Tag Archives: Korean cinema

The Mayor – A Review

With a bunch of new Korean movies up on Netflix, my wife has been binging. She was kind enough to leave one for us to watch together, and she did so because it stars one of South Korea’s greatest actors … Continue reading

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Phantom Detective (or Detective Hong Gil-Dong: the Vanished Village)

Having been sent on a trip for work, I’ve had a chance to watch some movies, some of which I probably would not otherwise have watched, but Phantom Detective (the Korean title is Detective Hong Gil-Dong: the Vanished Village) is … Continue reading

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The Tiger

I am always thankful for the relatively good number of Korean films and TV series Netflix Canada has to offer. When I saw The Tiger had arrived, a 2015 movie with one of Korea’s best actors – Choi Min-Sik – … Continue reading

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A Kim Jong-Il Production

In case you didn’t know, I lived for three and a half years in South Korea. It’s where I met my wife. It’s my second home, and I feel more comfortable there than I do in most other places. I have … Continue reading

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Korean Film Archive

The Korean Film Archive has presented a ton of great Korean cinema from the past. It’s a fantastic way to see the evolution of Korean cinema, as well as a chance to see some North Korean movies. I think it’s … Continue reading

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Assassination: A Review

Assassination, the Korean movie from 2015, is now available on Netflix in Canada. With my course load lighter (never trying two courses at the same time while I’m working), I have a bit of time on weekends to spend with … Continue reading

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No Tears for the Dead

When I read the synopsis for No Tears for the Dead, it reminded me of the Killer. An assassin makes a mistake and kills a young child. Guilt-ridden, he decides to save his next target, the child’s mother. The director … Continue reading

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The Admiral: Roaring Currents

I really, really, really … Really wanted to like this movie. It’s Yi Sun-Sin (pronounced Ee Soon-Sheen), my favourite Korean historical personage. He was absolutely amazing – the one bright point in an otherwise disastrous period (the Imjin War when … Continue reading

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Review: The Yellow Sea

I’m a fan of both Korean cinema and film noir, but I hadn’t seen the Yellow Sea, a Korean noir from 2010. This extended trip has given me a chance to catch up on a few things, and one of … Continue reading

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Dispatches from South Korea

I’ve been in South Korea for just over a week, and have been honoured to have participated in my Korean family’s Lunar New Year (Sollal) celebration, which included the sacrifices to the ancestors (which was fruit and prepared food we … Continue reading

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