Tag Archives: South Korean Film

Miss Baek (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): She just wants to save this desperate girl…

South Korean film “Miss Baek” is a glum tale of a woman who simply wants to help a young little girl who is not so different from who she once was. While it is often uncomfortable to watch due to … Continue reading

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After My Death (2017) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Whose fault was it?

I winced at times while watching South Korean film “After My Death”, a stark, melancholic drama about the anger, frustration, and grievance revolving around one devastating incident. Although this is not a pleasant experience at all, the movie is alternatively … Continue reading

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Last Child (2017) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): After a tragedy

There is the palpable sense of grief and desolation right from the beginning of South Korean film “Last Child”. Calmly observing its three main characters who have been stuck in the gloomy and suffocating aftermath of one irreversible tragedy, the … Continue reading

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Butterfly Sleep (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): A romance before she is faded away

To be frank with you, I could not help but envy the heroine of South Korean-Japanese film “Butterfly Sleep”. As watching her cozy modern house filled with various books, I became curious about those books even though they are written … Continue reading

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Adulthood (2017) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A girl and her con man uncle

South Korean film “Adulthood” is a simple but charming comedy drama to be cherished. Alternatively humorous and sensitive in its low-key comic approach, the movie generates a number of nice intimate scenes to enjoy, and it is also anchored well … Continue reading

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The Spy Gone North (2018) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): The Spy Who Came into North Korea

South Korean film “The Spy Gone North” did not show me anything particularly new. Inspired by the remarkable real-life story of a South Korean secret agent who successfully approached to high-ranking North Korean officials and then even went inside North … Continue reading

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Illang: The Wolf Brigade (2018) ☆☆(2/4): Heavy is the body that wears the armour

Watching South Korean film “Illang: the Wolf Brigade” was a grim and ponderous experience. Although there are a number of well-made action sequences, the movie does not provide enough fun and interest to hold my attention despite its supposedly intriguing … Continue reading

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