Review by: Mut Asheru CATS AND DOGS (그 강아지 그 고양이) is an indie Korean romantic-comedy directed by Min Byung-Woo (민병우). Tagged to be Korea’s and the worlds’ first feature length film shot entirely with an iPhone4s. Hey, we’re all for the green initiative but how does that work in regards to movies and camera angles? Well, I’m happy to say in the case of CATS AND DOGS it … [Read more...] about Film Review: ‘Cats and Dogs’…good movie made for the heart, from the heart…entirely with an iPhone4s
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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 … [Read more...] about Film Review: ‘Miracle in Cell No. 7’..scores big on presentation, but…
Review by: Mut Asheru TOUCH (directed by Byunghun Min) is a deeply moving Korean film about a family that’s in rapid decline to rock bottom status. Perhaps a little existential in its approach the film is full of close ups and cut-tos with shaky camera work throughout which gives the film a hardline, realistic edge. The two main actors have a great screen presence … [Read more...] about Film Review: “Touch”
Chung Ji-young’s NATIONAL SECURITY takes no time at all in getting straight to the heart of its tale—beatings, brainwashing, and, most of all, torture. Similar to his 2011 efforts in UNBOWED, Chung has once again chosen to dabble in creative nonfiction, taking creative shortcuts where and if he pleases. The result is a horrific account of one man’s captivity and torture during … [Read more...] about Film Review: ‘National Security’ a tale of beatings, brainwashing, and, most of all, torture
Review By: T. Mathenia ANYWHERE IN SEOUL is a short film with a solid linear script shot in high technical quality. Kim Chun-Bae (Kim Byung-Su) is an underprivileged and uneducated man in his fifties. He desperately strives for getting a job, but it’s not easy for him. He is willing to do anything for his disabled son Min-Jun, but life is tough for an ex-convict like … [Read more...] about Film Review: Film Short – ‘Anywhere in Seoul’ – a short film with a solid linear script shot in high technical quality.