Tag: jungminhwang

Review: V.I.P. Is D.O.A.

Following his period epic The Tiger, director Park Hoon-jung scales down his ambitions for the North Korea-themed investigative thriller V.I.P., a brooding procedural that lumbers its way through a serial killer tale mired in political intrigue. Much like his hit...

Boston TerrorThon Unleashes FOUND FOOTAGE 3D, THE WAILING, THE MASTER CLEANSE, Shorts & More

As we descend deeper into fall, the scares ramp up in theatres across the globe. For Boston-area filmgoers, that means an amazing amount of spooky films to choose from. From tomorrow, October through Sunday, October 16, the Somerville Theatre will...

A VIOLENT PROSECUTOR: Watch The Trailer For The Hwang Jung-min Starring Prison Thriller

Hangdog Korean character actor Hwang Jung-min has made his career playing an assortment of cops, lawyers and blue collar style antiheroes, constantly finding new variations to play on his natural strengths and it appears he has done so again with...

Review: THE HIMALAYAS Swaps Snowflakes For Tears

For those looking for an expedition drama, be warned that despite its title, The Himalayas is first and foremost a melodrama. One concerning brotherhood, family and, above all, coping with grief. Himalayan expedition films seem to be in vogue at...

Review: ODE TO MY FATHER Puts Blockbuster Spin On Melodrama

Family takes centre stage in Ode to My Father, a new Korean melodrama that is every bit as bombastic as this year's naval battle hit Roaring Currents. Directed by JK Youn (Youn Je-kyun), whose last film Haeundae sauntered over the...