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IT (2017) – More than nostalgia, a great film in its own right

IT has been out for a little under a week but has already become the biggest horror opening of all time. The film was predicted to open to around $60 million but made that in it’s first day, beating out the previous biggest opening, Paranormal Activity 3. This huge opening shouldn’t have come as much […]

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Korean Movie Review: Sunny

Sunny is the story of Na-mi; a shy, unassuming girl who transfers from her high school in Jeollabuk-do (Jeolla represent!) to the bright lights of Seoul.  While her accent and fashion sense (or rather lack of) singles her out and makes her the butt of many jokes, she is accepted by six of her classmates who […]

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Korean Movie Review: No Tears for the Dead

After the critical and commercial success of “The Man From Nowhere,” expectations were high for Lee Jeong-bom’s next feature, “No Tears for the Dead,” which stars one of Korea’s biggest actors, Jang Dong-gun.   Jang plays Gon, a Korean-born hit man who works for the triads in the United States. His latest mission doesn’t go […]

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Korean Movie Review – New World (신세계)

Despite korea being arguably the worlds foremost authority on revenge flicks, I feel that the Korean gangster movie has never really hit the same heights.  2012 was a good year for the genre with the releases of the excellent Nameless Gangster and Lim Sang-yoon’s thrilling debut A Company Man.  2013 had another addition which had the […]

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Korean Movie Review – Pieta (피에타)

While Park Chan-wook (“Stoker,” 2013) and Kim Jee-woon (“The Last Stand,” 2013) might be the current directorial faces of Korean cinema after having made their Hollywood debuts, Kim Ki-duk is arguably the most critically acclaimed. Even if he hadn’t won awards at some of the world’s most prominent film festivals (including Cannes and Berlin), he […]

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