[HanCinema's Film Review] "Genome Hazard" 2014/05/30,
Ishigami (played by Hidetoshi Nishijima) is having a bad day...huh, those names are pretty Japanese aren't they? "Genome Hazard" is another international co-production. The film is directed by Kim Seong-su and the female lead is played by Kim Hyo-jin. Other than those two central crew members and a plot arc that takes place in South Korea, this is predominantly a movie about Japanese people doing Japanese things like speaking in Japanese,...More
[HanCinema's Film News] New Korean Films Inbound... 2014/05/24, K-Films Coming Soon:
★★★★★ "Genome Hazard": An atypical sci-fi adventure based on a Japanese novel by Shiro Tsukasaki. (05/29)
★★★★★ "A Hard Day": A detective tries to conceal his crime but has to deal with a single witness who threatens his plan. (05/29)
★★★★ "Rosa": A dramatic tale of a Russian woman who dreams of becoming a ballerina but has to overcome the brutal reality of being a escort girl in Korea. (05/29)
★★★★ "A Touch of Unseen": An intense and disturbing debut that follows two sisters and their sexually abusive encounters with a supernatural stalker. (05/29)
★★ "Young Mother 2": A young graduate down on his luck breaks into the working world, but seduction creeps in threatens to derail his career. (05/29)
★★★ "One Summer Night": A college student confesses his love, but instead of it being reciprocated he's sent to confront the girl's past lover. (05/29),...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Kind Words" Episode 18 2014/02/15,
As "Kind Words" nears its end, the journey becomes rickety. It feels like the production team is grasping at straws to extend the strife when it really doesn't need to. "Kind Words" is chock full of wonderful material, solid characters and tough situations to explore. This is where fighting for ratings really hurts a show. It starts working for the shock factor (higher ratings) rather than doing what would be organic on the parts of the characters and the plot progression. The insane emotional fluctuations this episode bumped "Kind Words" up a whole percentage point from 9.9% (20th place) to 10.9% (11th place) on the AGB Nielsen,...More
Korea Film Festival to Be Held in China 2006/10/20, Source, The Korean Film Festival will be held in Beijing and Shanghai from Friday through Sunday, after the CJ China Film Festival was held in the two biggest Korean cities of Seoul and Busan last month. The,...More
The festival will feature films in various genres by South Korean and Korean-American filmmakers, including short films, documentaries and anime films. The film "Run,...More
Korean filmfest kicks off in L.A. 2006/09/28, Source, The Los Angeles Korean International Film Festival kicks off its one-week run Friday at the Laemmle Sunset 5 Theater in West Hollywood, featuring an array of contemporary Korean and Korean-American films.
The third annual festival starts with an opening night presentation of director,...More
Wild Beasts Lurk in the Hearts of Men 2006/01/05, Source, Wolves in the wild don't roar in anger like lions do. But if they are caged, they will ram themselves against the bars again and again until they are bloody. Confinement reveals a beast's true nature.
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