Review by: Mut Asheru Award winning Korean film NEW TRIAL, directed by Tae-yun Kim, is a freaking go ladies and gentlemen! The total package; it had me locked in from beginning to end. Scripting, casting and direction all shine in this intensely touching and entertaining drama. Based on actual life events, the movie tells the story of lawyer Joon-young (played by Jung Woo of … [Read more...] about Film Review: “New Trial” – emotionally well paced and worth the time
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Review by: Mut "talks in her sleep" Asheru SAFE HOUSE is the bloody, suspenseful story of a gangster Chee-soo (played by Ju-Hyung Pak) basically losing his sh*t. His mental strings begin losing elasticity as he follows his traitor boss Mr. T (ugh, new character name needed here please) to the safe house after initiating a nasty gang war. The literal safe house in this dark … [Read more...] about Film Review: Korean short film “Safe House” …coulda, shoulda been feature length
Review by: Mut "hi-there" Asheru Very early on through dark lighting, abandoned locations and a lonely winding road the Korean short film BREATHE ME effectively creates a sense of overwhelming hopelessness the main characters must feel given their situation. A high school boy and a girl give birth to a baby inside an abandoned bus. The two kids are at a loss what to do in … [Read more...] about Film Review: “Breathe Me” a short film about teenage pregnancy in South Korea and a couple of parent kids that have no conscious…do they?
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 lead character Min-joon tries to find his way. Just like … [Read more...] about JIFF Film Review: “Groggy Summer” by director Yun Su-ik