Tag: korea

Now Streaming: THE SCHOOL NURSE FILES, Fight Monsters, Save Kids, Eat Lunch

Directed by Lee Kyoung-mi ('The Truth Beneath'), the Korean series, now streaming on Netflix, stars Jung Yu-mi and is a wonderfully wild sci-fi fantasy concoction.

STEEL RAIN 2: SUMMIT Trailer: This Is My Submarine!

As if reality hasn't been sufficiently harrowing, especially over the past few months, Steel Rain 2: Summit proposes that the leaders of North Korea and South Korea meet with the leader of the United States to hammer out a proposal...

TRAIN TO BUSAN Extended Version Trailer: Zombies Returning to Theaters

Just when you thought it was safe to go back on the rails, an extended version of Yeon Sang-ho's Train to Busan is heading to theaters in various Asian territories. It sounds like good timing. Where cinemas are open, new...

Review: MONSTRUM, Very Silly, Very Gory, Fun Action Movie

Several entries were added to the sub-sub-genre of Korean history-slash-horror films in 2018 (and there's even a Korean historical zombie series, Kingdom, on Netflix). The Imagine Film Festival showed one of these early in 2019: Korean director Huh Jong-ho's historical...

ALL OF US ARE DEAD: Korean Zombies Will Return to Life on Netflix

Just when we thought it was safe to stay inside and avoid the coming zombie apocalypse, here comes Netflix with All of Us Are Dead, a new adaptation of Korean webtoon series Now At Our School. Per Deadline, the series...

ASHFALL Trailer Blows Up Korea

You say "ridiculous," I say "awesome," let's call the whole thing Ashfall. Heading to theaters in Asia beginning on December 19 -- hitting Hong Kong on January 1, 2020 -- from CJ Entertainment, Ashfall looks to be a big-spectacle type...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DURI: Watch Matt Halsall's Engrossing Short Now

Writer-director Matt Halsall has appeared in these pages before, the Korean based director having turned out a number of striking short films in the past. And while Halsall's focus in recent days has been on developing a slate of feature...

Australia Korean Fest 2019: Celebrating Ten Years of KOFFIA

The Korean Film Festival in Australia (KOFFIA) celebrates ten years this year, powered by the Cultural Office, the festival is a wonderful initiative to showcase not only great films, but promote Korean culture as a whole. With exciting special guests...

LOVE ALARM Trailer: Live-Action Korean YA Romance Rings Cartoon Bells

Netflix does not appear to have a unified strategy for programming Asian movies and TV show, which makes it all the more intriguing to a Western outsider. Here in the U.S., we are long accustomed to seeing all Asian titles...

Notes on Streaming: Korean RAMPANT Brings More Zombies

Watch gorgeous period costumes get soaked in blood!

Notes on Streaming: Enjoy a Sampler Trio by Hong Sang-soo

All on the Criterion Channel: 'The Day He Arrives,' 'On the Beach At Night Alone' and 'Claire's Camera.'

Notes on Streaming: RILAKKUMA AND KAORU From Japan, POSSESSION From Korea

Plus: Another Japanese show that's definitely not for me -- it's Netflix or bust this month!

Notes on Streaming: ULTRAMAN and TWILIGHT ZONE Return

Plus: Teasing Korean 'Persona.'

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...

Explosive New Trailer for Korean DRUG WAR Remake Will Make You a BELIEVER

The much-anticipated Korean remake of Johnnie To's crime drama Drug War has dropped an electric first trailer ahead of its domestic release on May 24. From The Silenced director Lee Hae-young, the film will head overseas under the new international...

Review: CLAIRE'S CAMERA, A Perfunctory Blip

Love him or hate him, Hong Sangsoo has been remarkably consistent with his films, which both offer viewers a familiar framework and new variations on his favorite themes. His 20th work Claire's Camera debuted last year at the Cannes Film...

Review: In AUTUMN, AUTUMN, Melancholic Realism Reigns

Emerging talent from South Korea, Jang Woo-jin, contemplates on human contact and loneliness in impressively shot sophomore feature with transcendentalist veneer

Review: THE VILLAINESS Dances a Hyperkinetic Pulp, Blade and Bullet Ballet

Korean action cinema bursts through to new horizons in the hyperkinetic pulp blade and bullet ballet The Villainess. Equal parts Kill Bill, Nikita, John Wick, Hardcore Henry and HK-era John Woo, the second film from Confession of Murder director Jung...

THE VILLAINESS Exclusive Clip: Watch This Twice and Call Me in the Morning

As you might expect from its title, The Villainess revolves around a female assassin. Our own Pierce Conran notes in his review that it excels in its action scenes, and that may be all you need to know. But if...

Review: REAL Makes Korean Noir Gloriously Camp, Weird and Amazing

In the same week that a new release has been embraced by the media (Bong Joon-ho's Okja), another has been making headlines for all the wrong reasons. So strong has the vitriol been for Real, a vehicle for Asian superstar...