Reviews

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: The Handmaiden

10 Aug , 2016  

The gloves come off as Park Chan-wook’s sexually charged Gothic lesbian romance, The Handmaiden, reveals a director at his most feminine.

Features

Feature: The Host and the commentary traditions of ‘kaiju’ cinema

28 Jul , 2016  

More than just a monster movie, Bong Joon-ho’s landmark film, The Host, was a biting commentary on society and a continuation of ‘kaiju’ cinema traditions.

Features

Feature: The Women of Park Chan-wook

19 Jul , 2016  

From Lady Vengeance onwards, Park Chan-wook has created some of cinema’s best female characters. We look at Park’s women and why they’re important.

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Feature: The Ugly Truths of Contemporary & Extreme Korean Cinema

11 Jul , 2016  

More than just violent and sexually explicit, extreme Korean cinema lays bare the ugly truths of society by way of social commentary and dark humour.

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Review: The Wailing

30 Jun , 2016  

Na Hong-jin’s hellish genre hopping ghost story, The Wailing, is an unrelenting experience and one that is unlikely to be forgotten about any time soon.

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SFF 2016 Review: A Fish

22 Jun , 2016  

Independent Korean mystery A Fish is a beautiful and deeply haunting debut feature from writer-director Park Hong-min.

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SFF 2016 Review: Non Fiction Diary

17 Jun , 2016  

Jung Yoon-suk’s Non Fiction Diary is more than just a documentary about South Korea’s first serial murder case.

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Busan 2015 Review: A Korean in Paris

21 Dec , 2015  

A Korean in Paris follows one man’s journey into the city’s underbelly to find his missing wife who he believes has been kidnapped into a sex ring.

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Busan 2015 Review: Office

9 Nov , 2015  

Exploring the politics and cutthroat environment of cubicle life in Korea, writer-turned-director Hong Won-chan’s Office is a thrilling murder mystery.

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Busan 2015 Review: Two Rooms, Two Nights

6 Nov , 2015  

Inspired by the films of Hong Sang-soo, Two Rooms, Two Nights is a clever and comedic farce with fine performances from its leading cast.

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Busan 2015 Review: Stop

27 Oct , 2015  

South Korea’s Kim Ki-duk travels to Japan for his latest film Stop, a low-budget feature about a young couple living in the aftermath of Fukushima.