Film Review: “Only Yesterday” – Old made new!…In English to boot!

Review By: Ifakoya English Opens at the Angelika Theater, March 11th There is little magic that compares with that of nostalgia, and few things as precious as memories. ONLY YESTERDAY delivered to the world in 1991 by the legendary Studio Ghibli  (Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle) is a charming masterpiece. Directed by Isao Takahata (The […]

The 38th HKIFF Restored Classics Preview: Hitchcock, Malick and Ozu Yasujiro classics return to cinema

The Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF), will continue its popular programme of screening immaculate digital restorations of classic films in the way they were originally meant to be seen – on the big screen. This year’s festival programme includes Alfred HITCHCOCK’s Dial M for Murder (3-D), and four classic works by Japan’s great master […]

Trailer Love: Korean Movie “The X” starring Kang Dong-won

Trailer Love: Intruders, 2013 (조난자들)

Trailer Love: “Let Me Out” feat Kwon Hyun Sang

The List: 7 Korean Films Mindful of Love

Navigating through the audio-visual waves of K-culture can be bloody-hard work. Once you’ve stuck it out through the revenge binge (list coming soon) there is still a good plough through commercial comedies and dramas for as far as the eye can see. It really is backbreaking work; but having survived such a journey (and now […]

Filmmaker Interview: Korean Indie “Cats and Dogs’ Director Min Byung-woo

By: Mut Asheru (한국어) 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 […]

Film Review: Pedro Almodóvar’s “I’m So Excited”…get yo head in the clouds cuz this one is out there!

Movie Review by: Mut Asheru Pedro Almodóvar’s I’M SO EXCITED is a great time at the movies. It’s a foreign language film (Spanish) with subtitles so yes reading is involved. The number of laughs that the script and cast delivers is well worth the effort. The beginning disclaimer says it all…“Everything in this film is fantasy, […]

Filmmaker Interview: “Azooma” Korean Film Director Lee Ji-seung

Interview by: Mut Asheru Korean indie film AZOOMA (공정사회) has had a nice run on the film festival circuit this year picking up awards along the way for Writer/Director Lee Ji-seung (이지승) and lead actress Jang Young-nam (장영남 one of our favorites) as her first leading role in a feature film. AZOOMA (click here to […]

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 […]