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Podcast On Fire Network Bonus Episode 44: Three more Korean shorts!

Extending the short movie-coverage in What’s Korean Cinema? 43, Kenny B and Paul Quinn review Kim Ji-woon’s Memories, Park Chan-wook’s Cut and Bong Joon-ho’s Shaking Tokyo. Only some of the biggest Korean directors ever.

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What’s Korean Cinema? 43 – Six Short Films

Korean cinema creativity also goes on in the short movie community, whether the big profiles are experimenting with the format or your lesser known directors. So in this episode we’ll be looking at six different ones using a variety of techniques, going back as far as 2003’s Doggy Poo and up to 2018’s Polaroid. With Kenny B and Hangul Celluloid’s Paul Quinn.

Running Times: 
00m 00s – Intro/Sprout review.
28m 03s – Doggy Poo review.
45m 17s – Night Fishing review.
67m 20s – Miss Longlegs review.
80m 25s – Awaiting review
98m 57s – Polaroid review.

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Podcast On Fire 274: 2018 Christmas Special

It’s Trivia Night this year as well! Listen to the battle between Phil G, Todd Stadtman and late arrival Tom K-W as they and Lord Quizmaster Kenny B close out the year. Also, a Hallmark-movie review. Thank you for your support in 2018 and we’ll be back in January.

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What’s Korean Cinema? 42 – No Blood No Tears

The Action Kid Ryoo Seung-wan plants a plethora of characters in the same arena, with the central piece being money, to see how they connect, interact and just how much they are able to beat the crap out of each other in No Blood No Tears from 2002. With Kenny B and Hangul Celluloid’s Paul Quinn.

Running Times: 
00m 00s – Intro/Ryoo Seung-wan biography and discussion
52m 25s – No Blood No Tears review.

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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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