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New Korean Films: Let's Make Up the Delay Part I (2015 Week 20-25)

After more than two months of silence, I'm finally back for more discussion about Korean films getting released every week. Since I've missed a lot of interesting films and that I couldn't make my mind to just resume my weekly article...
by Modern Korean Cinema on Oct 6, 2015

Korean Film Festival 2015 Line-Up Looking Really Impressive

The rundown of the films to be screened for the Korean Film Festival 2015 happening at SM Megamall Cinema 6 from October 8 - 11. Free admission The post Korean Film Festival 2015 Line-Up Looking Really Impressive appeared first on The Fanboy SEO.
by The Fanboy SEO on Sep 2, 2015

Korean Film Festival 2015 in Malaysia (brought to you by Korean Embassy Malaysia & GSC)

Attention all Korean movie lovers! Mark your calendars as the official Korean Film Festival is set to begin from August 20 – 23 featuring all the best Korean films for free!Korean Film Festival 2015 Malaysiawatch all the best Korean films for FREEM...
by Small N' Hot on Aug 18, 2015

Korean Film Festival 2015

Hey Korean movie fans, mark your calendars and catch some of the best Korean films for free at the Korean Film Festival 2015 from 20 August – 23 August. A total of 10 films will be shown in participating Golden Screen Cinemas (GSC) in Kuala Lumpur,...
by Sunshine Kelly on Aug 11, 2015

Cannes 2015 Review: MADONNA - A Riveting Tale of Sorrow and Redemption

By Pierce Conran Following her accomplished sophomore film, the absorbing high school revenge tale Pluto (2012), Shin Su-won returns in glorious fashion with the searing Madonna. Meticulous, layered and yet seemingly effortless, this rewarding tale...
by Modern Korean Cinema on May 22, 2015

News: Kim Han-min to Follow ROARING CURRENTS with Manchuria-Set War Pic

By Pierce Conran In the wake of the record-breaking success of last summer's Roaring Currents, Kim Han-min is opting to remain in the period war genre as he is busy preparing a new film called Bongoh Town Battle (working title), about a two-day...
by Modern Korean Cinema on Mar 4, 2015

Korean Box Office: British Invasion Shuts Out Local Films (2015 WK 9)

By Pierce Conran Following the busy Lunar New Year holiday, admissions fell to 1.97 admissions over the weekend but the main victims were local films, which saw their market share plummet to 18.5%. In a surprise turn of events, it was the United Kin...
by Modern Korean Cinema on Mar 1, 2015

Korean Box Office: Detectives and Spies Lead Lunar New Year Weekend (2015 WK 8)

By Pierce Conran Business shot up 70% over last week, as 3.88 million holiday spectators flooded the theaters, however that figure was over a million lower than last year's Lunar New Year weekend. Granted it's not exactly as fair comparison...
by Modern Korean Cinema on Feb 23, 2015

Review: WELCOME TO DONGMAKGOL Is a Surreal Anti-War Drama

By Chris Horn There is perhaps no region better suited to make a unique anti-war film than Korea, a country itself split and in a constant state of escalated threats of renewed warfare. Not quite content to make a film weighed down by excessive melo...
by Modern Korean Cinema on Feb 23, 2015

Review: WAIKIKI BROTHERS, A True Korean Classic

By Pierce Conran Yim Soonrye could lay claim to being the first female director to forge a lasting career in the Korean film industry. Indeed, she has one of the most varied filmographies among current filmmakers, yet ironically, or perhaps necessari...
by Modern Korean Cinema on Feb 20, 2015

Review: THE KING AND THE CLOWN is a Bawdy, Heartfelt Period Classic

By Chris Horn There’s no question that Korean period films have continued to increase in popularity in recent years as three of the top ten grossing Korean films by ticket admissions are set during the Joseon dynasty. As Korean studios allocate inc...
by Modern Korean Cinema on Feb 16, 2015

News: Bae Doo-na Boards Omnibus THE ROMANTIC

By Pierce Conran Bae Doo-na is close to signing on to what would be her first commercial Korean film since 2012's As One. The film in question is The Romantic, an omnibus drama in the same mould as Love Actually (2003). Click to read more» [[...
by Modern Korean Cinema on Feb 14, 2015

Review: Im Sang-soo's THE OLD GARDEN, A Heady Cocktail of Art, Ambition and History

By Pierce Conran Ambition, artistry and Korea’s painful recent past combine to fascinating results in The Old Garden (2006), an impressive yet flawed work from director Im Sang-soo which frames the trauma of a nation through a brief, yet passionate...
by Modern Korean Cinema on Feb 13, 2015

Review - DETECTIVE K: SECRET OF THE LOST ISLAND, Another Underwhelming Korean Period Action Comedy

By Pierce Conran Detective Kim is back with his trusty sidekick Seo-pil in the follow up to 2011’s hit period action-comedy Detective K: Secret of the Virtuous Widow. A hodgepodge of genres delivered at breakneck speed, this new instalment, subtit...
by Modern Korean Cinema on Feb 9, 2015

News: ODE TO MY FATHER Becomes 2nd Most Successful Korean Film of All Time

By Pierce Conran Yesterday, JK Youn's Ode to My Father surpassed The Host (2006) and The Thieves (2012) to become the second most successful Korean film of all time. Still in third place on the charts in its eighth week, the blockbuster melodra...
by Modern Korean Cinema on Feb 8, 2015

Reel Talk: Korea's Lunar New Year Contenders

Every Friday I appear on a segment called Reel Talk for Arirang TV on the 2 o'clock news, mostly covering Korean cinema. The Lunar New Year, one of Korea's major holidays, takes place next Thursday so local studios are pitting their biggest...
by Modern Korean Cinema on Feb 8, 2015

Park Yoo Chun JYJ Menang Penghargaan Di Ajang “Korean Film Critics Association Awards Ke-34″

BeritaKe.com – Para kritikus tampaknya terkesan dengan penampilan Park Yoo Chun dalam film “Sea Fog”, dan yang mengejutkan adalah bagaimana dia dengan mudahnya beralih dari aktor televisi menjadi bintang film. Sebagai seorang akt...
by BeritaKe on Nov 3, 2014

Busan 2014 Review: Action Thriller THE TARGET Misses the Mark

Part of MKC's coverage of the 19th Busan International Film Festival By Pierce Conran Normally we read about which new Korean thriller has had its remake rights snatched up by a Hollywood studio (news which invariably leads to a fervent chorus...
by Modern Korean Cinema on Oct 11, 2014

Busan 2014 Review: VENUS TALK Drowns Out Despite Strong Female Stars

Part of MKC's coverage of the 19th Busan International Film Festival By Pierce Conran As a fan of Moon So-ri and production company Myung Films, I felt that I should be excited about Venus Talk, their first collaboration since Im Sang-soo’s e...
by Modern Korean Cinema on Oct 11, 2014

Busan 2014 Review: Kim Ki-duk Off His Game With ONE ON ONE

Part of MKC's coverage of the 19th Busan International Film Festival By Pierce Conran Enfant terrible Kim Ki-duk returns with his 20th feature One On One, opening the Venice Days sidebar this year with an uncharacteristically plot-and-character-...
by Modern Korean Cinema on Oct 8, 2014


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