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The Irishman (2019) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A dry, long gangster elegy presented by Martin Scorsese

Martin Scorsese’s latest film “The Irishman”, which was released in South Korea a few days ago and will be available on Netflix on next Wednesday, is a dry, long elegy to a cold, mean, and violent criminal world in the … Continue reading

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New World (2013) ☆☆☆(3/4) : In their ruthless new world

South Korean crime noir film “New World” mixes many familiar elements from its genre into its story, and you may recognize some of them if you have seen its seniors such as “Internal Affairs”(2002) or “The Departed”(2006). For instance, one … Continue reading

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My FFC review for Nameless Gangsters(2012)

My Far-flung correspondent review for “Nameless Gangster”(2012) has just been posted. If you want to read it, click here. The review was revised from my original review written in February 2012.

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Lawless (2012) ☆☆1/2 : They were violent, stubborn, brutal, unwise, and ruthless

“Lawless” has every element it needs for telling a crime drama from the Prohibition era. Besides the good historical background well recreated on the screen, we have three criminal brothers, the associates in their moonshine business, the beautiful women attracted … Continue reading

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Nameless Gangster (2012) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : A dirty rotten scoundrel and his goodfellas

 If you have little background knowledge about South Korean society, you will probably not be able to believe your eyes while watching South Korean movie “Nameless Gangster”, whose subtitle could have been “How to Succeed in Underworld Without Really Trying”. … Continue reading

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The Last Godfather (2010) BOMB : A new kind of 3D – Dated, Dull, and Disgraceful

 I once said in one of my reviews for Korean movies that 2010 was a good year for South Korean movies because of those wonderful movies made by talented directors. And I also pointed out that we had a considerable amount … Continue reading

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