2016’s Top 10 “Movies” vs. 2016’s Top 10 “Films” or: “How I learned to stop worrying and love Batman v Superman”

December is an exciting month to be a movie lover, as the awards season moves into it’s final stretch and we eagerly anticipate the release of critics and bloggers “Top ...

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Every so often a film bulldozes it’s way into popular culture and becomes a critical and financial phenomenon. One such film is Kim Han-min’s Han Roaring Currents, which stars Choi ...

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Kick Ass – A Review

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