Category Archives: Korean

2009 Lost Memories (2001) Review

Director: Lee Si-Myung Producer: Stanley Kim Cast: Jang Dong-Kun, Toru Nakamura, Masaaki Daimon, Shohei Imamura, Nobuyuki Katsube Running Time: 136 min. By Joe909 Do you like well-made action movies? Do you like wholesale scenes of carnage and destruction, complete with … Continue reading

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3-Iron (2004) Review

Director: Kim Ki-Duk Writer: Kim Ki-Duk Producer: Kim Ki-Duk Cast: Lee Seung-Yeon, Jae Hee, Kwon Hyeok-Ho Running Time: 90 min. By Alexander Albeit difficult, it’s possible to tell a compelling story without the use of dialogue. While I’m fond of … Continue reading

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301 302 (1995) Review

Director: Park Chul-soo Writer: Lee Seo-Gun Producer: Park Chul-soo Cast: Bang Eun-Jin (Pang Eun-Jin), Hwang Shin-Hye, Kim Chu-Ryun Running Time: 94 Min. By Equinox21 The Korean movie 301 302 was one of the strangest I’ve seen in a while. It … Continue reading

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Addicted (2002) Review

AKA: Jungdok Director: Park Young-hoon Writer: Byun Won-mi Producer: Lee Choon-Yeon Cast: Lee Byung-hun, Lee Mi-yeon, Lee Ueol, Park Sun-young Running Time: 114 min. By JJ Hatfield Life is good for the two brothers Ho-jin and Dae-jin. They are very … Continue reading

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Admiral: Roaring Currents, The (2014) Review

AKA: Roaring Currents Director: Kim Han-min Writer: Jeon Cheol-hong, Kim Han-min Cast: Choi Min-Sik, Ryu Seung-Ryong, Jo Jin-Woong, Kim Myung-Gon, Jin Gu, Lee Jung-Hyun, Kwon Yul, Ryohei Otani, Lee Seung-Jun, Kim Gang-Il, No Min-Woo Running Time: 127 min. By Kyle … Continue reading

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Advocate: A Missing Body, The (2015) Review

Director: Huh Jong-Ho Writer: Choi Kwan-yeong, Lee Gong-joo Cast: Lee Sun-Kyun, Kim Go-Eun, Lim Won-Hee, Jang Hyun-Sung, Hong Sung-Duk, Kim Yoon-hye, Kwak In-joon, Choi Jae-woong, Park Ji-yeong, Choi Kyoo-hwan Running Time: 117 min. By Paul Bramhall Korean cinema has a … Continue reading

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Afrika (2002) Review

AKA: A.F.R.I.K.A.: Adoring Four Revolutionary Idols In Korean Area; A/F/R/I/K/A Director: Shin Seung-Soo Producer: Shin Seung-Soo Writer: Shin Seung-Su Cast: Lee Yu-Won, Kim Min-Sun, Jo Eun-Ji, Lee Young-Jin, Sung Ji-Ru Running Time: 109 min. By Mighty Peking Man Lee Yu-Won … Continue reading

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Age of Shadows, The (2016) Review

AKA: Secret Agent Director: Kim Ji-woon Cast: Goo Uoo, Song Kang-Ho, Han Ji-Min, Um Tae-Goo, Shin Sung-Rok, Seo Young-Joo, Lee Byung-Hun, Shingo Tsurumi, Heo Sung-Tae, Kim Dong-Young Running Time: 140 min. By Martin Sandison I remember going to see Kim Ji-woon’s A Bittersweet Life back when it … Continue reading

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Anarchists, The (2000) Review

Director: Yu Yeong-Sik Writer: Park Chan-wook (Park Chan-uk), Lee Mu-Yeong Cast: Jang Dong-Geon, Kim Sang-Jung, Jeong Jun-Ho, Lee Beom-Su, Kim In-Gweon, Ye Ji-Won, Jeong Won-Jung, Lee Chan-Yeong, Seo Ji-Won, Kim Gwang-Seok, ZHU Ying Running Time: 108 min. By Equinox21 When … Continue reading

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Another Public Enemy | aka Public Enemy 2 (2005) Review

Director: Kang Wu-Seok Writer: Kim Hee-Jae Producer: Kang Wu-Seok Cast: Seol Gyeong-Gu, Jeong Jun-Ho, Kang Sin-Il, Park Sang-Wuk, Uhm Tae-Wung, Im Seung-Dae, Park Geun-Hyeong, Byeon Hee-Bong, Jeong Gyu-Su, Lee Seung-Cheol, Choi Jeong-Wu, Choi Yong-Min Running Time: 148 min. By Equinox21 … Continue reading

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Antarctic Journal (2005) Review

Director: Yim Pil-sung Producer: Cha Seung-Jae Cast: Song Gang-Ho, Yu Ji-Tae, Kim Gyeong-Ik, Park Hee-Sun, Yun Je-Mun, Choi Deok-Mun, Kang Hye-Jeong Running Time: 115 min. By Owlman I have to admit something here. I got suckered into buying Antarctic Journal … Continue reading

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Arahan (2004) Review

Director: Ryoo Seung-wan Writer: Ryoo Seung-wan Producer: Kim Mi-Hee Cast: Ryu Seung-Beom, Yun So-Yi, Ahn Seong-Gi, Jeong Du-Hong, Yun Ju-Sang, Kim Young-In, Baek Chan-Gi, Kim Ji-Young Running Time: 114 min. By Alexander FINALLY. I’ve FINALLY seen a FUN Asian film. … Continue reading

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Art Museum by the Zoo (1999) Review

Art Museum By The Zoo (1999) Director: Lee Jeong-Hyang Producer: Lee Chun-Yeon Cast: Ahn Seong-Ki, Shim Eun-Ha, Lee Seong-Jae, Song Seon-Mi Running Time: 109 min. By Mlindber I think the most enjoyable experiences I’ve had while watching any Korean films … Continue reading

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Asako in Ruby Shoes | aka Sunaebo (2000) Review

Director: E J-Yong Producer: Koo Bon-Han, Tsuchida Masaki, Iwata Hitoshi Cast: Lee Jeong-Jae, Misato Dachibana, Kim Gumija, Kim Min-Hee, Ren Osugi Running Time: 115 min. By Mlindber Asako in Ruby Shoes is another one of those great films from Korea … Continue reading

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Assassination (2015) Review

Director: Choi Dong-hun Writer: Choi Dong-hun, Lee Gi-Cheol Cast: Jeon Ji-hyeon, Lee Jung-Jae, Ha Jung-Woo, Cho Jin-Woong, Choi Duk-Moon, Oh Dal-Su, Heo Ji-Won, Lee Kyoung-Young, Kim Eui-Sung, Park Byung-Eun, Jin Kyung, Kim Hong-Fa, Jung In-Gyeom, Kim Hae-Sook Running Time: 139 … Continue reading

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Bad Guy (2000) Review

Director: Kim Ki-Duk Writer: Kim Ki-Duk Producer: Lee Seung-Jai Cast: Cho Je-Hyun, Seo Won, Kim Yoon-Tae, Choi Duk-Moon, Choi Yoon-Young, Shin Yoo-Jin, Kim Jung-Young Running Time: 100 min. By Mighty Peking Man A vigorous-looking man (Cho Je-Hyun) notices a beautiful … Continue reading

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Barking Dogs Never Bite (2000) Review

AKA: Dog of Flanders Director: Bong Joon-ho Producer: Cho Min-hwan Cast: Lee Seong-Jae, Bae Doo-Na, Byeon Hee-Bong, Miriam Yeung Chin Running Time: 106 min. By Mighty Peking Man The first time I saw Bae Doo-Na in Park Chan-Uk’s Sympathy for … Continue reading

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Beat (1997) Review

Director: Kim Sung-su Producer: Cha Seung-Jae Cast: Jung Woo-Sung, Ko So-Young , Kim Bu-Seon, Lim Chang Jung , Yu Oh-Seong, Lee Mun-Shik, Sa Hyeon-Jin, Jang Dong-Jik, Do Ki-Seok, Kim Seong-Su, Park Kyeong-Hwan, Kwon Tae-Won, Jin Bong-Jin, Lee Suk, Kim Yang-Woo … Continue reading

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Bedevilled (2010) Review

Director: Jang Chul-Soo Writer: Choi Kwang-young Cast: Seo Young-hee, Ji Seong-won, Park Jeong-hak, Baek Su-ryun, Lee Ji-Eun, Je-Min, Bae Sung-Woo, Jo Duk-Je Running Time: 115 min. By HKFanatic Well Go USA’s cover art for “Bedevilled” features a quote proclaiming ‘A … Continue reading

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Better Tomorrow, A (2010) Review

Director: Song Hae-Seong Cast: Joo Jin-Mo, Song Seung-Heon, Kim Gang-Woo, Jo Han-Seon, Kyeong-yeong Lee, Ji-yeong Kim, Hae-gon Kim, Hyeong-jun Lim, Tae-hwa Seo, Sin-seong Lee Running Time: 124 min. By HKFanatic Considering Hong Kong cinema’s rich history, particularly during the New … Continue reading

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