Alice In Earnestland (Seong-sil-han na-la-ui Ael-li-seu)

Alice In Earnestland (Seong-sil-han na-la-ui Ael-li-seu) Korea (2015) Dir. Ahn Gooc-Jin All our lives we are told that if we work hard and play by the rules we can reap the rewards at the end of the day. Unfortunately we know that isn’t always true and those who take the short cuts get ahead and … Continue reading Alice In Earnestland (Seong-sil-han na-la-ui Ael-li-seu)

11:00 AM (Yeolhansi)

11:00 AM (Yeolhansi) Korea (2013) Dir. Kim Hyun-seok Sci-fi is not a genre Korean cinema has tackled on a grand scale. Of the few select films released under this banner the closest appear to be Doomsday Book, Sector 7 and maybe Save The Green Planet, possibly even The Host too although that is more a … Continue reading 11:00 AM (Yeolhansi)

The Pirates (Hae-jeok: Ba-da-ro gan san-jeok)

The Pirates (Hae-jeok: Ba-da-ro gan san-jeok) Korea (2014) Dir. Lee Seok-hoon When you think “pirates” Far East Asia doesn’t really spring to mind, outside of perhaps the anime phenomenon that is One Piece, so a pirate film from Korea would sound like an oddity in itself. However this 2014 blockbuster, presumably a belated response to … Continue reading The Pirates (Hae-jeok: Ba-da-ro gan san-jeok)