Tag: Korean

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Goemul (The Host) [2006]

The best thing about Korean cinema in general, and Bong Joon-ho’s Goemul (The Host) [2006], is the blatant genre-bending and general disregard for cinematic rules that we, as…

Snowpiercer [2013]

Armed with the knowledge that using rhetorical questions in writing is a cardinal… fuck it… What is a film review for? Is it a)     To help people that…

Haegyeolsa (Troubleshooter) [2010]

Haegyeolsa (Troubleshooter), directed by first timer Hyeok-jae Kwon, tells the story of ex-detective, widower and Private-Eye, Kang Tae-Sik (Sol Kyung-Gu), who since leaving the force, mostly works catching…

Tazza: The High Rollers [2006]

The second film directed by Choi Dong-hoon[1], Tazza: The High Rollers (also known as The War of Flowers) is a fascinating gambling con comedy crime action thriller based…

Baramgwa Hamjje Sarajida (The Grand Heist) [2012]

Baramgwa Hamjje Sarajida (The Grand Heist) is one of those zany Korean films that blends about a thousand different genres and somehow gets away with it. Set in…

Jak Jeon (The Scam) [2009]

Jak Jeon (The Scam) is Korean crime thriller film about insider stock market trading and stock rigging directed by Lee Ho-Jae. The premise is that Kang Hyun-soo (Park…

Bin Jip (3-Iron) [2004]

Kim Ki-Duk’s films have progressively become more popular, after the haunting and powerful The Isle (Seom) [2000], the disturbing Bad Guy (Nabbeun Namja) [2001] and Spring, Summer, Autumn,…

Tae Guk Gi (Brotherhood of War) [2004]

Korea’s exiting, innovative and rapidly expanding film industry has had huge international success across a variety of genres in the past few years with films such as Oldboy…