Category Archives: Korean

Man on High Heels (2014) Review

Director: Jang Jin Writer: Jang Jin Producer: Jang Jin Cast: Cha Seung-Won, Oh Jeong-Se, Lee Som, Go Kyung-Pyo, Shin Sung-Hun, Jo Bok-Rae, Park Chang-Hee Running Time: 125 min. By Paul Bramhall In many ways the gangster genre is to the … Continue reading

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Master (2016) Review

Director: Jo Eui-seok Writer: Jo Eui-seok, Kim Hyun-duk Cast: Lee Byung-hun, Gang Dong-won, Kim Woo-bin, Uhm Ji-won, Oh Dal-su, Jin Kyung, Monsour Del Rosario, Jung Won-jung, Yoo Yeon-soo, Jo Hyun-chul, Paek Hae-soo Running Time: 143 min. By Paul Bramhall The Korean film industry rounded out 2016 with … Continue reading

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Memories of Murder (2003) Review

Director: Bong Jun-Ho Writer: Bong Jun-Ho, Shim Seong-Bo Producer: Cha Seung-Jae Cast: Song Kang-ho, Kim Sang-kyung, Kim Roi-ha, Park Hae-il and Byun Hee-bong Running Time: 127 min. By Raging Gaijin “Memories of Murder” was a blockbuster hit in South Korea … Continue reading

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Memories of the Sword (2015) Review

Director: Park Heung-Sik Writer: Park Heung-Sik, Choi A-Reum Cast: Lee Byung-Hun, Jeon Do-Yeon, Kim Go-Eun, Lee Joon-Ho, Lee Kyoung-Young, Kim Tae-Woo, Bae Soo-Bin Running Time: 121 min. By Paul Bramhall Korean cinema continues to create some of the most original … Continue reading

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Missing You (2016) Review

Director: Mo Hong-jin Writer: Mo Hong-jin Producer: Kim Dae-Geun Cast: Shim Eun-Kyung, Yoon Je-Moon, Kim Sung-Oh, Ahn Jae-Hong, Kim Won-Hae, Kim Hong-Fa, Oh Tae-Kyung Running Time: 108 min. By Paul Bramhall There can be no doubt that 2016 was a big year for … Continue reading

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Moebius (2013) Review

Director: Kim Ki-Duk Writer: Kim Ki-Duk Producer: Kim Ki-Duk, Kim Woo-Taek, Kim Soon-Mo Cast: Cho Jae-Hyu, Seo Young-Joo, Lee Eun-Woo, Lee Eun-Woo, Kim Jae-Rok and Kim Jae-Hong Running Time: 88 min. By Paul Bramhall Kim Ki-duk has remained one of … Continue reading

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Musa | aka Musa the Warrior (2001) Review

AKA: Warrior, The Warriors Director: Kim Sung-su Writer: Kim Sung-su Producer: Cha Seoung-jae, Xia Shang Cast: Ju Jin-mo, Jung Woo-sung, Ahn Sung-kee, Zhang Ziyi, Park Yong-woo, Park Jeong-hak, Yu Hye-jin, Jeung Seok-yong, Lee Du-il, Han Yeong-mok, Yu Rong Guang Running … Continue reading

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My Sassy Girl (2001) Review

AKA: Yupgi Girl; Bizarre Girl Director: Kwak Jae-yong Cast: Jun Ji-Hyun (Chon Ji-Yeon, Jeon Ji-Hyeon, Joon Ji-Hyun, Gianna Jun), Cha Tae Hyun Running Time: 137 min. By Alexander Gyeon-woo, the main character in “My Sassy Girl,” is a slack-jawed, pink … Continue reading

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Net, The (2016) Review

Director: Kim Ki-Duk Producer: Kim Soon-Mo Writer: Kim Ki-Duk Cast: Ryoo Seung-bum, Young-Min Kim, Lee Won-Geun, Choi Gwi-Hwa, Jo Jae-Ryong, Ahn Ji-Hye, Lee Sol-Gu Running Time: 114 min. By Matija Makotoichi Tomic Filmography of Kim Ki-Duk could be the subject … Continue reading

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No Blood No Tears (2002) Review

AKA: Neither Bloods Nor Tears Director: Ryoo Seung-wan Writer: Ryoo Seung-wan, Jeong Jin-Wan Cast: Jun Do-Yeon, Lee Hye-Yeong, Jung Jae-Young Running Time: 116 min. By Dragon Ma I managed to watch this last night and and it came as complete … Continue reading

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No Tears for the Dead (2014) Review

Director: Lee Jeong-beom Writer: Lee Jeong-beom Producer: Kim Seong-Woo, Baek Hyeon-Ik Cast: Jang Dong-Gun, Kim Min-Hee, Kim Hee-Won, Kim Jun-Sung, Go Woo-Lim, Ju Young-Ho, Jang In-Seop, Lee Seung-Chan, Park Sang-Hun, Brian Tee Running Time: 116 min. By Paul Bramhaull Director … Continue reading

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Nowhere to Hide (2000) Review

Director: Lee Myung-sae Writer: Lee Myung-sae Producer: Chung Tae-Won Cast: Joong-Hoon Park (Woo), Dong-Kun Jang, Ji-Woo Choi, Sung-kee Ahn, Sang Myun Park, Jae Mo Ahn Running Time: 112 min. By Joe909 A mish-mash of style and substance, Nowhere to Hide … Continue reading

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Ode to My Father (2014) Review

Director: Yoon Je-Kyun Writer: Park Soo-Jin Cast: Hwang Jung-Min, Kim Yunjin, Oh Dal-Su, Jung Jin-Young, Jang Young-Nam, Ra Mi-Ran, Hong Suk-Youn, Kim Seul-Gi, Lee Hyun, Uhm Ji-Sung, Jang Dae-Woong Running Time: 126 min. By Paul Bramhall When a major Korean … Continue reading

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Office (2014) Review

Director: Hong Won-Chan Writer: Choi Yoon-Jin, Hong Won-Chan Producer: Lee Sung-Jin, Choi Yoon-Jin Cast: Ko Ah-Sung, Park Sung-Woong, Bae Sung-Woo, Kim Eui-Sung, Ryoo Hyoun-Kyoung, Lee Chae-Eun, Son Soo-Hyun, Park Jung-Min, Oh Dae-Hwan Running Time: 111 min. By Paul Bramhall The … Continue reading

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Old Boy (2003) Review

AKA: Oldboy Director: Park Chan-wook Producer: Ji Yeong-Jun, Kim Dong-Ju Writers: Hwang Jo-Yun, Im Jun-Hyeong Cast: Choi Min-Sik, Yu Ji-Tae, Kang Hye-Jeong, Ji Dae-Han, Oh Dal-Su, Kim Byeong-Ok, Kim Su-Hyeon, Park Myeong-Sin, Lee Dae-Yeon, Yun Jin-Seo Running Time: 120 min. … Continue reading

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Once Upon a Time in High School | aka The Spirit of Jeet Kune Do (2004) Review

Director: Yu Ha (aka Yoo Ha) Writers: Yu Ha (aka Yoo Ha) Producer: Cha Seung-Jae, No Jong-Yun Cast: Kwon Sang-Woo, Han Ga-In, Lee Jeong-Jin, Kim In-Gweon, Lee Jong-Hyeok, Cheon Ho-Jin, Baek Bong-Gi, Kim Bu-Seon Running Time: 116 min. By Equinox21 … Continue reading

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Operation Chromite (2016) Review

Director: John H. Lee Producer: Lee Man-hee Cast: Lee Jung-jae, Lee Beom-soo, Liam Neeson, Jin Se-yeon, Jung Joon-ho, Park Chul-min, Kim Byeong-ok, Jon Gries, Choo Sung-hoon, Kim Sun-a, Kim Young-ae, Park Sung-woong, Sean Dulake Running Time: 111 min. By Kyle … Continue reading

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Outlaw: Goro the Assassin (1968) Review

AKA: Gangster VIP 4 Director: Keiichi Ozawa Cast: Tetsuya Watari, Chieko Matsubara, Asao Koike, Jiro Okazaki, Kei Sato, Tatsuya Fuji, Shoki Fukae Running Time: 87 min. By Kyle Warner The Outlaw series dabbles in many genres over the span of … Continue reading

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Phone, The (2015) Revew

Director: Kim Bong-Joo Writer: Kim Bong-Joo Producer: Suk Jae-Seung, Gu Sung-Mok Cast: Son Hyun-Joo, Uhm Ji-Won, Bae Sung-Woo, Hwang Bo-Ra, Roh Jeong-Eui, Jang In-Sub, Jo Dal-Hwan, Lee Sheol-Min, Park Ji-So, Hwang Suk-Jung, Kim Jong-Goo Running Time: 114 min. By Paul … Continue reading

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Piper, The (2015) Review

Director: Kim Gwang-tae Writer: Kim Gwang-tae Producer: Kim Dong-woo, Lee Han Cast: Ryu Seung-ryong, Lee Sung-min, Chun Woo-hee, Lee Joon, Goo Seung-hyun, Jeong Kyeong-ho, Kim Jeong-yeong, Park Yoon-seok, Yoon Dae-yeol, Lee Dong-hee Running Time: 119 min. By Paul Bramhall The … Continue reading

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