The Witness (South Korea, 2018) [SDAFF 2018]

Near the end of Cho Kyu-jang’s film about a witnessed murder and the raw challenge of owning up to one’s witnessing is perhaps the most pivotal moment regarding these issues: husband-father Sang-hoon (Lee Sung-min) stands […]

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on Nov, 10 · in Reviews

Say Yes (South Korea, 2001)

Kim Sung-Hong has recently directed such middling shock-horror fare as the serial killer thriller Missing (2009), and the surgery-centered horror Doctor (2012). However, in 2001, he brought the intriguing Say Yes to Korean screens. While some […]

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on Feb, 16 · in Reviews

Mother (South Korea, 2009)

Bong Joon-ho’s sombre follow-up to the frenetic and adrenaline-filled The Host (2006) deals with some stark subject matter. However, there are some admirable streaks of black humor in the story. Bizarre sequences of Kim Hye-ja […]

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on Jan, 19 · in Reviews

The Admiral: Roaring Currents (South Korea, 2014)

It seems like New Korean Cinema came full circle this summer. Just as Shiri (1999) sank James Cameron’s Titanic (1997), so has The Admiral: Roaring Currents sent Cameron’s Avatar (2009) down a whirlpool, cresting over as the […]

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on Nov, 20 · in Reviews

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