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

What’s Korean Cinema? 41 – Kilimanjaro

Criminal shoots himself in front of his twin brother who’s a cop. Cop goes back to his old gang in the village and may or may not be acting as his dead twin brother. Violence and a quirky tone ensues in Kilimanjaro from 2000. With Kenny B and Hangul Celluloid’s Paul Quinn.

Running Times: 
00m 00s – Intro/Oh Seung-uk’s directorial career
38m 28s – Kilimanjaro review.

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What’s Korean Cinema? 40 – The Mimic

Korean urban legend wrapped in a horror package with some emotional oomph to it, which means we’ll examine if Huh Jung’s The Mimic strikes a balance between approachable local and international horror. With Kenny B and Hangul Celluloid’s Paul Quinn.

The Mimic is out now on dvd and digital HD from Arrow Films and we thank them for providing the screener for review.

Running Times: 
00m 00s – Intro/Huh Jung’s directorial output so far.
21m 52s – The Mimic review.

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What’s Korean Cinema? 39 – The Uninvited

The sassy girl Jun Ji-hyun takes a left turn from out of control girl in romantic comedies to playing a woman with narcolepsy who sees her babies die in front of her. Nothing is cheery, melodramatic or quirky anymore in the psychological horror movie The Uninvited from 2003. With Kenny B and Hangul Celluloid’s Paul Quinn.

Running Times: 
00m 00s – Intro/horror in South Korean cinema.
36m 14s – The career of director Lee Soo-yun and discussion of Jun Ji-hyun’s career at the time (2003).
44m 16s – The Uninvited review.

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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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