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Blu-ray Review - Hotel by the River


Keeping up with his interest in the strangeness of relationships, writer/director Hong Sang-soo delves into slightly darker emotional territory with "Hotel by the River." It's more of an exploration of family issues and friendships, but, in keeping with the helmer's creative ways, it remains largely meditative, with stretches of poeticism and tourism breaking up the potential for heated encounters. Hong creates very specific movies for a specific audience, and "Hotel by the River" is no different, only this time he's ready to probe a little deeper into the disappointments of life, coming up with a denser feature than what he's typically interested in creating. Read the rest at


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