Tag: doonabae

KINGDOM Trailer: Korean Zombies Roar to Life in a Period Setting

Zombies make their presence known in a new trailer for Kingdom, a Korean-language series that is heading for its global premiere on Netflix on January 25. The English-language title may be generic, but I like what is being teased. Per...

Locarno 2016 Interview: Kim Seong-hun Talks THE TUNNEL

Kim Seong-hun's follow-up to 2014's hit A Hard Day was screening in Locarno's majestic Piazza Grande. ScreenAnarchy had the chance to sit down with him to discuss his new film, The Tunnel, which is currently smashing the Korean box office....

Locarno 2016 Review: THE TUNNEL Excavates Thrills, Drama and Politics Galore

The peak summer box office season is winding down in Korea, but not before unearthing The Tunnel, a new disaster film from A Hard Day (2014) director Kim Seong-hun. Featuring superstars Ha Jung-woo and Doona Bae in a powerful tale...

BLIND MASSAGE Takes Top Honours At 9th Asian Film Awards

Lou Ye's Blind Massage was named Best Film at the 9th Asian Film Awards, which were announced at a star-studded ceremony at The Venetian in Macau last night. The film also won the Best Cinematographer award. Jiang Wen's glitzy...

Cannes 2014 Review: A GIRL AT MY DOOR Is Korean Cinema At Its Finest

Screening in the Cannes Film Festival's Un Certain Regard section this year is A Girl at My Door, a film that is so well-wrought that one can't help but be swept up in its artistry, which effortlessly plunges us into...

Wachowski's Original Science Fiction Series Coming to Netflix

After successfully squeezing the mega-sized Cloud Atlas into a single sitting offering (which audiences more or less ignored), the Wachowski siblings are going to work in long form science fiction on a project called Sense8.  They are teaming up with Babylon...

Fantasia 2010: AIR DOLL Review

[A bit of a divisive film, Kore Eda's Air Doll is being shown on the big screen at Fantasia, and here is Niels' very positive take on the film.]When I first heard Koreeda was going to do Air Doll I...

AIR DOLL: Review

When I first heard Koreeda was going to do Air Doll I was extremely pleased to see him return to what he does best: magical realism a la Japonais. Even though most Koreeda fans seemed a little weary of his...

IFFR 2010: AIR DOLL review

Why does an inflatable sex doll come to life and proceed on a journey of discovery looking to explore the human condition? It just does, apparently. Hirokazu Kore-Eda's Air Doll is quietly unapologetic about its status as a winsome...

Vancouver 09: AIR DOLL Review

[Our thanks to Teresa Nieman for the following review.] Hirokazu Koreeda is one of today's most consistently excellent filmmakers, with his recent movies Still Walking and Nobody Knows being critical hits worldwide. Because of this, it seems strange to say...

Linda Linda Linda's Yamashita Nobuhiro Returns to Tv

Black comedy kingpin Yamashita Nobuhiro of 松ヶ根乱射事件 (The Matsugane Potshot Affair) and リンダ リンダ リンダ (Linda Linda Linda) is not exactly new to Japanese TV, mostly dabbling in short dramas as part of omnibus series like WOWOW's カムフラージュ (Camouflage) in...

TIFF 09: AIR DOLL Review

[Our thanks to Moko for the following review.] An uninformed moviegoer may read the initial premise of Air Doll and think, "Wow, a Japanese movie about a sex doll that comes to life? That MUST be zany! There's absolutely no...