Apr 30, 2021
Despite using well worn action tropes as a framework to pit two men against one another, the film spins a refreshing take on these tropes to constantly surprise the viewer and ultimately deliver an emotional wallop.
Mar 28, 2015
This gentle, emollient romantic drama is further proof of my never-ending mantra that, at their very best, no film-making industry can tap into the softer emotions better than Asian cinema.
Apr 5, 2015
Exceptionally acted, quirky without sacrificing the central poignancy and ultimately very effective, this is Korean cinema at its best.
Jan 10, 2018
Slick, confident and complex, much like its main characters, ‘New World’ un-spools a gripping tale of loyalty and the quest for power.
May 31, 2017
‘Operation Chromite’ isn’t much different from any other recent big budget Korean war epic but on its own well produced terms and commitment to delivering spectacle, certainly entertains.
Jun 10, 2015
‘The Thieves’ is the kind of bloated, star-studded jolly up that you may have been mistaken for thinking that Hollywood had copyrighted.
Jun 19, 2015
The whole production just doesn’t seem to pay enough attention to the plot or characters, and seems far more concerned with flaunting its lavish locales.