Tag Archives: South Korea

Steel Rain 2: Summit (2020) ☆☆(2/4): A jumbled South Korean geopolitical thriller

South Korean film “Steel Rain 2: Summit”, which is a sort of retread instead of being a direct sequel to “Steel Rain” (2017), a jumbled geopolitical thriller which tries too many things at once. While it strives to maintain its … Continue reading

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Steel Rain (2017) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): A race against another Korean war

South Korean film “Steel Rain”, which I somehow missed when it was released in South Korean theaters around the end of 2017, is so fast, efficient, and urgent during its first half that it let me down during its middling … Continue reading

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Port and Beach (06/29/12)

                                                                The vacation season has not started yet, so it was quiet on the beach of Sokcho…

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Observatory and Summerhouses (06/28/12)

                                                              Goseong area is right next to the military demarcation line between North Korea and South Korea. You can see North Korea land at the Unification Observatory. The scenery of the coast line facing East Sea is so beautiful that … Continue reading

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Lavender Farm (06/28/12)

                                          After the symposium was over, we went around the east coast region for seesighting. The first place is a beautiful flower/herb farm in some country town.

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Poongsan (2011) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4) : A Man between North and South

Some movies depend on very preposterous premise you cannot believe easily, and “Poongsan”, one of the latest South Korean movies, is a good case. How can he cross the border between South Korea and North Korea so easily? How can … Continue reading

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