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" in the creative process when the original vision … [Read more...] about Film Review: “Understanding Movies” – Cleverly gives the finger to the rules of filmmaking
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 the ball that is hit between the opposing opponent’s racquets. … [Read more...] about Film Review: “Shuttlecock” – An indie Korean film that we liked
Review by: Ifakoya English I have no idea what this is….but I love it! A remake of a Tokusatsu series of the same name from 1970’s, this movie attempts to bring the story of Yutaka Daimon (played here by two actors; Itsuji Itao being the older and Yasuhisa Furuhara being the younger) to the current generation in an attempt to update it while still holding onto the cheesy … [Read more...] about Film Review: “Denjin Zabōgā” – I have no idea what this is….but I love it!
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 and some healing? Better go see another film THE … [Read more...] about Film Review: “The Suffered” – You want solutions and some healing? Ain’t none here
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 and Woosuckare live in the ghetto. I don’t know why but … [Read more...] about 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 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 make designer ready-made clothes. She dressed movie stars and provided their … [Read more...] about Film Review: “Nora Noh” – Korean Documentary Tells the Story of Korea’s First Female Ground-Breaking Designer
Review by: Ifakoya English Oh boy. I can’t really start to describe this movie. Japanese action-horror flick Kyūketsu Shōjo tai Shōjo Furanken is based off of a manga of the same name...that doesn’t really tell you much, except that it’s akin to our video-game movies. To get the actual plot out of the way, it’s about a vampire girl who falls for a boy, but he’s already … [Read more...] about DVD Review: “Kyūketsu Shōjo tai Shōjo Furanken” – Japanese action-horror flick that’s umm…
Review by: Ifakoya English You know, there are thing in the universe that I think I would go out of my way to avoid. Being the type of person I am these things typically revolve around friendship, trust, and anything dealing with human emotion that isn’t the need for destruction, death, and violence. I happen to be a villainous type of person. Now, here we have a curious … [Read more...] about Film Review: “Sarubeji Maisu!” – directed by Ryuta Tasaki