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J.S.A.: Joint Security Area (Park Chan-wook, South Korea: 2000)

A shooting incident in the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) leaves two North...

‘Judgement’ (Park Chan-wook, South Korea: 1999)

With the exception of some surely-now-near-legendary unsubtitled VHS copies,...

Christmas In August (Hur Jin-ho, South Korea: 1998)

Jung-won is portrait photographer running a small shop in Gunsan. Although...

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Book Review: Korean Film Directors – Ryoo Seung-wan (Kim Yeong-jin,2008)

The Korean Film Directors series is a project set up by the Korean Film...

Book Review: New Korean Cinema: Breaking The Waves (Darcy Paquet, 2009)

Review The ‘Short Cuts’ series of books are introductory texts...

“Introduce what they have missed”: An Interview with Leonardo CinieriLombroso

Reviewed recently here on the site, Through Korean Cinema is a fascinating...

“It’s technically very difficult getting a tiger into a film:” a conversation on Kim Han-min and his film, War of the Arrows

“It was the one military practice, the one token of martial skill, which...

“Only strong as the challenges you face”: Interview with John H. Lee

With 71: Into The Fire recently released on DVD and Blu-ray (read the review...

Film Music and Kim Jee-woon: A Bittersweet Life Original Soundtrack

The significance of music in the highly iconographic films of Kim Jee-woon...