Critic's pick: Must see movies in February

Pop culture critic Kim Bong-seok recommend

The Assassin

"Hou Hsiao-Hsien, the mastermind behind A City of Sadness, has reurned with a martial arts movie. If you enjoyed Ang Lee’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and were touched by Wang Kar-wai’s The Grandmaster, The Assassin is the movie to watch now."


"Theresa meets Carol in 1950s New York. Although both are in a relationship, the two find true love in each other. The film is based on a novel by Patricia Highsmith, author of psychological thrillers including

Ripley’s Game."


The Danish Girl

"This movie tells the story of Einar Wegener (Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne) one of the first identifiable recipients of gender reassignment surgery. Watch to learn more about Wegener’s female identity and what compelled her to pursue such a then-risky surgery."


"You may be sick of superhero movies, but Deadpool is an anti-hero. His healing power lets him live forever and he has no sense of justice or responsibility. Be prepared to laugh at this strange anti-hero."


Gods of Egypt

"The film isn’t about accurately portraying Egypt’s history, but about telling the story of the conflicts between humans and gods that shake the foundations of the world. How will an ordinary mortal save the world from Set, the god of darkness?"