Film Review: A City Called Macau (2018) by Li Shaohong

Film Review: A City Called Macau (2018) by Li Shaohong A story of love, gambling, broken heart, and broken dreams. “A City Called Macau” is shiny, lavish. It lures, hoping you would dive into its spaces and sounds. It promises a roller-coaster ride of ...

Asian Titles Nominated For The 2020 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards

Asian Titles Nominated For The 2020 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards This years Eisner Award nominees have been announced, and include a few notable Asian titles. Notably, Grass by Keum Suk Gendry-Kim getting the nod for both ‘best reality based work’ and ‘best ...

Music at Home: Nature Songs

Music at Home: Nature Songs Nature hasn’t always been pop music’s closest friend. Unlike unrequited love, coming of age, or escaping your hometown on the open road, songs about oak trees or daffodils or sunny mountain faces ...

Comic Book Preview – King of Nowhere #1

Comic Book Preview – King of Nowhere #1 Boom! Studios launches the new thriller series King of Nowhere from Easiner-nominated writer W. Maxwell Prince (Ice Cream Man) and Eisner-nominated artist Tyler Jenkins (Grass Kings) this Wednesday, ...

Berlin Review: The Woman Who Ran Finds Hong Sang-soo at His Most Self-Referential

Berlin Review: The Woman Who Ran Finds Hong Sang-soo at His Most Self-Referential The Woman Who Ran opens on a lovely shot of hens. The camera then pulls back to show the garden of a middle-class apartment block where a woman named Youngsoon (Seo Younghwa) tells another, Youngji ...

‘The Woman Who Ran’: Film Review

‘The Woman Who Ran’: Film Review Three distant mountains; three chatty encounters between long-acquainted women; three comically tiresome intrusions from self-important men shot only from behind. Prolific South Korean arthouse staple ...

Film Review: Hotel by the River (2018) by Hong Sang-soo

Film Review: Hotel by the River (2018) by Hong Sang-soo Hong Sang-soo can be a very frustrating artist at times for some. He has developed a formula that he has stuck to so well for so long that audiences can pretty much guess several settings and ...

Saban Films Lands Right To ‘Twist’ Starring Michael Caine & Lena Headey

Saban Films has secured the North American distribution rights to Martin Owen’s drama Twist, a modern take on Charles Dickens’ classic Oliver Twist. The pic, which was acquired out of Afm and will get ...

New to Streaming: ‘Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood,’ ‘Age Out,’ The Koker Trilogy, and More

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options—not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves–each week we highlight the noteworthy titles that have recently hit platforms. Check ...

Film Review: The Day a Pig Fell Into the Well (1996) by Hong Sang-soo

As a part of the London Korean Film Festival (Lkff)‘s celebration of 100 years of Korean Cinema, Lkff revisits Korean auteur Hong Sang-soo with their screening of his 1996 feature debut, “The Day a ...

Finecut sets sights on Korean trio (exclusive)

Finecut sets sights on Korean trio (exclusive) The films are Shin Su-Won’s Light For The Youth, Yoon Ga-eun’s The House Of Us and Jung Jin-young’s Me And Me. Finecut has picked up international sales rights to a trio of Korean films from ...

‘Carmine Street Guitars’ Review: Ballad of an Unsung NYC Musical Hero

‘Carmine Street Guitars’ Review: Ballad of an Unsung NYC Musical Hero Head over to Greenwich Village, go up Bleecker Street, just a few blocks past 6th Avenue, and then make a left. Keep walking until you get to 42 Carmine Street. That’s where you’ll find Rick Kelly. ...

Film Review: ‘Carmine Street Guitars’

Film Review: ‘Carmine Street Guitars’ “Carmine Street Guitars” is a one-of-a-kind documentary that exudes a gentle, homespun magic. It’s a no-fuss, 80-minute-long portrait of Rick Kelly, who builds and sells custom guitars out of a modest ...

Nearer My Hong Sang-soo To Me

Hotel by the RiverIsn't the miracle of art how we see the panoply of our own lives via a magical panopticon? Every time we look, we see something that's really all about us. In concert with this, I ...

‘Remnants’ Documentary Wins Korea’s Wildflower Awards

For the second year in a row, a documentary feature won the Grand Prize at South Korea’s Wildflower Film Awards. “The Remnants” was directed by Kim Il-ran & Lee Hyuk-san. Jung Sung-il was named best ...

New Official Us Trailer for Hong Sang-soo's B&W Cafe Drama 'Grass'

"An exquisite hangout movie." The Cinema Guild has debuted an official Us trailer for the film Grass, one of the latest works from prominent Korean filmmaker Hong Sang-soo. This originally premiered ...

‘Grass’ Trailer: Filmmaker Hong Sang-Soo Reunites With Kim Min-Hee In This Gorgeous Black & White Drama

Even if you’re personally unfamiliar with Korean auteur, Hong Sang-soo, you’ve probably seen his name pop up in an article, or somewhere on your social media feed. He is arguably the most prolific ...

‘Grass’ Trailer: Hong Sang-soo and Kim Min-hee’s Café Society — Exclusive

Cinema Guild has unveiled the trailer for Hong Sang-soo’s “Grass,” the prolific Korean auteur’s 22nd feature. It’s also his fifth with frequent collaborator and romantic partner Kim Min-hee, perhaps ...

Trailer for Upcoming Korean Film “A Resistance” by Jo Min-ho

Another year, another film about the Japanese occupation of Korea. A very delicate subject for a lot of people, most films that are based on it are met with mixed reactions. Director Jo Min-ho’s film ...

‘Hotel by the River’ Trailer: Hong Sang-soo Returns With a Low-Key Rom-Com

‘Hotel by the River’ Trailer: Hong Sang-soo Returns With a Low-Key Rom-Com Hong Sang-soo is among the most prolific filmmakers in the world, and somehow manages to make each new film an event unto itself. “Hotel by the River” is his fifth film in the last two years — “On the ...

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