In a nutshell: a seemingly lightweight film is actually a sharp look at the effect of fame and the culture of film acting. When was the last time you watched a film with an all-female cast like this? A must-see for fans of Korean cinema, and cinema in general for that matter.
When everyone assumes that you’re guilty, how can you prove your innocence? Delivery worker and all-round nice guy Kim Gun-woo Gang Dong Won achieved fame unintentionally when he saved a pop star from a serious accident, but he wants to be treated the same as everyone else. His happiest memories are of playing in a… Continue reading Movie Review: Golden Slumber (2017)
This film is a misguided attempt to make a what if? romance. Starting from the fact that the two main leads are too young and good looking to be believable as the parents of a ten year old boy, the film is poorly directed by a director who wastes no opportunity to drown his cliched… Continue reading 지금 만나러 갑니다 (Be With You)
One of the best American comedies is finally being shown in the UK. If you haven’t watched it, here’s what you need to know. Although it was billed as the first show to feature a predominantly Asian cast, the shoiw would not have lasted very long if that was all it had going for it.… Continue reading Fresh off the Boat – TV’s hottest Asian comedy
Programme Announced for the 12th London Korean Film Festival / 26 October – 19 November 2017 The London Korean Film Festival (LKFF) unveiled the lineup for its 12th edition today running 26 October – 19 November with multiple UK and International premieres, a special focus on Korean Noir and including everything from Indie Firepower and… Continue reading London Korean Film Festival 2017
Yourself and Yours (2016) You can tell from the opening titles exactly the kind of film this is going to be. Black Korean calligraphy on a white background suggests an intelligent and possibly artistic film and the lively classical music hints at a sophisticated comedy on love and relationships.. Yes, it’s a comedy, but one with brains.… Continue reading Yourself and Yours (2016)
You may think you know all about zombies but have you wondered what it would be like to be on a train with fifty of them all running after you and gnashing at your ankles? Zombies on a train is the premise of this film, a big hit in South Korea. If you had no… Continue reading Train to Busan “Busanhaeng” film review