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Start-Up (2019) ☆☆(2/4): A lame comedy packed with uninteresting caricatures

South Korean film “Start-Up”, which is based on the popular online graphic novel of the same name, mainly revolves around two different dudes who do not interest me much. As a matter of fact, I did not care much about … Continue reading

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Almost Che (2012) ☆☆☆(3/4) : He just wanted to get a girl out of his league…

I do not remember a lot about the 1980s in South Korea because I was very young at that time, but I know it was a violent era when many people were injustly crushed by South Korean government because they … Continue reading

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Architecture 101 (2012) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : First Love 101

To be frank with you, I did not have much expectation when I read the synopsis of “Architecture 101”. Though the title sounds indeed different from other countless romance films we have encountered, the story is very familiar on the … Continue reading

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My FFC review for The Front Line (2011)

My Far-flung correspondent review  for “The Front Line”(2011) has just been posted. If you want to read it, click here. The review was revised from my original review written in July 2011.

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Nameless Gangster (2012) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : A dirty rotten scoundrel and his goodfellas

 If you have little background knowledge about South Korean society, you will probably not be able to believe your eyes while watching South Korean movie “Nameless Gangster”, whose subtitle could have been “How to Succeed in Underworld Without Really Trying”. … Continue reading

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Unbowed (2011) ☆☆☆(3/4) : A professor protesting against the unfair legal system.

If you do not know much about South Korean society and take a fair trial for granted, you may find the case depicted in South Korean courtroom drama “Unbowed” absurd and outrageous. So did I while watching it, but, to … Continue reading

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Perfect Game (2011) ☆☆☆(3/4) : The Clash of the Pitchers

 “Perfect Game”, the latest South Korean baseball film, has plenty of the baseballs to pitch to the audiences. Some are balls and they do not work, but I have to admit that there are also lots of strikes that managed … Continue reading

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My FFC review for Bleak Night (2010)

My second review for South Korean movie “Bleak Night”(2010), one of the best South Korean movies of this year, is posted at Roger Ebert’s Far-flung correspondent site. If you want to read it, click here. My original review is here. https://kaist455.wordpress.com/2011/06/12/bleak-night-2010/ … Continue reading

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Punch (2011) ☆☆☆(3/4) : His enemy, His teacher, and… His neighbour

If you are a South Korean and you were relatively lucky while going through ruthless South Korean education system, you probably had at least one teacher who ‘bothered’ you a lot in your school days. He had a lot of … Continue reading

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Countdown (2011) ☆☆☆(3/4) : It’s not easy to get her liver

 It seems serious at first with the matter of life and death, but “Countdown” is an enjoyable action thriller funnier than I had expected. Above all, it has the terrific comic performance from Jeon Do-yeon, one of the most talented … Continue reading

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