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Chae Min Seo in The Vegetarian (2009) Movie Image

Vegetarian (2009) Movie Review

“Vegetarian”, originally released in 2009, marked the debut of Korean art house director Lim Woo Seong, and like his recent...

Jang Dong-Gun and Joe Odagiri in My Way (2011) Movie Image

My Way (2011) Movie Review

“My Way” has been one of the most eagerly anticipated Korean blockbusters for some time, marking the return of writer...

Jeong-hwa Eom in Dancing Queen (2012) Movie Image

Dancing Queen (2012) Movie Review

Korean comedy “Dancing Queen” has already emerged as one of the year’s biggest hits, following popular film and television actress...

Myung-min Kim in Pacemaker (2011) Movie Image

Pacemaker (2011) Movie Review

“Pacemaker” is a Korean underdog sports story, this time revolving around the titular runner, a support athlete who helps to...

Ye-jin Son in Spellbound (2011) Movie Image

Spellbound (2011) Movie Review #2

Romantic comedy gets a ghostly twist with the Korean film “Spellbound” (aka “Chilling Romance”), which marks the directorial debut of...

Love On-Air aka Wonderful Radio (2012) Movie Image

Love On-Air (2012) Movie Review

aka “Wonderful Radio” As its title suggests, “Love On-Air” is a radio themed Korean romantic comedy, which revolves around popular...

Arirang (2011) Movie Image

Arirang (2011) Movie Review

Screened at the 2012 Terracotta Far East Film Festival. Controversial and (very) angry Korean director Kim Ki Duk returns after...

Yu-mi Jeong in Silenced (2011) Movie Image

Silenced (2011) Movie Review

Based on the novel “Dokani” by Kong Ji Young and charting shocking real life events and sexual abuse at a...

Park So-yeon in Scars (2011) Movie Image

Scars (2011) Movie Review

“Scars” sees indie director Lim Woo Seong following his impressive and much praised debut “Vegetarian” with another dark exploration of...

Han Hyo-joo and So Ji-sub in Always (2011) Movie Image

Always (2011) Movie Review

Respected Korean indie director Song Il Gon, praised for the likes of “Magicians”, “Flower Island” and the superb psychological mystery...

Yoo Da-in in Re-encounter (2010) Movie Image

Re-encounter (2010) Movie Review

2010 and 2011 were particularly great years for Korean indie cinema, with lots of very worthwhile productions making it to...

S.I.U. (2011) Movie Image

S.I.U. (2011) Movie Review

Mismatched cop buddy films have long been popular in Korean cinema, from the classic paring of Ahn Sung Ki and...

Han Ye Seul in Penny Pinchers (2011) Movie Image

Penny Pinchers (2011) Movie Review

“Penny Pinchers” is a Korean romantic comedy with an economic theme, following a couple of likeable outsiders trying to get...

Jeong Seok-won in The Beast (2011) Movie Image

The Beast (2011) Movie Review

“The Beast” is another Korean kidnap thriller, written and directed by first timer Hwang Yu Sik and starring up and...

Jae-yeong Jeong in Countdown (2011) Movie Image

Countdown (2011) Movie Review

“Countdown” is an all star Korean thriller headlined by two of the country’s most popular talents, namely award winning actress...

Elbowroom (2010) Movie Image

Elbowroom (2010) Movie Review

Hard hitting Korean indie drama “Elbowroom” marks a bold debut for director Ham Kyoung Rok, following the trials and tribulations...

Kang-ho Song and Shin Se-Kyung in Hindsight (2011) Movie Image

Hindsight (2011) Movie Review

“Hindsight” attracted a great deal of hype in Korea, marking the return of “Il Mare” director Lee Hyun Seung after...

Lee Min Ki and Kang Hye Won in Quick (2011) Movie Image

Quick (2011) Movie Review

“Quick” is a Korean blockbuster in the Hollywood mould, which as its title suggests packs in plenty of high speed...

Sang-woo Kwone in Pain (aka Pained, 2011) Movie Image

Pain (aka Pained, 2011) Movie Review

Korean blockbuster director Kwak Kyung Taek, responsible for hits such as “Friend” and “Typhoon” returns with something a little different...

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Couples (2011) Movie Review

“Couples” is a Korean remake of Japanese director Kenji Uchida’s popular 2004 offbeat romantic comedy “A Stranger of Mine”, helmed...

Hae-il Park in War of the Arrows (2011) Movie Image

War of the Arrows (2011) Movie Review

“War of the Arrows” (also known as “Arrow, the Ultimate Weapon”) is a period set Korean blockbuster revolving around battling...

Son Ye-jin and Lee Min-ki in Spellbound (2011) Movie Image

Spellbound (2011) Movie Review

Generally speaking, I am not a fan of your typical, run-of-the-mill romantic comedies, regardless of what country they hail from....

Ji-won Ha and Sung-kee Ahn in Sector 7 (2011) Movie Image

Sector 7 (2011) Movie Review #2

“Sector 7” is a big budget Korean monster film, charting the struggle between the crew of an offshore oilrig and...

Kim Ha Neul in Blind (2011) Movie Image

Blind (2011) Movie Review

“Blind” is a Korean thriller which takes on the classic suspense theme of pitting a blind heroine against a killer,...

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Sunny (2011) Movie Review

“Sunny” has been one of the biggest hits of the year in Korea, perhaps somewhat surprising given that it’s essentially...