[HanCinema's Film Review] "Insane" 2016/04/23,
Nam-soo (played by Lee Sang-yoon) is a producer working for a late night horror show that involves ghosts. Not real ghosts, just actors in ghost make-up. Nam-soo is irritated by the low prestige nature of this work, and quickly takes up the track of investigative journalism when a freak discovery at a shooting location begs a lot of important questions. This trail ends up leading to a mental patient (played by Kang Ye-won) who is identified in hospital records as Soo-ah. The extent to which any of these records are accurate, well, that's part of the mystery,...More
[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2016.04.08 ~ 2016.04.10 2016/04/11,
Local thriller "Insane" comes out on top as DC's heroes free fall...
The aftermath of "Batman v Superman" has not been kind to DC's crossover collision as admissions counts continue to drop despite the film's initial hype and massive fanbase. Last weekend the bombastic action of DC's latest enjoyed its second weekend out atop the Korean box office, but week three for Zack Snyder's superhero film was incredibly underwhelming,...More
[HanCinema's Afterwords] KOFIC Podcast Review - Special Episode 2014/01/04, In this Episode: Korean Cinema in 2013…
KOFIC recently launched "Korean Cinema Today", a bimonthly podcast that's all about the wonderful world of Korean cinema. Hosted by Pierce Conran, the show features the latest Korean cinema news, features, discussions, and interviews with special guests from the industry. In this special episode, Pierce has Darcy Paquet in studio to talk about the past year's big features, their top 5 films of the year, industry trends, as well as mention some of the big period films coming our way in 2014.
"Korean Cinema Today" is only four episodes in, and so while they are still finding their feet, the show is shaping up to be another fantastic new initiative by KOFIC. The show is hosted by Pierce Conran (editor of Modern Korean Cinema, Twitch Korean film correspondent, and writer for the Korean Film Council) and thus far he has already had interviews with Kwak Gyeong-taek ("Friend 2"), Lee Cheol-ha ("Hello Orchestra"), and has Darcy Paquet (one of Korea's leading and dedicated film critics) on the show to talk about 2003 (a landmark year for Korean cinema). In this special episode Darcy joins Pierce once again to discuss the incredible year that was 2013,...More
[HanCinema's Film News] New Korean Films Inbound... 2013/11/23, K-Films Coming Soon:
★★★★ "Tumbleweed": A social loner who does prison time for others finds new meaning in his life through a chance encounter.(11/28)
★★★★ "11 AM": A deep-sea laboratory tests its newly developed time machine, but the world of tomorrow is not as welcoming as its first pilots had hoped for. (11/28)
★★★ "Hello Orchestra": A documentary that follows violist Richard Yongjae O'Neill as he overcomes the stigma of having a multicultural background through music. (11/28)
★★★★"Lazy Hitchhikers' Tour de Europe": Could you travel around Europe by simply bartering your way around? These 'surplus people' show you how. (11/28)
★★★ "Beautiful Child": A story about a Korean missionary who charges through the rupture of natives and white people. (11/28),...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] "Hello Orchestra" 2013/11/16,
Internationally renowned violinist Richard Yongjae O'Neill puts a lot of mental effort behind managing an international children's orchestra in South Korea. The kids all, through the various multiracial underpinnings of their births, have had to suffer some in life, but O'Neill believes firmly that through the power of music, they can heal past these problems, as did he. Although obviously there are some gaps that can never be fulfilled,...More
Korean Docuhorrormentary 2010/07/29, Source, After the success of documentary/horror films such as Paranormal Activity (2007), Cloverfield (2008), and [REC] (2007) on the international circuit Korea is also about to jump on the bandwagon. ",...More
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