Following last years successful Korean Blogathon, New Korean Cinema and cineAWESOME! hosted the event again in 2012 from 5th to the 11th March. The blogathon is a way to try to encourage as many people – including YOU! – to share and discover opinions and ideas about Korean cinema.
For one week they try to encourage as many people as possible to get involved writing about Korean cinema. Anything you want. Over the the course of the seven days this kicks up some really interesting posts – and, most importantly, people are able to read what you’ve written and discover films and ideas that they’ve never come across before, maybe learn a little about Korean film history, or maybe even discover websites and blogs they were previously unaware of.
Ideas for blog posts might include reviews, top tens, opinions on favourite directors / actors / genres, whatever you want – it just needs to be related to Korean cinema in some way. Last year fifty blogs participated, generating one hundred and fifty posts!
Here at Far East Films we also got involved, providing various reviews throughout the week as well as acting as a hub to show all the links that were being generated around the web. The following is a full list of all the material that was submitted:
March 11, 2012
March 10, 2012
March 9, 2012
March 8, 2012
- Pierce Conran provides a review of 2011′s Penny Pinchers over at Modern Korean Cinema.
- Over at Unseen Films, DB Borroughs reviews the funny Hi Dharma 2.
- Dini R. is back from We Eat Lemon, this time with a look at the ‘sugar, spice and everything nice’ Antique.
- Richard Gray over at KOFFIA gives us a look at Lee Young-ae’s career.
- Peter Nellhaus gives us a review of Blood Rain at Coffee Coffee and More Coffee.
- At Laxante Cultural, Pedro Alfonso takes a look at Park Chan-wook’s controversial Thirst. (In Portuguese)
- Over at Robot x Robot, Lynn Shipp compares the good, the bad and the ugly of Korean Comedies in My Sassy Girlfriend Vs. Crazy First Love.
- Dr. Stan Glick writes about Tale of Cinema over at AsianCineFest.
- Guest contributor Adam Hartzell writes about two of Martin Scorsese’s favorite films, Park Ki-young’s Camels and Park Chan-ok’s Jealousy Is My Middle Name over at VCinema.
- Over at Genkina hito’s J-Film Review, Jason Maher takes a look at Kim Ji-woon’s directorial debut The Quiet Family.
- Yogi reviews Kim Joong-Hyun’s Choked over at Yogi’s Movie Consumption Blog.
- Pierce Conran reviews Jo Beom-goo’s Quick over at VCinema.
- Orion gives us The Promotional Weaknesses of Korean Films (Abroad) over at Orion’s Ramblings.
- DB Borroughs of Unseen Films has written a review for the film Cyrano Agency.
- Over at Life As Fiction, Rahat Ahmed reviews Lee Han’s Punch.
- Kim Ki-duk’s 3-Iron is reviewed by L over at La Troisième Chambre. (In French)
- Christopher Wheeler discusses Revenge: Korean Style over at KOFFIA.
- Charles Heidel reviews Kim Ji-woon’s The Good, The Bad, The Weird over at Greetings From Movie City USA.
- Jacob Feltner from the Podcast Without Honor and Humanity has recorded three more episodes, Oishii Man, Marathon and In Between Days.
- Colleen Wanglund writes about Epitaph over at VCinema.
- Over at KOFFIA, Sarah Ward is Delving Into the Darkness of Park Chan-wook.
March 7, 2012
March 6, 2012
March 5, 2012
- Richard Gray writes “Korean First: Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance” over at KOFFIA.
- Cho Seongyong reconsiders Yellow Sea over at his blog.
- Amy watches Spring Bears Love over at YAM Magazine.
- Paul Bramhall writes about his first experiences with Korean cinema in the article Hammer & Tooth: My First Encounter with Korean Cinema over at KOFFIA.
- Jeff Wildman takes on one of the strangest romantic comedies in years: I’m A Cyborg, But That’s Okay.
- Sarah Ward writes about one of the best actors in the industry today with her article Song Kang-ho: An adaptable icon over at KOFFIA
- Giacomo Lee reviews highschool indie drama Bleak Night over on tumblr.
- DBBorroughs watches the war film 71-Into the Fire over at Unseen Films.
- Martin Cleary starts a great list with Film Recommendations – Fifteen Films of the New Korean Cinema (Part One) over at New Korean Cinema.
- Pierce Conran gives us the skinny on Korean ticket sales with Korean Box Office Update (03/2-03/4, 2012) over at Modern Korean Cinema.
- Wildgrounds takes us on a tour of Korea with South Korean Film Locations.
- Milo writes Mighty South Korean Thrillers: The Yellow Sea and The Chaser over at Blog of the Northstar.
- Connor McMorran contributes three Hong Sang-soo articles Woman is the Future of Man, HaHaHa, and The Day He Arrives over at Rainy Day Movies.
- Pierce Conran reviews Song Il-gon’s latest film Always over at Modern Korean Cinema.
- Ghost writes KOREAN FILMS: WE AREN’T ALL ABOUT VENGEANCE over at Yam Magazine.
- Orion looks at sci-fi omnibus film Doomsday Book in Doomsday Book-Where is your Sci-fi Korea? over at Orion’s Ramblings.
- Alua writes Korean Cinema…Outside of London over on the blog Otherwhere.
- Dini R. takes a look at Bleak Night over at We Eat Lemon.
- James Schergen reviews Come Rain, Come Shine over at Flying Guillotine.
- Ki Mun reviews Helpless over at Scene in Korea.
- Kenneth Brorsson, Rufus de Rham, Paul Quinn begin What’s Korean Cinema Season 2 with Castaway on the Moon over at the Podcast on Fire network.
- Kenneth Brorsson reviews Oasis at Podcast on Fire Network.
- Adam D. looks at the classic North/South feud in the form of kaiju films YONGARY and PULGASARI over at VCinema Show.
- Pierce Conran reviews Countdown for the fine folks at VCinema.
- Christopher Wheeler takes a look at Xtreme Korea with The Man From Nowhere over at KOFFIA.
- Colleen Wanglund looks back at A TALE OF TWO SISTERS over at VCinema.
- James Brown looks at his own experience with Korean cinema with Audacious and Refreshing: Discovering Korean Cinema over at KOFFIA.
- Julyssa continues from last year with MY LOVE FOR KOREAN CINEMA PART. 2 – SUNNY SIDE UP over at Yam Magazine.
- Jimi reviews Kim Ki-duk classic The Isle over at Oriental Film House.
- Anna reviews Drifting Away over at Korean Indie.
- Jacob Feltner reviews Bleak Night in an episode of Podcast Without Honor and Humanity.
- Brad Gullickson watches The Good, The Bad and The Weird on cineAWESOME!
- Wasim Hossain writes four! reviews: I’m a Cyborg, But That’s Okay, Poetry, Feather, and A Dirty Carnival.
- Rufus talks about how he got started in the Korean film scene with The Beginnings: or how a joke changed Rufus’ life on cineAWESOME!