After My Death (Joi manheun sonyeo)

After My Death (Joi manheun sonyeo) Korea (2017) Dir. Kim Ui-Seok Bullying and teen suicides seems to be a popular theme for Korean filmmakers over the last few years, implying this is becoming a handy “go to” topic to draw the punters in, or more worryingly, that this is still such a huge problem in … Continue reading After My Death (Joi manheun sonyeo)

Zombie For Sale

Zombie For Sale (Cert 15) 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: Arrow Video) Running Time: 112 minutes approx. Release Date – July 6th No, this isn’t an ingenious new method of avoiding certain death - and rebirth - at the hands of the flesh eating undead by offloading them onto someone else for a profit, but a … Continue reading Zombie For Sale

Along With the Gods: The Last 49 Days (Sin-gwa ham-kke: In-gwa yeon)

Along With the Gods: The Last 49 Days (Sin-gwa ham-kke: In-gwa yeon) Korea (2018) Dir. Kim Yong-Hwa Not a sequel but a continuation of the first Along With The Gods outing, as denoted by the fact both were filmed in one go, which must have been very tiring for the returning cast. So, if you’ve … Continue reading Along With the Gods: The Last 49 Days (Sin-gwa ham-kke: In-gwa yeon)

Along With the Gods: The Two Worlds (Sin-gwa ham-kke: Jwi-wa beol)

Along With the Gods: The Two Worlds (Sin-gwa ham-kke: Jwi-wa beol) Korea (2017) Dir. Kim Yong-Hwa We all have ideas about what happens after we die, with the most prominent theories driven by religious concepts of the afterlife. For many, the simple idea of heaven and hell is a popular one but there are even … Continue reading Along With the Gods: The Two Worlds (Sin-gwa ham-kke: Jwi-wa beol)

Acacia (Akasia)

Acacia (Akasia) Korea (2003) Dir. Park Ki-hyung Children are funny creatures. I know that is a general admission but one thing some of them tend to do, largely because of their callow grip on emotions, is become jealous of other children in the family arriving after them, stealing the attention from their parents that was … Continue reading Acacia (Akasia)

The Last Princess (Deokhyeongju)

The Last Princess (Deokhyeongju) Korea (2016) Dir. Hur Jin-Ho One of the moe painful chapters in Korean history was the Japanese occupation at the turn of the 20th century, Many films have been made about this already, dramatising the effects it had on civilians, military personnel, resistance fighters, and even artists. As he title implies, … Continue reading The Last Princess (Deokhyeongju)

Hit-and-Run Squad (Bbaengban)

Hit-and-Run Squad (Bbaengban) Korea (2019) Dir. Han Jun-Hee Apparently, motor racing is a corrupt sport. What a shocker eh? Well, that might not be completely true but in the context of this Korean film it is, although it is just one part of the plot and I couldn’t think of another way to open this … Continue reading Hit-and-Run Squad (Bbaengban)

Money

Money Korea (2019) Dir. Park Noo-Ri “Money, it's a crime / Share it fairly but don't take a slice of my pie” Sorry to be so predictable but is there any other way to open a review about a film with this title than to quote Pink Floyd? Plus it is rather apposite in lieu … Continue reading Money

Svaha: The Sixth Finger

Svaha: The Sixth Finger Korea (2019) Dir. Jang Jae-Hyun Extreme religious doctrine can be scary for of us those on the outside of it, but as religion is not a singular concept, conflicting opinions as to whose God is the one true deity and which teachings are the right ones can also be dangerous among … Continue reading Svaha: The Sixth Finger

Exit (Eksiteu)

Exit (Eksiteu) Korea (2019) Dir. Lee Sang-Geun Hands up everyone who has a hobby your parents are happy keeps you occupied but feel is too dangerous to make a living from? If only there was a way to show them it is worth the risk - say, a national disaster in which the skills from … Continue reading Exit (Eksiteu)