Tag Archives: South Korean Film

Special Delivery (2022) ☆☆☆(3/4): She must deliver this kid to the end

South Korean film “Special Delivery”, whose theatrical release in South Korea was incidentally delayed for around 2 years due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, is a competent genre product to be appreciated for its taut and efficient handling of story … Continue reading

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The Policeman’s Lineage (2022) ☆☆(2/4): A tepidly murky police procedural

South Korean film “The Policeman’s Lineage” is probably one of the most tedious police procedurals I have ever encountered at movie theater during several recent years. While I did not care much about its main characters mainly defined by their … Continue reading

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Spiritwalker (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): A slick and efficient fantasy action flick

South Korean film “Spiritwalker” is a slick and efficient genre piece which handles its familiar genre elements much better than I thought when I came across its trailer in last month. Once it sets the rules around its utterly preposterous … Continue reading

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Chun Tae-il (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): One plain lad who fought for other workers out there

South Korean animation film “Chun Tae-il” is a plain but sincere presentation of one young real-life laborer who came to bring more public attention to workers’ rights via his tragic early death. As a guy who does not know that … Continue reading

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The Shaman Sorceress (2018) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): A shaman sorceress’ story

South Korean animation feature film “The Shaman Sorceress” does not seem to be confident about its story and characters. While it works to some degree as a harrowing melodramatic fable of cultural clash, the movie, which is based on the … Continue reading

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Nothing Serious (2021) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): No string attached, right?

As your average seasoned moviegoer, I usually find myself getting bored while watching romantic comedy films. Unless they are equipped with enough charm and appeal to hold my attention, many of romantic comedy films do not engage me that much … Continue reading

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Coming to You (2021) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): As they stand by their sexual minority kids

I often could not help but become a bit emotional as watching South Korean documentary film “Coming to You”. Mainly focusing on two different mothers willingly standing by their respective sexual minority kids, the documentary lets the audiences have more … Continue reading

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Perhaps Love (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): It’s complicated among them

South Korean comedy film “Perhaps Love” caught me off guard for several solid moments for laughs and chuckles. Cheerfully hopping among a number of different colorful comic characters, the movie frequently shines with considerable wit and humor, and then it … Continue reading

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Kim Jong-boon of Wangshimni (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): As she keeps living

South Korean documentary film “Kim Jong-boon of Wangshimni” is a plain but intimate portrayal of one ordinary old lady who has some interesting life stories to tell. While she is the mother of a young activist who tragically died during … Continue reading

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Our Midnight (2020) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Their midnight stroll

South Korean independent film “Our Midnight” gives one of the most haunting visual presentations of Seoul I have ever encountered during last several years. Although many of those locations shown in the film are not that familiar to me, they … Continue reading

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