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Korean Movie Review: Scandal Makers

After viewing Sunny, I was extremely impressed with director Kang Hyung-cheol’s ability to juggle several characters at once whilst still managing to keep the film engaging and the viewer emotionally invested.  I decided to go through his, surprisingly small, back catalogue of movies to look at his debut feature, Scandal Makers starring Cha Tae-hyeon and Park […]

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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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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 10 movies” of the year.  I’m not a professional blogger, and I’m certainly not a professional critic, but I still mull over my viewings for […]

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Kim Jong-un comedy ‘The Interview’ pulled from Theaters

What a day in the history of film.   In a unprecedented move, Sony have decided to cancel the release of Seth Rogan’s and James Franco’s comedy ‘The Interview’, after hacker group “Guardians of Peace” promised 9/11 style attack at the premiere, and any theater that shows the movie.  This threat comes after the hacking of 1000’s […]

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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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