I’m a Cyborg, But That’s OK (South Korea, 2006)

After conquering both the festival circuit and the margins of the international multiplex with the critically celebrated ‘Vengeance Trilogy’ comprising Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002),...

A Dirty Carnival (South Korea, 2006)

Although most South Korean gangster pictures deliver the moral message that crime does not pay, this maxim does not apply at the domestic box office...

The Chaser (South Korea, 2008)

When the general premise for your film is that you have a pimp on the hunt for a psychotic serial killer because he keeps murdering...

Thirst (South Korea, 2009)

When the news that Park Chan-wook would be making a vampire movie first started traveling around the film community, there was understandably much excitement. Viewers...

Steal It If You Can (South Korea, 2002)

There’s a reason foreign comedies don’t often make it into theaters or onto DVD, and that’s because comedy doesn’t translate well. Think about it: the...

Kimjongilia (2009)

“If the person who created [North Korea] isn’t a criminal, I don’t know who is.” – unnamed interviewee, Kimjongilia Kimjongilia is the name of a...

The Coast Guard (South Korea, 2002)

‘The Korean peninsula is the only divided country on Earth. After the Korean War, the South Korean coastline was enclosed in barbed wire to block...

Sex Is Zero (2002)

How long have I been meaning to watch this movie? Even after hearing how horrible it was, something I heard from several reliable sources, I...

Late Autumn (South Korea, 2010)

“What makes this movie so ambitious is the love story. If it doesn’t work, if you don’t believe it, then the whole thing is a...