Tag Archive: Korean film

Review: Right Now, Wrong Then (Hong, 2015) – SFIFF 2016

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If I had realized before I had begun the film that its director had made Hill of Freedom (which screened at last year’s SFIFF), I wouldn’t have watched it. As it was, I recognized… Continue reading

Review: Hill of Freedom (Hong, 2014) – SFIFF 2015

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I was seduced by the description of this film on the SFIFF website as well as by the idea of seeing work by a new-to-me South Korean director. I don’t remember if I’ve mentioned… Continue reading

Review: My Fair Wedding (Jang, 2015) – CAAMFest 2015

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I had hoped that My Fair Wedding was going to be an exploration of the ways in which mainstream South Korean society views the issue of gay marriage. Instead, this film is a much… Continue reading

Review: Oldboy (Park, 2003)

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From what I’d heard of the movie, I had expected a bloodbath a la Quentin Tarantino. This film is far less bloody and far more disturbing than anticipated (though not quite as gratuitously twisted… Continue reading