Tag Archives: South Korean Film

Lost to Shame (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): His ‘truthful’ performance

There is an ironic edgy fun in South Korean film “Lost to Shame”, a dark, biting story about one contradictory juxtaposition of art and hypocrisy. As its actor hero struggles with his pretension as well as his artistic job, the … Continue reading

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The End of April (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): As she prepares for her examination…

South Korean film “The End of April” is a stark, gloomy psychological horror thriller which often unnerves and confounds us with a number of darkly nervous moments. While some of you may be confused about what exactly happens in the … Continue reading

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The Poet and the Boy (2017) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Poetry and sexual confusion

South Korean film “The Poet and the Boy” is a familiar story to the bone. Here is an artist struggling with his lack of inspiration, but then there comes an unexpected possibility of romance, and he is both confused and … Continue reading

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The Fortress (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): The impossible situation in a fortress under siege

There is the accumulating sense of despair hovering over the main characters in South Korean film “The Fortress”. As their stronghold is besieged by their powerful opponent, it is pretty clear to them that there are only two options left … Continue reading

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I Can Speak (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): She wants to speak…

South Korean film “I Can Speak” is more serious than its trailer suggests. When I watched the trailer, I thought it was merely another silly comedy film, but then I heard that it is about a certain serious historical subject … Continue reading

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Criminal Conspiracy (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): How South Korean media has been ruined

South Korean documentary film “Criminal Conspiracy” made me sad and angry for good reasons. During last 10 years, several major broadcasting companies in South Korean have been seriously damaged and corrupted by South Korean politicians and their cronies, and the … Continue reading

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The Table (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): One same table, four different conversations

South Korean film “The Table” consists of four different conversation scenes unfolded on one table. During each scene, we meet two characters, and then we listen to their conversation as observing the mood and nuances surrounding them. While this is … Continue reading

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