Movie Review – Mission: Possible

Mission: Possible Korea (2021) Dir. Kim Hyeong-Joo Getting involved in international espionage requires physical excellence, nerves of steel, the ability to improvise and of course intelligence. Fall short on any of these, especially the last one, and your career will be very short indeed. Thankfully, such incompatible people working for such organisations only exist in … Continue reading Movie Review – Mission: Possible

Movie Review – The Grand Heist (Baramgwa hamjje sarajida)

The Grand Heist (Baramgwa hamjje sarajida) Korea (2012) Dir. Kim Joo-Ho When you think of heists, the primary target is either money or valuables like jewellery, antiques, or gold. If the prize at stake was something else it would seem a tad esoteric or, for a film, anarchic and off the wall. Leave it to … Continue reading Movie Review – The Grand Heist (Baramgwa hamjje sarajida)

Movie Review – The Dude In Me (Naeanui Geunom)

The Dude In Me (Naeanui Geunom) Korea (2019) Dir. Kang Hyo-Jin Those of us who aren’t the most dynamic, good looking, or adept at physical activities long to be imbued with these skills if we see how cool those who do possess them are. It would be nice to wake up and be a different … Continue reading Movie Review – The Dude In Me (Naeanui Geunom)

Movie Review – New Year Blues

New Year Blues Korea (2021) Dir. Hong Ji-Young Christmas may be the big celebration here in the west, but in Asia it is December 31st that they go all out for (except for China who prefer the Lunar New Year in February). As one year ends and another begins, this usually means the chance to … Continue reading Movie Review – New Year Blues

Movie Review – Minari

Minari Digital/VOD (Distributor: Altitude Film Entertainment) Running Time: 115 minutes approx. Release Date – March 19th People talk about home being where the heart is, but for those who have relocated from one town or even country to another, their heart may still be from whence they came. Is it possible to sever those ties … Continue reading Movie Review – Minari

Movie Review – Extreme Job (Geukhanjikeob)

Extreme Job (Geukhanjikeob) Korea (2019) Dir. Lee Byeong-heon People often the police a hard time and sometimes it is deserved, as recent events have demonstrated. But, to give them their due, when they have a dangerous criminal that needs bringing in or a case that requires total dedication, police forces will do anything to get … Continue reading Movie Review – Extreme Job (Geukhanjikeob)

Movie Review – Samjin Company English Class (Samjin Group Yeong-aw TOEIC-ban)

Samjin Company English Class (Samjin Group Yeong-aw TOEIC-ban) Korea (2020) Dir. Lee Jong-pil “Don’t’ tread on an ant, he’s done nothing to you/There may come a day when he’s treading on you!” Adam Ant almost assuredly didn’t have corporate business in mind when he wrote that lyric for his 1980 classic Ant Music, but it … Continue reading Movie Review – Samjin Company English Class (Samjin Group Yeong-aw TOEIC-ban)

Innocent Witness (Jeungin)

Innocent Witness (Jeungin) Korea (2019) Dir. Lee Han “If only she weren’t Autistic” A line actually spoken in a film apparently designed to help broaden our understanding and knowledge of Autism. Thankfully, this is repudiated by the mother of the autistic girl in question, proclaiming she had never once thought that herself, otherwise it wouldn’t … Continue reading Innocent Witness (Jeungin)

Secret Zoo (Haechijianha)

Secret Zoo (Haechijianha) Korea (2020) Dir. Son Jae-Gon If it is all for a good cause then a little deception can be forgiven right? Unfortunately, in the corporate world when money talks and the powerful talk louder, there is no such thing as a good cause when there is a profit to be made, and … Continue reading Secret Zoo (Haechijianha)

Beasts Clawing At Straws (Jipuragirado Jabgo Sipeun Jibseungdeul)

Beasts Clawing At Straws (Jipuragirado Jabgo Sipeun Jibseungdeul) Korea (2020) Dir. Kim Young-Hoon Money. If it didn’t exist would the world be a better place? If you think of all the trouble it causes, such as class divide and disparity, greed, envy, debt, perhaps it would make things easier if we had a different system … Continue reading Beasts Clawing At Straws (Jipuragirado Jabgo Sipeun Jibseungdeul)