Tag Archives: Korean War

Swing Kids (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): Tap dancing at a Korean War prison camp

There are several spirited moments in South Korean film “Swing Kids”, a funny, delightful comedy drama movie about a group of different characters trying to do a tap dance performance at a Korean War prison camp. Although it starts to … Continue reading

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My FFC review for The Front Line (2011)

My Far-flung correspondent review  for “The Front Line”(2011) has just been posted. If you want to read it, click here. The review was revised from my original review written in July 2011.

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The Front Line (2011) ☆☆☆(3/4) : Waiting for the truce

  There is always the lagging phase in wars unless they end quickly. The soldiers on the both sides are tired and exhausted day by day. They doubt whether they can eventually survive or not. And it seems their hardship … Continue reading

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71: Into the Fire (2010) ☆1/2 (1.5/4) : Awful Hollowness based on a real-life war story

Fortunately, “71: Into the Fire”, officially released on last Thursday in South Korea, is not the bottom of the barrel. But still, it’s near the bottom of the barrel. The movie is not as ideologically repulsive as I feared, but … Continue reading

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