[HanCinema's Film Review] "Love at the End of the World" 2015/11/28,
Ja-yeong (played by Han Eun-jung) is a woman in an abusive relationship. One day, having seen the aftermath of one fight too many, Ja-yeong's daughter Yoo-jin (played by Kong Ye-ji) decides to take matters into her own hands. The issue of patricide is mostly glossed over as Ja-yeong is able to legally protect her daughter with a defense that might-or-might-not actually be true. But to be entirely honest the backstory of "Love at the End of the World" is kind of completely irrelevant as the film instead slowly delves into its own Lolita Complex, where Yoo-jin tries to set her mother up with nice gas station manager Dong-ha (played by Jo Dong-hyeok), on whom Yoo-jin herself has a slight crush,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] "The Silenced" 2015/06/27,
The year is 1938, and Joo-ran (played by Park Bo-young) is a young woman who's sent off to boarding school, mostly to avoid being too much of an inconvenience to a restructured family that's decided to move to Japan. For the most part Joo-ran's adjustments to the new environment are nothing out of the ordinary. There's a bullying clique, a new friend by the name of Yeon-deok (played by Park So-dam), a curricular obsession with long jumping, and freaky hallucinations involving missing students covered in nightmarish gook. At least, Joo-ran is hoping these are just hallucinations,...More
[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2015.06.19 ~ 2015.06.21 2015/06/22,
"Jurassic World" still rules, but under pressure from two new local entries... Two films (one foreign, one local) dominated at the top of the pile over the weekend. "Jurassic World" and "The Classified File" were the nation's films of choice, and together constituted over 80% of the sales with just over 2 million admissions between them. Last weekend, "Jurassic World" came and conquered, and week two for this record-breaking thrill ride saw it retain the top stop with over a million in attendance (45%). Colin Trevorrow's "Jurassic World" has already broken the record for the all-time opening weekend in North America, and in South Korea that support has continued as the film, the fourth installment in the "Jurassic Park" series, now moves onto $27M (3.4M admissions),...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] "Shuttlecock" 2014/08/29,
Min-jae (played by Lee Joo-seung) and younger brother Eun-ho (played by Kim Tae-yong-II) are abruptly abandoned by the older sister of their blended family, Eun-joo (played by Kong Ye-ji). After a year of living in poverty Min-jae finally stumbles onto a lead as to what happened with her. He then undertakes a belated road trip to locate his lost stepsister,...More
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