Ranking the films that built the South Korean industry pre-Parasite.
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Rampant delivers furious zombie-fighting action in a striking period setting.
Reel Asian, Toronto's annual celebration of pan-Asian cinema, has announced its 2018 slate.
Okja disarms you with its vibrant colour, endearing characters, and heart-pounding action, only so you are better prepared to experience its strong political message.
Netflix has released more details and photos of Bong Joon-Ho's upcoming creature feature Okja.
Directed by the auteur responsible for Snowpiercer, Okja is a star-studded creature feature about a young girl, Mija, as she attempts to protect her titular best friend from a multinational company.
Professional eSports took centre stage during the IEM Starcraft II tournament at Fan Expo.
New World is ultimately just a slice of stylized gangster movie fun with delusions of crime epic grandeur, but it's an exquisitely crafted piece of entertainment from South Korea.
In South Korea, Starcraft players have attained levels of prestige the equivalent of North American sports stars, including six-figure incomes, hordes or fans and recognition on the street. Real-time strategy has become a sport unto itself: a digital chess match that requires intense clicks-per-second and incredible observational skills. Tournament after tournament presents players going head-to-head – for cash. The prestige in North America is nonexistent by comparison, the money less and the fanbase not ready to making gaming more than a casual pastime. The North American Star League is trying to change that.
Even with the invention and proliferation of television, radio remains a relevant and fascinating medium. There are some excellent films about the power of the DJ voice, from Talk Radio to Pump Up the Volume to The Fisher King. Something about the disembodied voice allows the listener to imagine any person they choose as the owner of that voice, and twist the words to their own ideals. Sang Man Kim’s new thriller Midnight F.M. can easily be added not only to the radio film canon, but also to the slate of great thrillers being produced in recent years in South Korea.
The 14th annual Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival starts today and runs through November 15th. The festival is Canada’s premier pan-Asian film festival, showcasing the best in Asian and Asian-Canadian cinema. Reel Asian also hosts a number of industry panels, as well as events for film fans.
The 14th annual Toronto Reel Asian Film Festival is Canada's premier pan-Asian international film festival, fostering the exchange of cultural and artistic ideals between east and west. It provides a public forum for homegrown Asian media artists and their work, and fuels the growing appreciation for Asian cinema in Canada.
Korean cinema has churned out its fair share of revenge thrillers, chief among them being Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance and Oldboy. Kim Ji-Woon’s I Saw the Devil might not be as good as these films, but it is a solid revenge thriller that abandons any pretence of satisfaction and keeps piling on the tragedy.