Tag Archives: South Korean Film

Door Lock (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): Somebody tries to unlock the door….

South Korean film “Door Lock” terrified me more than I expected. When I saw its poster and synopsis a few weeks ago, I thought it was just another woman-in-danger movie, but then I heard some good words from others, and … Continue reading

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Default (2018) ☆☆☆ (3/4): A broad look into the South Korean financial crisis in 1997

South Korean film “Default” intends to give us a broad look into the South Korean financial crisis in 1997, and it did a fairly good job despite its several weak elements. While occasionally hampered by its rather heavy-handed storytelling and … Continue reading

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Young-ju (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): A simple but bleak drama about guilt and torment

South Korean film “Young-ju” is a simple but bleak drama about guilt and torment. Although there are several moments which are quite difficult to watch for their considerable emotional intensity, the movie steadily engages us as closely observing its main … Continue reading

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Ode to the Goose (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): Ode to Gunsan

The works of Zhang Lü, who drew my attention for the first time with “Dooman River” (2011), always have a palpable sense of people and locations. While “Dooman River” immersed us into the realistic daily life of Korean Chinese characters … Continue reading

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Intimate Strangers (2018) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): A dinner game gone wrong

South Korean “Intimate Strangers” is an amusing comedy film about secrets and lies exposed via a dinner game gone wrong. As cheerfully pushing its main characters into more troubles and embarrassments, the movie generates a number of humorous moments which … Continue reading

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Grass (2018) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): A simple observation of several conversations

South Korean film “Grass” is pretty simple, but it is also quite frustrating at times. Simply observing a number of small conversation scenes, the movie provides some good moments to savor, but the movie somehow fails to engage me as … Continue reading

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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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