Richard Brody on Hong Sang-soo’s new movie, “Hill of Freedom”:

“In a way, the subject of the film would seem to be time—a theme that Hong introduces comically, by way of a book that Mori is reading.

But that very explicitness is a hint from Hong that the movie isn’t really about time as such, but about things that happen over time. Romance and its vagaries are among them, but the subject that underlies the entire story, one that encompasses not just the love affair but history itself, is international relations.”

Tagged by viewof-magnolias :)

  • Name: Fatima Najdi    
  • Nickname: Najdi (i know its boring but original)
  • Birthday: January 8th
  • Gender: female
  • Height: 5’ 3” or 5’ 4” I’m not sure
  • Time Zone: EST
  • What time and date is it there: September 29th 11:47 PM
  • Average hours of sleep I get every night: 3-4
  • The last thing I googled was: Confucianism/Confucius
  • My most used phrases: Darn and alhamdulillah (polar opposites, i know)
  • First word that comes to mind: God
  • What I last said to a family member: Mama, who are you talking to? (sleep talking apparently) 
  • One place that makes me happy and why: Wise because it has too much unbearable joy within its people, and Ford Field Park because it is best for contemplation. 
  • How many blankets I sleep under: one big heavy one. 
  • Favorite beverages: Caramel Vanilla Coffee and Water
  • The last movie I watched in cinema: The Fault in Our Stars
  •  What you find most attractive in the opposite sex: Intellect 
  • 3 things I can’t live without: (this excludes the list of people) poetry/writing/literature, journals, invocations.
  • Something I plan on learning: Everything my life gives me time for. 
  • A piece of advice for all of my followers: Stay patient and remember death often. 

I nominate cooingofthepigeons, revolutionizethesoul, syedaaj, planetofyas, and sange-saboor.

Upcoming Drama in October: Bad Guys


Release Date: October 4, 2014

Airing Days: Saturday


To combat rising violent crimes, the Police Chief asks Detective Oh Goo-Tak (Kim Sang-Joong) to form a team consisting of criminals. Detective Oh Goo-Tak is currently suspended from the police force for using excessive force. Detective Oh Goo-Tak gathers team members: Park Woong-Cheol (Ma Dong-Seok) who is a gangster, Lee Jung-Moon (Park Hae-Jin) who is the youngest serial killer with extraordinary intelligence and Jung Tae-Soo (Jo Dong-Hyeok) who is a contract killer. Also, Police Inspector Yoo Mi-Young (Gang Ye-Won) joins the team. She tries to have the guys work as a team by dealing with them rationally and sometimes emotionally.


  • Park Hae Jin a- Lee Jung Moon
  • Kim Sang Joong - Oh Goo Tak
  • Ma Dong Suk - Park Woong Chul
  • Kang Ye Won - Yoo Mi Young
  • Jo Dong Hyuk - Jung Tae Soo
  • Kim Tae Hoon - Prosecutor Oh Jae Won
  • Hwang Seung Eon - Yang Yoo Jin

I really wanna do a full cover some day but yeah, this is a bit of Last Hope by Paramore