Archive for the ‘What’s Korean Cinema?’ Category

What’s Korean Cinema? 38 – Double Agent

You can take a far more gentle approach to North Korean infiltration into South Korea, as opposed to the animalistic, head chopping ways in Shiri, and when you’re a screenwriter making your directorial debut, it makes sense it is less noisy and more story driven. This is what you’ll face in Kim Hyeon-jeong’s Double Agent from 2003. With Kenny B and Hangul Celluloid’s Paul Quinn.

Running Times: 
00m 00s – Intro/notes and discussion of writer and director Kim Hyeon-jeong
20m 43s – North and South Korean conflict/defections.
28m 08s – Double Agent review.

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What’s Korean Cinema? 37 – Shiri

The characters try and prevent South Korea from going boom but 1999’s Shiri went boom commercially and perhaps without the spark it set off commercially, Korean cinema would look a lot different today. The new Korean cinema wave starts here. With Kenny B and Hangul Celluloid’s Paul Quinn.

Running Times: 
00m 00s – Intro/Shiri production background.
33m 00s – Notes on director Kang Je-gyu,
37m 05s – Han Suk-kyu biography/discussion.
62m 25s – Shiri review.

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What’s Korean Cinema? 36 – Springtime

Choi Min-sik may say he’s a bad guy in Springtime but this is as far removed from any scenes involving hammers or eating live animals on screen. No, Choi Min-sik gets taken down a notch, brought into warmth in Ryu Jang-ha’s 2004 drama. With Kenny B and Paul Quinn of Hangul Celluloid.

Running Times: 
00m 00s – Intro/Ryu Jang-ha bio/discussion.
18m 33s – Choi Min-sik bio/discussion.
47m 35s – Springtime review.

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What’s Korean Cinema? 35 – My Heart

Director Bae Chang-ho does picture esque slice of village life of a hundred years ago or so in a rather unremarkable remarkable film called My Heart from 1999. Featuring the adventures of Bag lady and Pot Boy. Kenny B and Paul Quinn of Hangul Celluloid break it all down for you. Includes the story of Paul meeting the very chatty director.

Running Times: 
00m 00s – Intro/Bae Chang-ho bio/discussion.
42m 00s – My Heart review.

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What’s Korean Cinema? 34 – The Wailing

The director of The Chaser and The Yellow Sea is back, this time with a long, horror movie that was one of the big hitters of Korean cinema in 2016. With Kenny B and Paul Quinn of Hangul Celluloid.

Running Times: 
00m 00s – Intro/Na Hong-jin’s career so far
34m 21s – The Wailing review

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What’s Korean Cinema? 33 – A Bloodthirsty Killer

The black and white mindbender of 1965? Lee Yong-min’s career may be hard to research but his nightmare fuel in the form A Bloodthirsty Killer was thankfully discovered and now Kenny B and Paul Quinn of Hangul Celluloid review it as well talk of the career of the director.

Running Times: 
00m 00s – Lee Yong-min biography & discussion
38m 13s – A Bloodthirsty Killer review

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Podcast On Fire Network Bonus Episode 37: Seoul Station

Kenny B and Paul Quinn extend their Train To Busan-coverage by talking of Yeon Sang-ho’s possibly connected and animated zombie movie Seoul Station.

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