Documentary review: “My Love, Don’t Cross that River”… is what long-lasting love looks like

Review by: Mut Asheru Love is real and Jin Mo-young’s documentary “My Love, Don’t Cross that River” proves it. The film captures the last moments of elderly couple’s Jo Byeong-man and Kang Kye-yeol’s last moments of their 76 year marriage. Yes, you read me right. 76 years! And they were just as lovey-dovey cute as […]

Documentary Review: “KT – Man” by Director Lee Jin-woo. Ambiguous but enjoyable

Review by: Mut Asheru KT – Man is a documentary about one man’s lifelong dedication to his company. Director Lee Jin-woo shadows his father through his last days of working for telecommunications company KT and into forced retirement. The company began as “The Ministry of Information and Communication” or MIC and was a ministry of […]

Film Review: “Understanding Movies” – Cleverly gives the finger to the rules of filmmaking

Review by: Mut Asheru UNDERSTANDING MOVIES is an entertaining short film directed by Yim Ji-eun that comically points out how the business and art of filmmaking can step on each other’s toes much to the detriment of the end product. It demonstrates what can happen when so called “experts and their lauded rules get involved” […]

Film Review: “Shuttlecock” – An indie Korean film that we liked

Review by: Mut Asheru Others have referred to this film as a “road-trip” movie. But it’s not. SHUTTLECOCK (셔틀콕) directed by Lee Yu-bin (이유빈) tells the story of 3step-siblings who have to find a way to live with and take care of each other after their parents deaths. Shuttlecock is a badminton term used for […]

Film Review: “The Suffered” – You want solutions and some healing? Ain’t none here

Review by: Mut Asheru Korean film THE SUFFERED is a human drama that tackles sexual abuse and childhood trauma suffered at the hands of family. The aftermath of said trauma and abuse, results in mentally unstable individuals who are set to crash into each other as they get older with terrifying results. You want solutions […]

Film Review: “Dear Dictator” by writer / director Lee Sang-woo – queue the Cypress Hill “here’s something you just cain’t understand”

Review by: Mut Asheru Let me start by saying “I didn’t see that coming!” Writer / Director Lee Sang-woo’s (이상우) DEAR DICTATOR (친애하는지도자동지께) is the best film ever! Just kidding. It is pretty damn good though. What can I say without giving too much of the film away? Hmmm, how about the synopsis? Buk-seong, Young-rim […]

Film Review: “Nora Noh” – Korean Documentary Tells the Story of Korea’s First Female Ground-Breaking Designer

Review by: Mut Asheru Documentary NORA NOH, directed by  Kim Sung-hee attempts to capture and highlight the living Korean fashion legend Ms. Nora Noh herself. But to quote a classic line “how do catch a cloud and pin it down?”.  She was the first person ever to hold a fashion show in Korea and to […]

Film Review: South Korean Comedy / Drama ‘Rockin on Heaven’s Door’

Review by: Mut Asheru Do you want to feel good inside? If you do ROCKIN ON HEAVEN’S DOOR (뜨거운 안녕) presents you with the perfect opportunity to do so, but you will however have to go through some tears. Not to fear…there are some laughs along the way that balance out the drama / comedy […]

Film Review: “Horny Family” – A Korean comedy that pokes fun at the concept of family, love and fidelity

Review by: Mut Asheru Korean comedy HORNY FAMILY directed by Bo-Sang Park gently and un-apologetically pokes fun at the concept of family, love and fidelity. The film is shot and scripted in a way that humanizes our sex drives and calls to question the notion of lifetime pairing between human beings. Although the movie boasts […]

Film Short Review: “W.M. 2013” – Korean bride fantastically battles zombies on her way to marriage

Movie Review by: Mut Asheru W.M. 2013 is a Korean short film directed by Ahn Gi-chang that is showed at the 17th Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival (PIFAN) in the horror, action category. Coming in at a fantastically action packed 19 minutes W.M. 2013 tells the story of a bride battling her way through male […]