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
A Look Back: "Ichi" (2008) English: …..Still Ichi Studio: Shochiku Distributor[s]: Warner Bros. Japan and Funimation Review by: Ifakoya English When your movie has the ability to make me smile just by looking at the poster. You’ve done something right. This film is a little gem, especially to those fans of the Zatoichi films or just Chambara [Samurai Cinema] films in … [Read more...] about Film Review: “Ichi”…It compels you, it draws you to it
So word is two of our favorite companies Well Go USA and DramaFever (K-Drama love!) have teamed up to hit us super duper hard in our Korean drama / film lovin mouths. They have just announced their first comprehensive deal to bring feature films to DramaFever's audience, and an expansion into independent, action, and genre films. Well Go will be licensing new titles to … [Read more...] about Well Go USA and DramaFever…ish just got awesome!
Review by: Ifakoya English ….What in nine circles of implausible hell is this? Clearly the existence of this can really only be explained by saying that it was meant to be a weapon. A weapon that someone was developing in order to combat some ancient dark wizard that threatened to destroy the world, and they showed him this in order to drive him away. Really, there is no … [Read more...] about Anime Review: “Zettai Shougeki: Platonic Heart” – we must be honest
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”