Posts Tagged ‘Korea’

What’s Korean Cinema? 30 – The Handmaiden

For the 30th episode of What’s Korean Cinema, we return to reviewing something from the cannon of one of the key figures out of the early millenium new wave Korean cinema: Park Chan-wook. But he has proven to be of value to the scene even today and we’ll be looking at is his 2016 erotic thriller The Handmaiden.

Running Times: 
00m 00s – Intro/Park Chan-wook biography & discussion/The Handmaiden production background.
27m 08s – The Handmaiden review

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What’s Korean Cinema? 27 – Declaration Of Idiot

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On this episode, we go back to 1983’s Declaration Of Idiot, directed by Lee Jang-ho. A silly, little art film from a director who didn’t want anyone to like it. It’s now considered a classic.

Running Times: 
00m 00s – Intro/Production-background
28m 32s – Lee Jang-ho biography & discussion
41m 40s – Declaration Of Idiot review

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What’s Korean Cinema? 25 – The Aimless Bullet

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Kenny B and Korean cinema expert Paul Quinn of Hangul Celluloid share their views on 1960’s The Aimless Bullet (considered the best Korean movie ever made), its director and legacy.

Running Times: 
00m 00s – Intro/Production-background
20m 05s – Yu Hyun-mok biography & discussion
36m 04s – The Aimless Bullet review

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Podcast On Fire Network Bonus Episode 25: The Uninvited

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They remade A Tale Of Two Sisters as The Uninvited in 2009. Directed by The Guard Brothers, how does it fare?

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What’s Korean Cinema? 22 – A Tale Of Two Sisters

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Bringing the unsettling, elegant, focused and dramatic, Kim Ji-woon’s A Tale Of Two Sisters is up for discussion. Does it hold a grip on audiences still or has rampant horror clichés outside of it diminished its power? Find out with Kenny B and Hangul Celluloid’s Paul Quinn.

Running Times: 
00m 00s – Intro/Movie- and production background
17m 00s – Kim Ji-woon biography & discussion
35m 53s – A Tale Of Two Sisters review

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What’s Korean Cinema? 21 – Thousand Years Old Fox

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Way before his kidnapping by Kim Jong-il or possible defection to North Korea, Shin Sang-ok honed his important voice in South Korean cinema and creating diverse work. Ranging from the gritty, documentary style thriller Flower In Hell to this widescreen period horror about a familiar trope and content within Korean film and TV. The fox spirit takes center stage in Thousand Years Old Fox from 1969. With Kenny B and Hangul Celluloid’s Paul Quinn.

Running Times: 
00m 00s – Intro/Movie- and genre background
23m 08s – Shin Sang-ok biography & discussion
37m 22s – Thousand Years Old Fox review

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What’s Korean Cinema? 20 – Secret Sunshine

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From a director who makes the most out of his sporadic filmmaking, we find Lee Chang-dong directing a lead performance with enough acting for 3 movies. So is his 140 minute drama Secret Sunshine from 2007, about grief, belief and emotional trauma worth the investment. Or do we need to watch vidoes of puppies to cleanse? Find out with Kenny B and Hangul Celluloid‘s Paul Quinn.

Running Times: 
00m 00s – Intro/Lee Chang-dong bio & discission
28m 52s – Song Kang-ho and Yeon Do-jeon discussion
36m 10s – Secret Sunshine review

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