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Review: Shin Godzilla

18 Oct , 2016  

Evangelion creator Hideaki Anno restores the King of Monsters to its former glory with the politically intense Shin Godzilla!

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Review: The Bacchus Lady

13 Oct , 2016  

E J-yong’s social drama, The Bacchus Lady, is a tale of tragedy and loneliness and has a lot to say about the country’s attitude towards the elderly.

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Review: The Last Princess

10 Oct , 2016  

Set during Japan’s occupation of Korea, Hur Jin-ho brings the story of the last Korean royal to life in blockbuster Korean biopic, The Last Princess.

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Review: Reach for the SKY

6 Oct , 2016  

Reach for the SKY is a Korean-Belgian documentary that examines the cruel reality of South Korea’s highly competitive education system.

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Review: Tunnel

6 Sep , 2016  

South Korea’s socially conscious disaster film, Tunnel, draws a career-best performance from acting heavyweight Ha Jung-woo.

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KOFFIA 2016 Review: Dongju – The Life of a Poet

30 Aug , 2016  

Filmmaker Lee Joon-ik turns his gaze once again on Korean history with Dongju: The Life of a Poet, a biopic set during Japan’s occupation of Korea.

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Review: Yakuza Apocalypse

25 Aug , 2016  

Takashi Miike’s wild Yakuza Apocalypse is a bizarre film that only escalates in ridiculousness the further it progresses. An oddity for sure.

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Review: Train to Busan

23 Aug , 2016  

All aboard the South Korean zombie thrill ride, Train to Busan, the live action debut of filmmaker Yeon Sang-ho and the country’s first zombie blockbuster.

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MIFF 2016 Review: Our Huff and Puff Journey

17 Aug , 2016  

Our Huff and Puff Journey continues Daigo Matsui’s brand of teenage pop filmmaking with a heartfelt story of fleeting youth and adventure at its core.

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MIFF 2016 Review: Happy Hour

16 Aug , 2016  

At five hours long, Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s Happy Hour’s focus on women, communication and emotional intimacy makes it one of the year’s most intriguing films.

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KOFFIA 2016 Review: Fourth Place

15 Aug , 2016  

Jung Ji-woo’s Fourth Place is an indictment of South Korea’s competitive culture which doesn’t just belong in sports but in all young Korean lives.

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MIFF 2016 Review: What’s in the Darkness

14 Aug , 2016  

First time filmmaker Wang Yichun turns in a deeply promising and focused debut with her coming-of-age teenage murder mystery What’s in the Darkness.