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Korean Movie Review: Spider Forest

Thriller / Mystery 112 minutes / Directed by Song Il-gon / R While wandering in the strange woods known as the Spider Forest, Kang-min (Kam Woo-sung) comes across an old cabin wherein his girlfriend, struggling for life, is laying beside a dead body. After seeing the unknown attacker hiding outside the cabin, he gives chase but is hit by […]

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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: 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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