Movie Review – Gang

Gang Korea (2019) Dir. Jo Ba-Reun Perhaps you have heard the phrase “Offense is the best form of defence”, or in simple terms “Strike first”. This is a mindset dangerous people entering prison adopt by way of survival, seeking out the current “Daddy” and taking him out to establish their fearsome reputation. But to do … Continue reading Movie Review – Gang

Movie Review – Hostage: Missing Celebrity

Hostage: Missing Celebrity (Injil) Korea (2021) Dir. Pil Gam-seong Fame. Many people crave it and actively court it but is it worth it? Certainly, it can mean a healthier bank balance and preferential treatment from some quarters but there is the other side that many seem to overlook, the Faustian deal that means the loss … Continue reading Movie Review – Hostage: Missing Celebrity

Movie Review – The Girl On A Bulldozer

The Girl On A Bulldozer (Bulldozere Tan Sonyeo) Korea (2022) Dir. Park Ri-Woong One of life’s biggest ironies is how we reach certain ages that have us in a strange social limbo. As Alice Cooper succinctly put it in his classic hit I’m Eighteen from 1971: “I’m a boy and I’m a man” ­- in … Continue reading Movie Review – The Girl On A Bulldozer

Movie Review – In Our Prime

In Our Prime (Yisanghan Naraui Suhakja) Korea (2022) Dir. Park Dong-Hoon There comes a time in most people’s lives when, balking at having to do their maths homework, they ask the question “When is knowing how to do simultaneous equations or what a improper fraction is, going to be of any use in the real … Continue reading Movie Review – In Our Prime

Movie Review – Yaksha: Ruthless Operations

Yaksha: Ruthless Operations (Yacha) Korea (2022) Dir. Na Hyeon International espionage is a messy business with so many people keeping secrets and doing their best to ensure nobody else discovers them during whatever undercover mission they are on. The there are those who are double crossing their own because they are threatened are just plain … Continue reading Movie Review – Yaksha: Ruthless Operations

Movie Review – Spiritwalker

Spiritwalker Korea (2020) Dir. Yoon Jae-geun Remember when Nik Kershaw sang “Wouldn't it be good to be in your shoes, even if it was for just one day”? If this high concept Korean thriller is anything to go by, this is wishful thinking that needs to be discouraged ASAP. A man (Yoon Kye-Sang) finds himself … Continue reading Movie Review – Spiritwalker

Movie Review – The Pirates: The Last Royal Treasure

The Pirates: The Last Royal Treasure (Haejeok: Dokkaebi Gitbal) Korean (2022) Dir. Kim Jeong-hoon Question: When is a sequel not a sequel? Answer: When it is a “spiritual” sequel. In other words, somebody had an idea for a sequel to a successful film but for whatever reason couldn’t get the original cast back together, so … Continue reading Movie Review – The Pirates: The Last Royal Treasure

Movie Review – Aloners

Aloners (Honja saneun saramdeul) Korea (2021)  Dir. Hong Sung-eun I open this review not with my usual content related preface, but with a disclaimer that I may have missed many salient details regarding the fleshing of the story of this drama, due to the flawed subtitles on the version of Aloners I watched. First world … Continue reading Movie Review – Aloners

Movie Review – Love And Leashes

Love And Leashes (Moreolsenseu) Korea (2022) Dir. Park Hyun-Jin “He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.” John 8:7 John may have had a point but that hasn’t stopped people judging others based on their own sensibilities. The fact is, people are morally censured for things done in … Continue reading Movie Review – Love And Leashes

Movie Review – Hard Hit

Hard Hit (Balshinjehan) Korea (2021) Dir. Kim Chang-Ju Ever had one of those days were nothing seems to go right? It starts off normal enough then one little thing sets of a chain of events that results in disaster; you know what I am talking about. As annoying as this is, I think we get … Continue reading Movie Review – Hard Hit