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[Hancinema Film Review] "The Education"

2019/12/07 | Permalink

The hardships young people face in S. Korea nowadays, when looking for a job has been a recurring theme during the latest few years, among indie productions. Kim Duk-joong, in his debut, makes his own effort on the theme, by combining it with the concept of taking care of the sick elderly...More

[Hancinema Film Review] "Moving On"

2019/12/07 | Permalink

Winner of the NETPAC, Citizen Critics', DGK and KTH award in Busan, "Moving On" is one of the best films to come out this year from the country, particularly due to the insight it offers to the Korean modern society...More

[HanCinema's Film Review] "President's 7 Hours"

2019/12/07 | Permalink

Originally "President's 7 Hours" was teased in "After Diving Bell" via the post-credits sequence. The promised content, a detailing of former South Korean President Park Geun-hye's dealings with a mysterious cult, was intriguing. The title also promised to explain the seven hours during the Sewol tragedy where Park Geun-hye could not be contacted to give clear instructions to the rescue operation. While all that information is in here, the presentation is underwhelming...More

[HanCinema's Film Review] "Wolseong"

2019/12/07 | Permalink

The Wolseong nuclear power plant system is located in the outskirts of Gyeongju, in the southeastern part of South Korea. It's only one of many nuclear power plant systems that provide much of the country's electricity. In "Wolseong", directors Kim Sung-hwan-II and Nam Tae-je detail activism on the part of Gyeongju locals to shut down the plants. The main argument they present is that radiation from the plant is leaking into the water supply, giving them cancer...More

[Orion's Ramblings] Jang Dong-yoon Courted for OCN's Fourth Dramatic Cinema Project, "The Search"

2019/12/06 | Permalink

If there was every a piece of flawless news for my fragile Ori-heart, it is one such as this; Jang Dong-yoon has been offered the leading role in "The Search", which is OCN's fourth installment for its Dramatic Cinema project, one where the production quality and staff of movie making are combined with the catchy storytelling of dramas to, create "best of both worlds" works...More

[HanCinema's News] South Koreans Polarized Over Kang Ji-hwan's Light Sentence

2019/12/06 | Permalink

Kang Ji-hwan's light sentence shocked many in South Korea on December 5th. The actor had been caught sexually assaulting two employees of his management company, having invited them to his home earlier this year. Having initially claimed to have no memory of the incident, he later confessed to the charges against him pending trial...More

[HanCinema's News] "House of Hummingbird" and "Parasite" Win at Korean Film Producer's Association Awards

2019/12/06 | Permalink

"House of Hummingbird" took the top prize at the recently held Korean Film Producer's Association Awards, breaking the streak that "Parasite" has recently enjoyed when it has come to domestic film prizes. Director Bong Joon-ho still won the best director award at the same event...More

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