive comment in the right way

  25. Warrior is the best movie of the year. My #1

  26. dude i think Warrior and Moneyball should've been there..don't you think so?

  27. Hi dear ABC, thank you for your constructive comment of claiming that I am ashamed to be associated with something Indian. It was indeed genuinely constructive. Of course you failed to spot 'Gandu' and 'Aaranya Kaandam' in the list, but that's ok. I apologise if I didn't meet your requirements by failing to add such great Indian films as 'Ready' and 'RaOne'. Yes I already have done a best Hindi movies of the year list, it will be published early next week. Cheers.

  28. See.. U already assumed I like Ready and Ra.One.. If anything I abhore such movies. but you already assume that by saying you dont like to be associated with Indian, I mean Ready and Ra.One. The least you can do is not be condescending. I havent bothered to even see Ra.One FYI. I did notice the two movies you have mentioned and seen both but 2/32 is a very sorry percentage.
    Lastly, Lemme be very clear, I am NOT a SRK or Salman fan. in fact the only Bollywood actor who deserves any credibility is Aamir Khan. I have been to many places in this world and seen a lot of world movies but honestly, its the Indian movies that I think we should take an interest in where it is either innovative or where script is the king supported by powerful performances even if they might be very less films like these.

  29. Point taken. I just watched it today, it is indeed very good.

  30. dear Mr. Fuddnavis,

    please get a hold of some regional movies as well..While it is hard to understand the language, movies with subtitles are always available. There are some brilliant masterpieces in this category of movies as well.. As a critic, u cater to an audience of people specially the youth who greatly appreciate the effort u put into making a list like this one, but do u accept that there lies difference between a professional critic and non professional one. Often the movie is best expressed in the beauty of the words chosen by a professional critic, but the aroma of a non defensive, purely art loving viewer's point of view is often refreshing and thus capturing. Its comparatively a more generous investment of time and effort of a non critic(by profession) to contribute in the field of movie critiquing.. Basically we have identified two types of viewers, one should definitly be eyes and ears open towards the other side's point of view.
    By the response you delivered to Mr,Abc, a realization set in that Mr. Abc has made a valid point and ideally its on his lines of suggestion that i suggest of regional movies that are worth the watch..Please consider the aspect that a movie like 'Rudali" or an "Ankoor" are masterpieces of an Indian and no matter how much a native pulse can be felt by foreigner , a native genius does usually the most justice to a native theme which evokes the true love towards native cinema.

  31. Thank you for the insight into my own profession. But neither you nor ABC managed to name regional films that are better than the ones in this list.

  32. yea but u very easily assumed I liked Ra.One and Ready..

  33. Nice list.Have seen only 16 of the films mentioned.

    Aaranya Kandam is super duper.

    Don't you think Pyaar Ka Punchnama and I am Kalam should be on the list as well?

  34. Tree Of Life is my most overrated movie of the year ...

  35. A Pleasure Mr. Fuddnavis..U can start with with a malayalam movie - Adaminde magan Abu..

  36. This is such a brilliant compilation. Although I assume this isn't a ranking, right?

  37. Indeed. After all, this is my list, and many people naturally disagree with the ranking - they want some titles ranked higher or lower. But yes, all these movies were the best of the year and must be watched.

  38. You didn't watch Habemus Papam or didn't like it? I would surely have that in my list.

  39. Oh I haven't seen Habemus Papam yet, have queued it up just now, thanks for the reminder.

  40. I've seen that. Didn't like it as much as the ones in this list.

  41. Mihir,What about tamil film Azagharsamyin kudriyaal?
    That movie is also very good and surely should be in your list

  42. This definitely is a sane list.
    Take a look at this one, quite amazing.

  43. Sorry, but Azhaghasami's Horse is laughably bad. Probably an #ok film for Tamil cinema...though I feel pity for Tamil cinema if this is the kind of stuff that gets picked up for festivals.

  44. And the Umesh Vinayak Kulkarni fanboy in me would add 'Deool' too to this list. :-) Also, 'The Slut' you probably missed at MAMI.

  45. Ah yes I didn't like 'Deool' very much, I felt it dragged on in the second half. But I did mention The Slut in the honorable mentions. We saw it together :)

  46. Oh ok. Yes, Deool did get repetitive in the 2nd half...but the last 10-minutes redeemed it for me.

    Aur Slut maine alag kahin baith ke dekha to two girls who kept going 'OHH NO!' every time there was some nudity on screen.

  47. I liked both, but not more than the ones listed here.

  48. Didn't you like 'Life in a Day'? And how was 'Turin Horse'? Neeraj Ghaywan was praising it a lot on twitter.

  49. It is like your opinion man.

    IF Azhagarsamiyin Kudhriyaal is laughably bad then what would you called the bollywoood horseshit doled out every friday?

  50. 'Life in a day' was ok. However 'Turin Horse' made me deranged as Friedrich Nietzsche.

  51. I'd call that bollywood horseshit only. And will that Azhagarsami's Horse was not only laughably bad but criminally overrated too.

    And why compare anything with bollywood trash? Compare, if you must, to top of the class regional cinema like Aaranya Kaandam and Subramaniapuram.

  52. Tintin for #1? I hope you're kidding. Tintin was brilliant on a technical level, but that doesn't make it the best movie of the year, and it was a bloody let down considering the talent of the writers and directors involved. There were far better movies than that.

  53. My knowledge for regional cinema is quite limited.May be you have seen movies like Azahagar Samiyin before.for guys like me who have started watching regional cinema this was completely new.I loved its cinematography,the location and the guys who acted in the film.I would blame regional movies(especially tamil and mallu cinema)for not promoting films.Aaranykandam is super film but was released without subtitles in Mumbai.IMO subramanianpuram is overated.Paruthuverran is much better

  54. Just letting u know Gandu..Gandu was released in 2010 and not 2011

  55. All the movies I've seen this year (in the order of liking):
    A Separation
    Midnight in Paris
    The Tree of Life
    The Help
    The Adventures of Tintin
    Aaranya Kaandam
    Love Like Poison
    Another Earth
    X-Men: First Class
    The Snows of Kilimanjaro
    The Ides of March
    Margin Call
    Source Code
    Sleeping Sickness
    Attack the Block
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
    Habemus Papam
    30 Minutes or Less
    Super 8
    17 Girls
    Rise of the Planet of the Apes
    The Hangover Part II
    Bad Teacher

    P.S.- Sorry for using too much space.

  56. Since most of the movies out here are not gonna release in theaters, I've searched torrents for this list and compiled it on my blog in case you're interested - | Thank You Mihir!

  57. Anyways, "Gandu" with Drive and Rango and 13 Assassins and 50/50!!!!! There I disagree, in my opinion Gandu is terribly over rated, to an extent, probably a bad film being a cult film only because its brave!!!!!

  58. Confessions very much deserve to be among the best !

  59. 'Confessions' was 2010. But yes it is extraordinary.

  60. I happened to notice that you haven't written a review of 'The Yellow Sea' yet. Are you planning to write one? I watched the movie a couple of days back and I want to know your perspective. Quite a few unanswered questions here and there as well.

  61. Yes will do a dissection post soon.