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

Trailer Love: Intruders, 2013 (조난자들)

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 […]

인터뷰 – 그 강아지 그 고양이 영화 Director 민병우

By: Mut Asheru (click here to read in English) 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Film Short Review: “Grecoroman”… a film short that is long on character and very fulfilling to watch

Review by: T. Mathenia GRECOROMAN, directed by Shin Hyun-tak is a film short that is long on character and very fulfilling to watch. The film’s storyline holds an intoxicating mix of fantasy and dark reality that is mostly heartbreaking. Namwan is a security guard who tries to help a kid who falls down but is […]

Film Review: ‘National Security’ a tale of beatings, brainwashing, and, most of all, torture

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 […]

JIFF 2013 Film Review: ‘Cheer Up Mr. Lee’…a good film for people with dreams who may have to ultimately face failure

Review by: T. Mathenia CHEER UP MR. LEE, directed by Lee Byeong-hun (이병헌) is a good film for people with dreams who may have to face the fact that they may never achieve them. Filmed as a pseudo-documentary it tells the story of film director/screenwriter wanna-be Lee Byeong-heon (played by Hong Wan-pyo 홍완표) and his […]