[HanCinema's Lists] The Top 5 Korean Period Films of All-Time 2014/01/10,
Korean period features are big business that, when done right, really do bring in the big bucks. The past few years, in particular, have yielded some stellar titles that have seriously resonated with local audiences. This trend is set to continue in 2014 as a host of new historical dramas and action flicks are lining up to try and capture the public's imagination by re-framing the past in unique and exciting ways. Some of the historical films to look out for in 2014 include: "KUNDO : Age of the Rampant", "A Touch of Zen", "Pirates", "The Huntresses", and "Battle Of Myeongryang"; but before we usher in these new historical yarns, here's a quick look at the five highest grossing Korean period films of all-time that this year's entries will hope to challenge,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] "Top Star" 2013/11/02,
The immediate sparkle "Top Star" brings to the surface is just how glamorous everything looks. The life of a screen star is a shiny, fabulous, fun place to be. Just in terms of sheer attractiveness the actors in this movie look great, in perfectly made-up form, and for once the narrative actually justifies why we get to look at so many beautiful people. This is the film industry, where appearances are everything. Even Mina (played by So I-hyeon) looks fabulous, and her job is to work behind the scenes.
But underneath this beautiful appearance lies...well, nothing all that serious actually. Anybody who wants to see a takedown on the more grotesque warped aspects of screen acting, "Rough Play" is your film,...More
[HanCinema's Film News] New Korean Films Inbound... 2013/10/19, K-Films Coming Soon:
★★★★ "Blood and Ties": A daughter starts to question her father's involvement in a series of killings that devastated their family. (10/24)
★★★★★ "Rough Play": An upcoming movie star gets absorbed into the corrupt underworld of fame and fortune. (10/24)
★★★★ "Koala": Three young adults pool their efforts to try and keep their new burger business alive. (10/24),...More
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