[Guest Review] "Whistle Blower" 2016/09/10,
In my opinion, cinema owes to do much more than just stimulate the senses (in the case of art-house films) and/or entertain (in the case of mainstream films). I think that it should also deal realistically with subjects such as politics, history, corruption, and other issues that hold the public interest, outside of art. The fact is that the medium, usually reaches its apogee when technical prowess is combined with important, actual stories. In that aspect, the recent turn of S. Korean cinema towards similar subjects ("Inside Men", "Haemoo", "National Security" are just a few of the examples) is, definitely, a turn of the better. Furthermore, the public seems to respond, since most of these productions become commercial hits. "Whistle Blower" belongs to this tendency and is one of the finest samples,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Drama Special - Something Like That" 2013/10/16,
Joon-Hee (played by Song Ha-yoon) is a sweet lonely woman. She has little in the way of friends and family and has difficulty opening up to people, but is a very sunny cheerful person when she wants to be. Joon-Hee ends up picking a place of questionable appropriateness to start trying to open up- at the first year memorial of her old co-worker Tae-Soo (played stone-cold by Jo Yeon-woo), where she proceeds to try and get close with his surviving family members,...More
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