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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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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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Korean Movie Review – Miracle in Cell No. 7 (7번방의 선물)

One of this year’s biggest films is Lee Hwan-kyung’s “Miracle in Cell No. 7.” Both a charming comedy and a quirky family melodrama, the movie’s positive word-of-mouth reviews spread like wildfire, making it the second-best-selling Korean film of all time behind “The Thieves” (2012). Yong-gu is a single father who takes great care of his […]

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Korean Movie Review – The City of Violence (짝패)

After watching the excellent “New World” (2013), I came to the realization that I might have to reeducate myself on the Korean gangster genre. In the last two years, Korea has produced some classics, so I decided to go back and take a look at some of the best-reviewed gangster films of the last decade. […]

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