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2016 Busan International Film Festival’s opening red carpet
by | October 6, 2016 | 64 Comments
And another year of red carpets and awards is upon us. The season kicked off with the opening of the 21st Busan International Film Festival, which runs October 6-15, 2016. The big star of the night was Han Ye-ri (Age of Youth), whose new independent film Chunmong (A Quiet Dream) was the opening film of... More »


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Jo Jin-woong turns greedy goldminer in The Hunt
by | June 26, 2016 | 12 Comments
The Hunt is coming out next week on June 29. Starring Jo Jin-woong (Signal) and Ahn Sung-ki (The Divine Move), this action thriller flick is about a group of disreputable treasure hunters who end up climbing a mountain they should have left alone and an old village man who ends up witnessing too much for... More »


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2015 Busan International Film Festival’s opening red carpet
by | October 1, 2015 | 81 Comments
Is it red carpet season already? The various year-end awards ceremonies for films and dramas will start rolling in this month and go through the end of the year, but the red carpet festivities kick off with the Busan International Film Festival, now in its 20th year. The festival runs from October 1 through October... More »


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51st Baeksang Arts Awards
by | May 26, 2015 | 218 Comments
The Baeksang Arts Awards are back with their 51st installment, awarding prizes in both film and television. Most of the entries were fairly predictable, though the night wasn’t without a few surprise wins. One of the big surprises was variety PD Na Young-seok being named the Daesang winner in the TV category; although I wouldn’t... More »


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2014 Busan International Film Festival’s opening red carpet
by | October 2, 2014 | 59 Comments
It’s red carpet season! I both love and hate awards/festival season (fall-winter, mostly) because on one hand, it’s never a burden to look at scores of beautiful people strutting a formal event looking (mostly) their best, but on the other, these posts can be massive and a pain to compile. But let our pain be... More »


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Joo Sang-wook signs on for Trot
by | June 25, 2014 | 22 Comments
Joo Sang-wook (Sly and Single Again) has taken the lead in the movie Trot, in the role previously offered to Choi Jin-hyuk (who opted to sign up for the Fated to Love You remake instead). Joo’s character is a bicycle deliveryman who begins working in Seoul’s Hwanghak-dong marketplace after enduring a painful experience.... More »


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2013 Blue Dragon Film Awards
by | November 22, 2013 | 107 Comments
Fall marks the start of awards season, and today we have the 34th Blue Dragon Film Awards, one of the major film industry ceremonies, along with the Grand Bell (Daejong) Awards earlier this month and the Baeksang Awards in the spring. You’ll recognize many familiar faces, not just from the other festivals and ceremonies this... More »


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50th Grand Bell Awards
by | November 1, 2013 | 70 Comments
Ack, is it that time of year already? WHERE DID THE YEAR GO. The 50th Grand Bell Awards (aka Daejong Film Awards) were held on November 1, and kicks off the season of red-carpet awards ceremonies. There were a few big films that carried off the lion’s share of prizes, but it was a far... More »


Chungmuro/Film Reviews
Movie Review: Festival
by | August 11, 2013 | 11 Comments
Continuing with his exploration of Korean history and culture, director Im Kwon-taek‘s ninety-fifth film, Festival, adapts the writing of Lee Chung-joon and takes a look at family relationships through the lens of the traditional Korean funeral customs. Festival incorporates a level of formalism uncommon in Im’s work that might turn off those looking for more straightforward... More »


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Movie Review: The Taebaek Mountains
by | July 6, 2013 | 12 Comments
Although North and South Korea eventually ended up divided mostly along ideological lines, after Korea was freed from Japanese control at the end of the Second World War, leftists and rightists understandably existed in cities all over the peninsula and the political spectrum even among them varied. As the tension between communist and capitalist ideologies... More »