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Movie: Revenger

A former police investigator decides to go to a prison island to revenge the brutal killings of his family. [more inside]
posted by smoke on Feb 3, 2019 - 2 comments

Movie: Burning

An extended adaptation of Haruki Murakami’s short story Barn Burning, based on William Faulkner’s story of the same name, Burning follows a quiet young man named Jong-su (Yoo Ah-in), who reconnects with his old classmate Hae-mi (Jeon Jong-seo) and starts to fall for her. But when a well-traveled, charismatic rich guy named Ben (Steven Yeun) comes into the picture and swallows all of Hae-mi’s attention, Jong-su starts to chip away at Ben’s flawless veneer. [more inside]
posted by FJT on Nov 20, 2018 - 4 comments

Movie: The Villainess

A young woman, raised from childhood to be a killer, is co-opted as an assassin by the Korean secret service. [more inside]
posted by Grangousier on Oct 14, 2017 - 1 comment

Hello, My Twenties / Age of Youth

I'm just wondering if anybody has seen this Korean drama. I found this by accident on Netflix. I was just looking for a simple Korean show (as a study aid for learning Korean) and the user ratings for this jumped out at me. I raised my eyebrows in doubt (I'm not a k-drama guy) and read some of the reviews. A lot of raters said they figured "meh, why not", and ended up binging. I was skepticaI, but curious, and thought that it's going to be the standard k-pop-ish k-drama ... you know, girls swooning/fighting over boys with loads of additional saccharine on top. Welp, I was wrong, wrong, wrong. Next thing I know I've binged all 12 episodes. [more inside]
posted by forforf on Jan 2, 2017 - 2 comments

Movie: A Tale of Two Sisters

A 2003 South Korean psychological horror film written and directed by Kim Jee-woon. The film is inspired by a Joseon Dynasty folktale entitled "Janghwa Hongryeon jeon", which has been adapted to film several times. The plot focuses on two sisters who, after returning home from a psychiatric hospital, experience increasingly disturbing events involving both them and their stepmother. [more inside]
posted by Literaryhero on Dec 5, 2014 - 6 comments

MeFi Horror Club: A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)

The next pick for the MeFi Horror Club will be posted to Fanfare on Friday, December 5th. A Tale of Two Sisters (Hangul: 장화, 홍련; Janghwa, Hongryeon) is a 2003 South Korean psychological horror film written and directed by Kim Jee-woon. The film is inspired by a Joseon Dynasty folktale entitled "Janghwa Hongryeon jeon", which has been adapted to film several times. The plot focuses on two sisters who, after returning home from a psychiatric hospital, experience increasingly disturbing events involving both them and their stepmother. [more inside]
posted by Literaryhero on Nov 28, 2014 - 4 comments

Movie: Snowpiercer

Set in a future where a failed climate-change experiment kills all life on the planet except for a lucky few who boarded the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe, where a class system emerges. Chris Evans is almost unrecognizable as the hero and Tilda Swinton, John Hurt and a third very famous actor have a lot fun hamming up their roles. [more inside]
posted by octothorpe on Jul 19, 2014 - 104 comments

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