• 200 Pounds Beauty

    Jul 3, 2015

    A typically operatic Korean rom-com where subtlety is elbowed aside in favour of ‘My Sassy Girl’ style emotional fireworks.

  • 3-Iron

    Jul 3, 2015

    If you want to experience a beautiful, touching drama with a dreamlike atmosphere, then ‘3-Iron’ comes highly recommended.

  • 71: Into The Fire

    Sep 17, 2016

    This slick looking and battle charged war film doesn’t stray too far from the well worn war movie path but certainly tells an inspiring and conflict heavy tale from the Korean War.

  • A Bittersweet Life

    Feb 23, 2015

    A true gangster epic with brilliant performances, direction and action and not a mockney geezer or wideboy in sight. Simply: great.

  • A Hard Day

    Mar 22, 2015

    A crackerjack Korean comedy that features a wonderful double act by Lee Sun-Kyun and Cho Jin-Woong as the oddball antagonists.

  • A Man Who Was Superman

    Apr 20, 2015

    The destination will probably be inevitable to you 5 minutes into the movie, but that is unlikely to stop the tears rolling down your cheeks come closing credits and the journey, not the destination is the thing of greatest importance.

  • A Millionaire’s First Love

    Apr 23, 2015

    As it draws to it conclusion, that Korean melancholy kicks in and the characters begin to extend beyond caricatures.

  • A Perfect Match

    May 11, 2015

    Despite moments that show a director trying to craft something different from a common storyline, there is no reason why this should be considered unfair; this is mostly well executed yet only mildly diverting fare.

  • A Tale Of Two Sisters

    Jun 9, 2015

    If you are willing to substitute blood for brains and real heart for cheap scares, this movie will be one you will remember long after you see it.

  • Arahan

    Feb 18, 2015

    The story is nothing new or revolutionary and takes just a little too long to get where it is going. Still, the film is made with skill and the comedy often hits home just as much as the fights do.

  • Art Museum By The Zoo

    Feb 18, 2015

    Director Lee Jeong-hyang manages to generate enough of an ambience to make ‘Art Museum By The Zoo’ a more than pleasant diversion.

  • Azooma

    Feb 19, 2015

    One could almost believe the idea was hatched in a few minutes as scenes are needlessly dragged out and nothing significant happens until the closing moments.

  • BA:BO

    Feb 20, 2015

    ‘BA:BO’ may be slickly shot and handled by a mostly photogenic cast, though it is undoubtedly easy to become immersed in its world.

  • Barking Dogs Never Bite

    Feb 21, 2015

    Despite his attempts to look beneath the surface of Korea, Bong Joon-Ho is unable to sink his teeth into anything too substantial though

  • Blades Of Blood

    Feb 24, 2015

    A classy affair all round, ‘Blades of Blood’ is an invigorating and hugely enjoyable slice of chanbara styled storytelling from Korea.

  • Blind

    Feb 24, 2015

    ‘Blind’ is a more than capable thriller that builds patiently to an edge-of-the-seat climax. And Kim Ha-Neul continues to ascend to the top of Korea’s starlist with another charismatic performance.

  • Breathless

    Feb 26, 2015

    The film carries on down a winding road of raised fists and black eyes but maintains a battered humanity as well.

  • Brotherhood

    Feb 26, 2015

    An unflinching look at a violent part of Korea’s history and how the terror of war really does tear people apart both figuratively and literally.

  • Cart

    May 25, 2015

    ‘Cart’ is an admirable and very sympathetic version of a pro-longed event that may have happened in Korea, but has echoes through the developed world where profit is evermore as valued as simple human decency.

  • Champion

    Feb 28, 2015

    An entertaining if hardly revolutionary piece of sports bio, ‘Champion’ benefits from some fine photography, a commitment to do the subject proud and some excellent performances from the cast.

  • Chaw

    Feb 28, 2015

    This slick Korean production offers a fair amount of rampaging animal attacks, goofy horror fun and dashings of gore to make it a decent monster movie.

  • Children…

    Feb 28, 2015

    Lee Kyoo-Man provides us with a well shot, gently paced ‘what if?’ that might not be gripping, but is much more than just a distraction.

  • Closer To Heaven

    Mar 1, 2015

    Director Park Jin Pyo once again handles a harrowing subject with sensitivity and respect for his characters.

  • Crying Fist

    Mar 4, 2015

    ‘Crying Fist’ feels fresh and exciting thanks to the considerable skills of its director, the novel use of two storylines happening at the same time and the excellent performances of the leads.