[Guest Film Review] "Silmido" 2016/06/11, Silmido was the first Korean film to attract more than 10 million viewers in the country's cinemas. What is more impressive, though, is that it's amazing story is actually based on true events,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] "Never to Lose" +DVD Giveaway 2016/03/05,
Hong-joo (played by Kim Min-joon) is a cop obsessed with trying to collar as many perpetrators as possible. It doesn't matter if he's on vacation, or at a dance club, or even walked outside for a smoke. He needs those handcuffs at all times. Hae-rang (played by Nam Sang-mi) has the opposite problem. She's passionate about working in the field, but for ill-defined sexist reasons is frequently stuck behind a desk. Together, they fight crime,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] Moss 2011/01/11,
As one of the top grossing Korean films of 2010, "Moss" (directed by Kang Woo-seok) is a rural thriller that is sure to have you engrossed from start to finish. Based on the popular 2007 internet comic, Moss balances a number of cinematic elements beautifully as it weaves a truly character-driven narrative to its satisfying and thought provoking climax. It's a long film (pushing on three hours), but it never failed to keep me engaged in the mystery with its vivid characters, atmospheric visuals, and praise-worthy acting.,...More
Korean filmmakers bet on large-scale projects 2008/01/03, Source, Many local movie productions suffered setbacks last year, due to increased costs and the strengthened position of Hollywood blockbusters. In 2008, leading filmmakers are betting on large-scale projects to turn things around for the embattled local film industry.
New Movies for 1st Week of October 2007/10/05, Source, Time now to check on this week's new movies.
A Korean drama is sure to cater to those ready for a Sad Love Story.
And there're also two Hollywood movies starring some big names.
Lee Jeewon has our preview.
'Tis the season to be sen,...More
"Kisaeng", Korean female entertainers, often called "haeohwa", a flower that listens and talks, are a growing motif in Korean entertainment.
Kisaeng, renowned for sensual feminimity and intelligence, were versatile entertainers similar to the Japanese "geisha",...More
Gisaeng Becomes Cultural Icon of 2006 2006/10/24, Source, The gisaeng, women who entertained guests at any feast or den of worldly pleasures with their songs, dances and other accomplishments, are emerging as the pop culture icon of 2006. It began as just a flicker at the end of last year, but now the stories of the gisaeng are turning up everywhere -- in,...More
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