Film review

Screenshot trailer Lucky Chan-sil: awkwardness and human relationships

Loosely based on her real-life story as a producer for film maestro Hong Sang-soo, Cho-hee Kim debuts as director with a romantic-comedy drama that explores existential questions of a life crisis while winking at the filmmaking industry and film-enthusiast.

Work = life

In her 40s film producer Chan-sil sees her dreams die in…

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Screenshot trailer The Iron Ladies

Based on a true story from 1996, the award-winning Thai comedy follows a volleyball team composed mainly of gays and kathoey (transgender person) that prepares for the Thai national championship.

The 2001 debut film of Youngyooth Thongkonthun explores the struggles that are still present in the Thai…

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The origin story that we were all waiting for

Jun Ji-hyun playing adult Ashin. Screenshot trailer Kingdom: Ashin of the North.

A side story of the original Netflix’ series Kingdom (2019) based on the Korean Webtoon of the same name and directed by the same filmmaker Kim Seong-Hun, : explains the origin of the zombies and how they spread.

The start of all sadness and chaos

Focusing on the character Ashin [Kim Si-a (child)…

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Jae-yeon and a gun. Screenshot trailer Night in Paradise.

Premiering at the 77th Venice International Film Festival in 2020, and released on Netflix in 2021 due to the pandemic, demonstrates the quality work that filmmaker Park Hoon-jung (

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Screenshot trailer Homunculus.

From director Takashi Shimizu (Ju-On, a.k.a. The Grudge) and based on the manga series “Homunculus” by Hideo Yamamoto (Ichi the Killer manga series), comes the live-action version of the same name.

(2021) shows Shimizu’s mastery in horror and thriller, accompanied with incredible creativity, but with a few narrative and…

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Jae-ha & Young-woo rehearsing — screenshot Method film trailer.

There are a few Korean films that present BL (boy’s love) or homosexuality theme with respect and with excellent cinematic quality, such as (2008) and (2005).

Films with this theme set in the contemporary day, however, tempt to lack depth. A few…

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Courtesy of Filmdepot.nl

Filmmaker Lee Isaac Chung’s (; 2007) presents a semi-biographical story of an immigrant family pursuing their dreams of a better future in the USA through a captivating and heart-aching story.

Set in the 1980s, a South Korean family move from a city in California to the countryside of Arkansas…

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