LATEST FILM REVIEWS

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Director: Cho Il-hyung  

Genre:  Thriller-Horror

 

Self-isolating from a killer infection, this zombie thriller is a topical 2020 offering that provides easy entertainment

 

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Director:  Bong Joon-ho 

Genre:  Comedy-Drama

 

Bong Joon-ho's dark satire masterpiece returns with a monochrome makeover which accentuates its bleak shades 

 

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Director:  Yeon Sang-ho 

Genre:  Action-Horror

 

Train to Busan follow-up is a thrilling zombie-fest of sprawling action, but its emotional intensity does not rise from the dead  

 

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Director:  Min Byung-Woo

Genre:  Documentary

 

Genuine and hilarious tale of a filmmaker's recently retired father fulfilling a life-long dream as a street artist in Paris 

 

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Director: Son Seung-hyun

Genre: Action-Crime

 

Conveyor-belt action-crime caper
is a passable, if not particularly original, way to spend 80 minutes for fans of the genre

 

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Director: Bobby Choy

Genre:  Romance-Musical

 

Vanity project for Korean music
act Big Phony is a soppy slog
of romantic cliches and
self-congratulations 

 

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Director:  Jang Yu-jeong

Genre:  Comedy

 

A familiar set-up just about  delivers enough laughs as a lying politician turns compulsory truth-teller as election day looms  

 

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Director:  Woo Min-ho

Genre:  Political drama

 

The 1979 assassination of President Park gets a dramatic retelling featuring a star turn by Lee Byung-hun 

 

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Director:  Yoon Sung-hyun

Genre:  Crime drama

 

Heist movie turned Cosmopolitan Western shootout forges high tension as a set of likeable cons scramble for survival   

 

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Director:  Kim Kwang-bin

Genre:  Supernatural horror

 

A jump scare-inducing closet and a cohort of creepy children embolden this emotional supernatural horror   

 

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Director:  Son Jae-gon 

Genre:  Comedy

 

Low-brow slapstick comedy provides some guilt pleasure, but lacks overall coherence to stick its landing  

 

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Director:  Shin Su-won 

Genre:  Drama

 

Savage corporate demands
and the desperation of Korea’s youth to succeed colour
this cautionary tale  

 

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Director:  Kim Yong Hoon

Genre:  Crime drama

 

Desperate schemers see their lives intertwined by a large bag of cash in a promising directorial debut   

 

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DirectorLee Won-tae 

Genre: Action-Thriller

This stylish serial killer hunt combines the best of the crime genre to deliver a gripping, if slightly formulaic, encounter   

 

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THE GANGSTER, THE COP,
THE DEVIL (2019)
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DirectorKim Tae-yoon 

Genre:  Comedy

 

A silly, but occasionally fun, slapstick caper that blends Dr. Dolittle with a crime-solving buddy movie   

 

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MR ZOO:
THE MISSING VIP (2020)
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Director:  Lee Han 

Genre: Drama

Emotionally charged courtroom drama comes alive with two outstanding lead performances 

 

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INNOCENT WITNESS
(2019)
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DirectorKim Hong-Sun 

Genre: Horror

Promising possession and exorcism set-up fizzles out into more tepid low-scare affair      

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METAMORPHOSIS
(2019)
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Director:  Lim Sun-ae

Genre: Drama

Tackling the often-ignored topic of the sexual abuse of the elderly, this is a subtle yet powerful film

 

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MADAME FREEDOM
(1956)
THE WAILING
(2016)
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Director:  Bong Joon-ho

Genre: Comedy-Drama

Bong Joon-ho’s dark satire exposes Korea’s class divide and serves up a peerless cinematic masterpiece   

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PARASITE
 (2019)

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