[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Solomon's Perjury" Episode 8 2017/01/16,
A lot of pain and abuse is revealed as the past comes closer to the surface. Violence generates more violence and Seo-yeon believes showing that is important for everyone involved. Crucial information about the last person believed to have spoken with So-woo is discovered by the prosecution while Ji-hoon and Kyeong-moon's involvement is starting to become a little clearer,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Solomon's Perjury" Episode 7 2017/01/15,
Episode seven of "Solomon's Perjury" is all about perspective. The truth is always observed subjectively by each of us and one person's truth might not be another's. The trial gains new and important witnesses, Ji-hoon continues to succeed in his manipulation, but Seo-yeon sadly continues letting her convictions and speculation blind her. A new, mysterious figure emerges as a presence in So-woo's life around the time of his death,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Solomon's Perjury" Episode 6 2017/01/08,
It is truly a happy day when my biggest complaint about an episode is that it provides too much solid material to fit into my desired review length. Episode six of "Solomon's Perjury" is chock-full of new revelations, new suspects, rising tensions, great character development and all other manner of goodies. Seo-yeon takes her biggest step as a prosecutor yet and she will need all of her strength to handle the current chaos,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Solomon's Perjury" Episode 5 2017/01/07,
Despite Jeong-guk High School's attempts to stop it, the first day of the trial has arrived. New and unpredictable players join this very serious game and there are several obstacles for the prosecution and defense to overcome. Joo-ri still refuses to join and Woo-hyeok cannot control his temper. All eyes are on the students as new truths come to light. Meanwhile, Ji-hoon's involvement becomes deeper,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Solomon's Perjury" Episode 4 2016/12/26,
Things get dangerous as news of the trial shakes every party involved. The court group are racing against time and the Jeong-guk foundation's scheming, which pushes them to put more pressure on Joo-ri and Woo-hyeok. After news of the trial spreads, a mysterious figure commits a crime and complicates the situation. Seo-yeon is faced with tough decisions and an increasing amount of uncontrollable participants,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Solomon's Perjury" Episode 3 2016/12/26,
It feels as if the closer we get to Ji-hoon the more confusing his motivation becomes. I have guesses, but the important thing for now is that he acts as a catalyst to get the trial going. Seo-yeon faces a great challenge, but with her faithful friends by her side and her determination intact, our heroine is not someone to be taken lightly. The Jeong-guk foundation seems aware of that as well,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Solomon's Perjury" Episode 2 2016/12/20,
The plot thickens in a delightfully twisted way in episode two of "Solomon's Perjury" as we discover there is more to the witness than meets the eye. The press becomes involved and now the parents are distrusting the school and the police. A mysterious online figure named the Jeong-guk Sentinel resurfaces in the school and Ji-hoon's role in all of this becomes more complicated,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Solomon's Perjury" Episode 1 2016/12/19, "Solomon's Perjury" wastes no time, as we dive right in to the death of the young student and the impact it has on everyone around him. Suspects are abundant and so are accomplices and victims. Episode one takes its time in introducing our main characters, their personalities and their families. There are a lot of nuanced roles here and the mystery is off to a very good and exciting start,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Preview] "Solomon's Perjury" 2016/12/03,
Korean drama is not too big on the mystery genre or youth series, which means that "Solomon's Perjury" is a combination worth checking out. The series sports a cast of age-appropriate rookies in a story which will paint a less than cheerful holiday season and hopefully provide meaty content through it.
When a junior high student falls to his death, the authorities and school consider it a suicide. After receiving a tip off that the case is a murder, one student decides to lead a school trial and crack the case, going against the school's wishes for a clear wrap up of the incident,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] "Familyhood" 2016/07/02,
Joo-yeon (played by Kim Hye-soo) is a high-level actress in the Korean entertainment industry, but her star power has faded with age. Or maybe just her abrasive personality, it's kind of hard to tell. In any case, feeling very suddenly professionally unfulfilled in life, Joo-yeon has an epiphany during a visit to the home of her stylist Pyeong-goo (played by Ma Dong-seok). She likes families, and so Joo-yeon becomes determined to create a family through whatever means necessary,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] "The Murderer" 2014/01/11,
In the film's opening shot Joo-hyeop (played by Ma Dong-seok) engages in an act of unmistakable brutality after an unexpected encounter. Granted, with a title like this, we're hardly expecting the man to give these people a big happy bear hug. But there's a sharp, vicious, sudden extremity to the man's attack that's frightening. The question is immediately begged of what makes a person perform an all out strike that cold and brutal,...More
[HanCinema's Film News] New Korean Films Inbound... 2014/01/11, K-Films Coming Soon:
★★★★★ "The Murderer": A killer is laying low until one day a girl who knows who he is appears in front of him and awakens his killer instinct. (01/16)
★★★★ "Marbling": A virgin professor takes advice from a nude painter on getting the man she desires. (01/16)
★★★ "Hype Nation 3D": A South Korean dance crew battle it out to prove who has what it takes to be the best. (01/16)
★★★ "Taste": A hotshot hunk loses his job and finds himself at home surrounded by four curious neighbours. (01/16),...More
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