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[HanCinema's Digest] Cinema Snippets

2015/08/23 | 716 views | Permalink

Check out Pierce Conran's reviews for "Veteran" and "Memories of the Sword", what happened to K-Horror?, and Daniela Costa zooms in on the homosexuality in "A Girl at My Door".


Pierce Conran reviews Ryoo Seung-wan's crime drama "Veteran" starring Hwang Jung-min, Yoo Ah-in and Yoo Hae-jin. Ryoo's film has been doing very well at the local box office, so read up on what all the fuss is about: "While the film's scale may not be on par with other local or foreign offerings this season, Jung Doo-hong's resourceful and assertive action choreography, framed within a loose and lucid mise-en-scène, lands on the mark every time and then some".


""A Girl at My Door" is an uncomfortable look at homophobia in South Korea"

This is an interesting piece by Daniela Costa, writing for the After Ellen, about how the South Korean film "A Girl at My Door" portrays homosexuality: "The concept of equating homosexuality with pedophilia is nothing new, but it stings all the same. What we see less of, however, is that same comparison when women are involved".


"Memories of the Sword"

The highly anticipated "Memories of the Sword" by Park Heung-sik gets reviewed by South Korean film critic, Pierce Conran. Another successful period piece, or over-hyped zeitgeist?


"Whatever Ever Happened to K-Horror?"

Good question. When I first got interested in South Korean cinema a few years back, top horror flicks where everywhere and always in the pipeline. So what's changed?


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