Taegukgi

Is Kang Je-Gyu becoming theMichael Bay of Korean cinema' The director made a persuasive claim to the titlewith the slick conspiracy thriller Shiri (Swiri) which grabbedthe Korean box-office crown in 1999. Now, he moves into Pearl…

Ode to My Father

Tugging shamelessly yet persuasively on the heartstrings, "Ode to My Father" is an epic South Korean melodrama capturing more than half a century of recent history through the eyes of an everyman shopkeeper. Director JK…

Your Name

I feel like I've been waiting to be impressed by Makoto Shinkai. That's not to say that his previous work has been bad. It's just been a bit aimless, repetitive, or overwhelmed by a tendency to wallow in his signature aesthetic. I've been…

Dragon Ball Z:Resurrection

Dragon Ball Z is in an interesting place right now. For many fans, the story had been functionally over for a long time. Akira Toriyama's manga had concluded and we were content to believe that the most important events of the …

Please, Come Back Mister

SBS drama Come Back, Mister, a drama adaptation of the Japanese novel Mr. Tsubakiyama’s Seven Days, was another drama swamped in the ratings battle by the monster that is Descendants of the Sun. But despite what the ratings say, Come Back,…

Park Jae-Sang

PSY, PSY also spelled Psy, original name Park Jae-Sang, (born December 31, 1977, Seoul, South Korea), South Korean singer and rapper. Originally known in his country as a controversial and satirical hip-hopartist, he achieved international…

The Yellow Sea

Rising directorial star Na Hong-jin presents a grim tale of a hit job gone wrong in his ambitious but exhausting sophomore feature The Yellow Sea (Hwang-hae). Good acting and some well executed set pieces keep viewers engaged throughout its…

Memories of Murder

Memories Of Murder is one of the most complete and compelling films to have come out of South Korea in recent years. Set up as a detective thriller, the film is by turn mysterious, dramatic, creepy and corroding - and it comes loaded with a…