Leading up to this year's Fantasia Film Festival, I wrote a couple of blogposts about my favourite discoveries from Fantasia. I contrasted that list with Ricky from Sound on Sight's list from 2010 of the of the bestfilmseverscreened at the Fantasia Film Festival.
Ricky was kind enough to contact me on Twitter to say, "@Llakor your blog is great. If you ever want another site to publish on, hit me up with an email."
Well, flattery will naturally get you everywhere with me, so I wrote up a review of The Unjust which you can find here.
The Unjust aka Bu-dang-geo-rae Written by Hoon-jung Park Directed by Seung-wan Ryoo South Korea, 2010 Fantasiaimdb
In brief, while the film is a little rocky to start because it takes a while for the filmmaker to introduce all the characters and get all the plates spinning, once he does the film hits its groove and accelerates to a bleak but inevitable (and satisfying) conclusion.
The middle section of the film reminded me a lot of Changing Lanes or L.A. Confidential or Romanzo Criminalehttp://the-w.com/t/32479 except where those films flinched and went with bullshit Hollywood happy endings, The Unjust keeps its artistic integrity and gives us the truthful ending no matter how dark and unhappy that ending turns out to be.
My reaction is the exact opposite. Colin Farrell really does suck as the lead and I think this movie cements that. It also cements that he isn't a BO draw either. Two things: (spoiler text) The movie felt like it was missing a third act.