JOURNEY TO THE SHORE ★★½☆☆
Director Kiyoshi Kurosawa makes the philosophical equivalent of STARMAN, but scuppers promising concepts due to poor pace.
Gaspar Noé was on an upward trajectory, but this is repetitive without his skilful layering. Feels Noé-lite compared to usual verve.
COLLECTIVE INVENTION ★★★☆☆
Biting social satire from South Korea. Targets are plenty, and shields its bile behind farce. Needed another gear.