Tag Archives: South Korean Film

Slate (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): The way of a heroine

South Korean independent film “Slate” is a little fun action fantasy tale which does its job better than expected in its modest genre playground. While clearly reminiscent of “The Wizard of Oz” (1939) due to its fantasy story premise, the … Continue reading

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Zombie Crush in Heyri (2020) ☆☆(2/4): Girls’ tepid fun with zombies

South Korean independent film “Zombie Crush in Heyri” is too mild as a zombie flick while also being not so funny as a comedy film. While I appreciate its earnest attempt to mix two very different genre elements to some … Continue reading

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I Want to Know Your Parents (2022) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Parents worse than their kids

I came to have some reservation as watching South Korean film “I Want to Know Your Parents”, which is finally released here in South Korean theaters after being suspended for several years due to the allegations of sexual harassment on … Continue reading

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December Spring (2021) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): At his father’s funeral

In my inconsequential opinion, South Korean film “December Spring” is a bit too generous to its rather unlikable hero. While it is often amusing to observe how awkward he looks under a very serious family situation during its first two … Continue reading

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The Slug (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): You will certainly cheer for her

You may really want to hug the heroine of South Korean independent film “The Slug”, which is much more intimate and heartfelt than its rather slimy title suggests. While life remains hard and uncertain for her even at the end … Continue reading

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The Novelist’s Film (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): How they come to make a film

As I said many times before, my history with Hong Sang-soo’s films has been rather complicated. During the time when I became a bit more serious about films, “Tale of Cinema” (2005) and “Woman on the Beach” (2006) felt like … Continue reading

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The Anchor (2022) ☆☆☆(3/4): An anchor in crisis

South Korean film “The Anchor” is another typical woman-in-crisis flick, but it did the job a bit better than expected. Although the story becomes a little too contrived during its last act in my humble opinion, the movie mostly works … Continue reading

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Awoke (2020) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Have some compassion on him…

I feel rather conflicted about South Korean independent film “Awoke”. Although it is surely serious about its main subject which has become quite a relevant issue in the South Korean society, the movie is not recommendable enough because of its … Continue reading

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The Girl on a Bulldozer (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): Who can stop her?

South Korean film “The Girl on a Bulldozer” is about one feisty girl who cannot be possibly stopped at all. While she is not a very nice person at all, we cannot help but admire her will and determination as … Continue reading

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Cats’ Apartment (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): They need more than care…

South Korean documentary film “Cats’ Apartment” observes a bunch of cats inhabiting in a big old apartment complex located at the eastern end of Seoul. While it is often amusing to watch how these cute cats live day by day, … Continue reading

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