Tuesday, November 30, 2021     Volume: 22, Issue: 39
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Santa Maria Sun / Film

This weeks review
A QUIET PLACE PART II
ANOTHER ROUND
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BINGEABLE: BARRY (2018-)
BINGEABLE: FLEABAG (2016-2019)
BINGEABLE: MAID (2021)
BINGEABLE: MIDNIGHT MASS (2021)
BINGEABLE: ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING (2021)
BINGEABLE: SQUID GAME (2021)
BINGEABLE: SWEET TOOTH
BINGEABLE: TELL ME YOUR SECRETS (2021)
BINGEABLE: THE WAY DOWN (2021)
BINGEABLE: Y: THE LAST MAN (2021)
BLAST FROM THE PAST: THE MATRIX (1999)
BLAST FROM THE PAST: THE PRESTIGE (2006)
BLAST FROM THE PAST: WILD AT HEART (1990)
BOSS LEVEL
DUNE
ETERNALS
GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE
GUILTY PLEASURES: CHEER (2020)
GUILTY PLEASURES: GUNPOWDER MILKSHAKE
GUILTY PLEASURES: JOLT
GUILTY PLEASURES: TRAIN TO BUSAN (2016)
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HEARST CASTLE: BUILDING THE DREAM (1996)
I CARE A LOT
I’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS
LIMBO
NEW FLICKS: ARMY OF THIEVES
NEW FLICKS: CRUELLA
NEW FLICKS: FINCH
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NO TIME TO DIE
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SOUL
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THE CARD COUNTER
THE FRENCH DISPATCH
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THE LAST DUEL
THE MAP OF TINY PERFECT THINGS
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THE PAPER TIGERS
THE PROFESSOR AND THE MADMAN
THE SUNLIT NIGHT
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TV REVIEW: THE QUEEN’S GAMBIT
TV REVIEW: THE VOW
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TV REVIEW: WANDAVISION
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TV REVIEW: WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS
TV REVIEW: ZEROZEROZERO
UNDERRATED: BATMAN BEGINS (2005)
UNDERRATED: THE KINGDOM (2007)

GUILTY PLEASURES: TRAIN TO BUSAN (2016)

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GUILTY PLEASURES: TRAIN TO BUSAN (2016)


Where is it playing?: Amazon Prime

What's it rated?: Not Rated

User Rating: 0.00 (0 Votes)

Co-writer/director Sang-ho Yeon (The King of Pigs, The Fake) helms this foreign-language zombie flick, and if you’re thinking, “Why in the world do we need yet another zombie flick,” watch and find out. At the center of the story are young Soo-an (Su-an Kim) and her divorced workaholic fund manager father, Seok-woo (Gong Yoo). Seok-woo is a neglectful father, and as her birthday approaches, Soo-an asks him to let her take the train to her mother’s. Despite his busy schedule, he reluctantly agrees to take an early morning train to Busan and deliver her to her mother.

Once on the train, chaos breaks out when an infected girl boards at the last second and almost immediately attacks an attendant, starting a chain reaction of infection, death, and zombies. The claustrophobic train setting revs up the danger. What makes this zombie flick rise above is its handling of personal relationships and Seok-woo’s character arc as the trauma of the moment presents opportunities to overcome his selfishness. 

In particular, Seok-woo and Soo-an’s interactions with a young pregnant couple—working class Sang-hwa (Ma Dong-seol) and his wife, Seong-kyeon (Yu-mi Jung)—bring a lot of pathos to the story. There are good guys ready to risk all and selfish guys like business executive Yon-suk (Eui-sung Kim), who you really want to see attacked and torn apart, but watching Seok-woo transcend his selfishness and win over his daughter is the film’s heart. (in Korean and Hawaiian; 117 min.)

—Glen Starkey










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