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Three (2002) Movie Review

The new Asian anthology movie “Three”, in which 3 directors from 3 different countries craft individual tales unrelated to the...

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Phone (2002) Movie Review

Byeong-ki Ahn’s “Phone” is another in a long line of “Dark Hair Ghost Story” movies, in which a vengeful female...

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Summer Time (2001) Movie Review

Like many South Korean movies made by baby boomers that lived through the democracy movement of the ’70s and ’80s,...

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Happy End (1999) Movie Review

In this day and age, only a fool would cheat on her/his husband/wife after seeing so many movies where the...

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Two Cops 3 (1998) Movie Review

“Two Cops 3″, as the title indicates, is the third installment in a popular series that focuses on two cops...

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Mr. Iron Palm (2003) Movie Review

The South Korean movie “Mr. Iron Palm” is an undeniable Romantic Comedy, and as such its ending is inevitable from...

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Public Enemy (2002) Movie Review

Despite a very graphic suicide (a bullet through the head) popping up early in “Public Enemy,” the rest of the...

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Soul Guardians (1998) Movie Review

The biggest problem with Kwang-chun Park’s “Soul Guardians” is that there is a feeling that the filmmakers are not entirely...

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Legend of Gingko (2000) Movie Review

The actual title of “Legend of Gingko,” as revealed in the movie’s opening sequence, is actually “Legend of Gingko Tree.”...

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Say Yes (2001) Movie Review

If movies have taught me anything (and to be honest, they’ve taught me very little, natch), it’s never to drive...

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Surprise (2002) Movie Review

A t the risk of being accused of ethnic bashing (which, by the way, I have been accused of, natch),...

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Volcano High (2001) Movie Review

“Volcano High” (or “Volcano High School”) is a South Korean action/comedy picture that utilizes a lot of the special effects...

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Bad Guy (2001) Movie Review

There has been so many South Korean and Japanese gangster films that they deserve a subgenre of their own —...

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Last Witness (2001) Movie Review

Chang-ho Bae’s “Last Witness” is a Crime Drama that deals with the Korean War (1950 — 53), a favorite subject...

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This is Law (2002) Movie Review

Byeong-jin Min’s first effort, This is Law, is the kind of film that should be sued for false advertisement —...

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Friend (2001) Movie Review

Kyung-taek Kwak’s “Friend” is a memoir, a recollection of memories about 4 friends and their divergent paths from childhood to...

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