Tag: southkorea

Fantasia 2022 Review: CHOROKBAM, Green is the Loneliest Colour

I grew up what can charitably be descried as lower middle class. Like the central family Chorokbam essays, conversations almost always revolved around what things cost, going to and from work, and what we (or other people) are spending money...

From South Korea: THE ROUNDUP, Opening in U.S. Movie Theaters

Watch the trailer! The sequel to 2017's 'The Outlaws' looks good.

Now on Home Video: HARD HIT, Ticking Time Bomb, Motive in Question

Jo Woo-jin stars in a tense thriller from South Korea, directed by Kim Chang-Ju.

Review: INTRODUCTION, Young Love in a Time of Crisis

Director Hong Sang-soo's Introduction is a timeline-jumbled, melancholic piece about young love in the eyes of adults. Shot just before the COVID pandemic that led to an ensuing lockdown in February-March of 2020, this slight film, clocking at mere 65 minutes,...

Now Streaming: DR. BRAIN, Thrilling Memories, Mysteries and Tragedies

Lee Sun-kyun stars in a sci-fi drama series, written for the screen and directed by Kim Jee-woon, now streaming globally on Apple TV+.

New York Asian 2021 Review: In ESCAPE FROM MOGADISHU, Ryoo Seung-wan Wants No Korean Left Behind

As violence erupts in the African nation of Somalia, delegates from both North and South Korea scramble to evacuate the capital city of Mogadishu in Ryoo Seung-wan's action-packed political thriller Escape From Mogadishu, which was the opening night film at...

Review: THE WOMAN WHO RAN, Deceptively Simple Yet Deliciously Playful

A new film by director Hong Sang-soo.

Now On Demand: MEMORIES OF MURDER, Harrowing, Mesmerizing, Shattering

Song Kang Ho, Kim Sang Kyung, and Park Hae Il star in a masterpiece by director Bong Joon Ho.

New York 2020 Review: THE WOMAN WHO RAN, Hong Sang-soo Again Explores Monotony vs. Chaos

Kim Min-hee, Lee Eun-mi, and Kwon Hae-hyo star in director Hong Sang-soo's deceptively simple yet deliciously playful film.

BEAUTY WATER Trailer: Mom, I Need Your Skin

The first teaser for the upcoming Korean animated film Beauty Water definitely piqued my interest, and now the first trailer lays it all out: Saying goodbye to the face you know will lead to deadly consequences. Directed by Cho Kyung-hun,...

Now Streaming: #ALIVE, Korean Zombies Again, #Hashtag Horror

Yoo Ah-in and Park Shin-hye star in the horror-thriller from South Korea, directed by Cho Il-hyung, and now streaming on Netflix.

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.

BEAUTY WATER Teaser: Say Goodbye to the Face You Know

An animated film from South Korea, Beauty Water sounds very intriguing, a notion that is amplified by a new teaser. Directed by Cho Kyung-hun, the film is described as follows: "In a society as obsessed with physical appearance as modern...

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...

Now Streaming: THE GOD OF HIGH SCHOOL, Kicking People in the Face

A new clip reveals why the anime series on Crunchyroll features a President who resembles Tony Stark, aka Iron Man.

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...

HONEST CANDIDATE Trailer: Lying Politician Starts Telling Funny Truths

What if Jim Carrey ran for political office in Liar, Liar? Back in 1997, the broad comedy wondered what would happen if a lying lawyer had to tell the truth for 24 hours. The upcoming Honest Candidate wonders what would...

Now Streaming: Bong Joon-ho's BARKING DOGS NEVER BITE Throws Expectations Off the Roof

The director's debut feature is now available on Hulu, together with 'Parasite,' 'Mother' and 'The Host.'

Now Streaming: 0.0MHZ, What's the Frequency, Korean Hair Ghost?

Choi Yoon-young, Shin Joo-Hwan, and Jung Eun-ji star in director Yoo Sun-Dong's horror thriller, now on Shudder.

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...