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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...

TOWER OF GOD Trailer: Climb Up, Face Terrors, Achieve Greatness

What does the new anime season promise? Let's start with Tower of God, which premiered exclusively on Crunchyroll earlier today. Officially, it's "a dark fantasy action series that centers on the journey of a young man as he battles his...

PARASITE Wins the World

South Korea's own Parasite won Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best International Feature Film, Best Director (Bong Joon Ho), and Best Writing, Original Screenplay (Bong Joon Ho, Han Jin Won). See an official list of all the award winners and...

CIUDAD MALDITA Trailer: Never Let Them In!

Spooky, bloody, and chilling moments come fast in the trailer for a film from Korea, identified here by its Spanish-language title, Ciudad Maldita. Andes Films will be distributing in Europe, with a theatrical release set for February 13. The synopsis...

ScreenAnarchy's Top Ten Films of 2019

As 2019 comes to an end, ScreenAnarchy’s global team of critics and cineastes weighs in with our favourite cinematic offerings from the past 12 months, which saw Netflix lead the charge for cementing the legitimacy of the streaming platforms, while...

Busan 2019 Review: LIGHT FOR THE YOUTH Conveys the Desperate Struggles of South Korea's Younger Generation

The acute hardships of South Korea’s youth and the dog-eat-dog mentality of the corporate workplace are the focus of writer-director Shin Su-won’s fourth feature, Light for the Youth. With Glass Garden (2017), Madonna (2015) and Pluto (2012), Shin’s previous films...

Busan 2019 Review: THE EDUCATION, A Life Lesson on Human Nature

In The Education, a young woman develops an unlikely relationship with a teenager when she is hired to take care of his severely disabled mother. One of three Korean features in the Busan International Film Festival’s New Currents competition section, director...

Busan 2019 Review: AN OLD LADY Addresses Elderly Rape, Ageing and Mortality

Premiering in the Busan International Film Festival’s New Currents competition section, Lim Sun-ae’s An Old Lady touches on the less-commonly addressed issue of elder sexual abuse in South Korea. A 69-year-old lady accuses a nursing assistant of rape at a...