JIFF 2013 Film Review: “Groggy Summer” by director Yun Su-ik

Review by: T. Mathenia Ahh, people with dreams. Summertime for high-school aged kids has long lent itself to great coming of age stories. Korean film, GROGGY SUMMER – 그로기 썸머 by indie director Yun Su-ik is no different. Shot with a slew of intimate close-ups the audience can’t help but be emotionally drawn in as the […]

Korean Film Review: ‘Two Weddings and a Funeral’…a Korean movie about coming out

Review By: Mut Asheru TWO WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL directed by Kimjho Gwang-soo is a light-hearted (for the most part) movie about some of the questions every gay person faces.  Mainly, should I come out or hide? Coming out in Korea is probably one of the more difficult countries to do that in but the […]

Key Artwork Revealed for the 2013 Hong Kong Summer International Film Festival (SIFF)

The Hong Kong International Film Festival Society (HKIFFS) announced the key art of the Hong Kong Summer International Film Festival (SIFF) 2013, a WHIMSICAL FANTASY by the renowned local graphic designer Dreamergo (芝麻羔). Incorporating fantasy and romance, the “Spaceship” design this year ENCOURAGES filmgoers to embark on AN “OUT OF THIS WORLD” adventure WHICH REMINDS […]

Film Review: ‘Miracle in Cell No. 7’..scores big on presentation, but…

Review By: Christopher J. Wheeler Society may not always have our best interests at heart. Laws and regulations are tangled with bureaucracy and riddled with a rigidity that often leaves the individual alone and unrepresented. Modern Korean cinema has embraced the depiction of such societal frustrations, often choosing to downplay authority figures while indulging melodramatics. […]


Film Review: ‘Confession of Murder’ – what would happen if a killer came into the spotlight and laid claim to his deviant acts?

Review By: Christopher J. Wheeler His face is covered with a white mask, his head by a maroon fisherman’s hat. He’s quick, skilled in close quarter combat and seems to, at this moment, have the upper hand over detective Choi (Jeong Jae-yeong). After slitting the throat of the woman whose store they burst through, a chase […]

DIFF 2013 Film Review: A Company Man ; love, action, remorse, revenge, comedic moments and the sublime So Ji-sub

Movie Review By: Mut Asheru “Is anyone really happy with their job?!”, expresses Ji Hyeong-Do’s (지형도) boss during the climatic fight scene in Writer/Director Lim Sang-yoon’s (임상윤) action, thriller A COMPANY MAN (회사원). The answer to that question is the crux of the movie. Good-looking monosyllabic Ji Hyeong-Do (So Ji-sub) obtained the ever respectable company […]

DIFF 2013 Film Review: Azooma – A South Korean movie about a pedophile and a mother’s revenge

Movie Review by: Mut Asheru Playing at this year’s Dallas International Film Festival (DIFF 2013) is the Korean drama Azooma (공정사회). A  gut-twisting tale of a mother’s revenge  directed/written by Lee Ji-seung (이지승). Overall I liked it. This Busan International Film Festival  winner is about a pedophile that kidnaps and rapes a 10-year-old girl and […]

Film Review: ‘Wedding Scandal’ – A charming South Korean romantic comedy with awesome, succinct character development at its heart.

Film Review by: Mut  Asheru WEDDING SCANDAL is a charming romantic comedy with awesome, succinct character development at its heart. If I’ve said it once I’ve said it a million times; “script and casting”. This film gets it right on both counts. Directed by Shin Dong-yeob (신동엽), this gem of a “boy meets fake wife’s twin […]

Jet Li’s The Sorceror and the White Snake in Theaters Feb 8

No word on a release date in the states…if any. Thank god for technology. We will find a way. The Sorceror and the White Snake Jet Li hunts gorgeous she-demons in this martial arts-heavy fantasy flick See larger image Departures New From: $109.78 USD In Stock