[HanCinema's Film Review] "Coin Locker" 2015/05/23,
It's very easy to be judgmental to other people for failing to be perfect. One thing that judgmental people tend to not realize is that most of time no one actually cares about their opinions. That's what life is like for Yeon (played by Son Yeo-eun). Her husband Sang-pil (played by Lee Yeong-hoon) can beg her for money. Her husband's loan shark Jae-gon (played by Jeong Wook-I) can take a more violent tact. But as far as Yeon's concerned, none of that is her problem as long as she can keep her son Geon-ho (played by Jeong Woo-jin) safe. Even if the method Yeon manages is, well, less than perfect,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Drama Special - The Wind Blows to the Hope" 2015/03/20,
The opening is stylish enough. The scene is a prison bus, and the inmates are clearly up to no good. We can see them messing around furtively with their hands, and then all chaos breaks loose. Director Kim Yong-soon-I sets up a marvelous single shot camera take, where we somehow pan around the entire bus, getting only vague snippets of the action until in one, final explosive moment, victory is achieved via a loud popping sound,...More
[HanCinema's Film News] New Korean Films Inbound... 2014/04/05, K-Films Coming Soon:
★★★★ "My Boy": A brother with an impulse disorder dreams of visiting and playing with his brother in hospital while his mother struggles to pay the medical bills. (04/10)
★★★★★ "Godsend": A woman who desperately wants a child tries to convince a pregnant woman not to have an abortion and allow her to raise the child. (04/10)
★★★★ "Guardian": A former firefighter is caught between a rock and a hard place when one of his children is kidnapped and he has to capture another child in exchange. (04/10)
★★★ "Girls, Girls, Girls": Three friends approaching thirty get together at a hotel and agree on a sexy challenge they must then prove. (04/10)
★★★★ "Thorn": A popular PE teacher has to deal with a fearless student who has confessed her love for him. (04/10)
★★★★ "Broken": A single father takes the law into his own hands after discovering the identity of his daughter's murders. (04/10),...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] "The Guard Post" 2013/10/26,
Horror is a painful subject in Korean cinema. It is one of those genres that produces some very good and atmospheric movies, but also a lot of half-baked attempts at jump scares, muddled storytelling, idol promotion and often solely teen-pleasing graphicness. Director Kong Soo-chang's attempt at directing/writing a movie before "The Guard Post" was "R-Point". Its refusal to close its story or even explain some basics of its plot was something which left a bitter taste, especially considering his talent with creating atmosphere, a constant feeling of dread and using his cast well. Thankfully, "The Guard Post" corrects a lot of the issues found in "R-Point",...More
For constant 10 years, we hope to be young 2008/12/11, Source, Seven youths who had been worked based on 'Youths of Movie Producing Workshop' got 10th year. 'Youths Film', which has been consisted of producers, planners, and prospective producers, will be co-operative with The Korea Association of Cinematheques to make 10th anniversary film festival from 5th to,...More
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