Tag Archives: South Korean Film

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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Second Life (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): As she is running from herself

South Korean independent film “Second Life” is a sad, melancholic story about one young girl desperately running from herself via her constant lies. Although its heroine is not particularly likable to say the least, the movie observes her dishonest behaviors … Continue reading

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Juror 8 (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): Eight Jurors and One Judge

South Korean film “Juror 8” is a familiar but enjoyable courtroom comedy drama which delivers its points well while also entertaining its audiences enough. Although it is instantly reminiscent of other similar films such as Sidney Lumet’s “12 Angry Men” … Continue reading

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Miss & Mrs. Cops (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): A good start for two female cops

At first, I did not have much expectation on South Korean comedy film “Miss & Mrs. Cops”, which did not look that fresh or interesting to me when I came across its trailer a few weeks ago. However, after hearing … Continue reading

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A Haunting Hitchhike (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): In an unkind world

South Korean film “A Haunting Hitchhike” is the gloomy story of a young teenage girl struggling with harsh aspects of her unkind world. She simply hopes that things will get better for her, but she only finds herself facing more … Continue reading

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To My River (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): The daily life of a poet

South Korean independent film “To My River” grows on me more as I reflect on it more. As a dry but sensitive character drama about life and poetry, it requires some patience from time to time, but it gradually comes … Continue reading

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