Tag Archives: South Korean Film

Fourth Place (2015) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): What does really matter to this swimmer boy?

South Korean film “Fourth Place” surprised me as defiantly swimming across lanes of genre conventions with grace and tact. At first, the movie merely seems to be a simple educational tale on teaching and student civil rights, but then it … Continue reading

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Ghost Walk (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): As time goes backward for her

South Korean film “Ghost Walk” is a modest but haunting fantasy drama about urban loneliness and isolation. As its heroine calmly journeys backward through her last several days as a ghost, the movie slowly establishes its melancholic mood surrounding her … Continue reading

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Warning: Do Not Play (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): Searching for one cursed horror flick

South Korean film “Warning: Do Not Play” is a little mystery horror flick alternatively creepy and amusing for its main target audiences. While being as sinister and ominous as required, the movie often throws some wryly amusing moments to be … Continue reading

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My Name Is KIM Bok-dong (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): Her last defiant years

South Korean documentary film “My Name Is KIM Bok-dong” looks into the last defiant years of an old lady who tried hard along with her fellow survivors for getting an official apology from the Japanese government for more than 25 … Continue reading

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EXIT (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): They must find a way out…

South Korean film “EXIT” is better than I expected. When I watched its trailer a few weeks ago, it seemed to be no more than another silly comedy action flick, but the movie does its job fairly well as bouncing … Continue reading

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Parasite (2019) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): An absurd family comedy by Bong Joon-ho

Bong Joon-ho’s latest film “Parasite’, which won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival in last month while also incidentally distinguishing itself as the first South Korean film to receive the award, is a funny and enthralling genre piece … Continue reading

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KIM-GUN (2018) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Searching for a man who was there

I could not help but saddened as watching South Korean documentary film “KIM-GUN”, which, in my trivial opinion, should be watched by any good South Korean citizen. Starting from a photograph of one anonymous figure who recently became the main … Continue reading

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