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Friday, August 26, 2011

Weekly Review Round-Up (08/20-08/26, 2011)

A lot of new reviews this week, many because of the US DVD release of both Lee Chang-dong's Poetry and Secret Sunshine (2007), the latter on Criterion! Also multiple reviews for The Last Godfather, recently released on DVD, A Bittersweet Life (2005), just out on Blu-ray in the states and The Unjust, which opened the KOFFIA festival on Wednesday.


NEW KOREAN RELEASES

(The Korea Times, August 25, 2011)

(Joong Ang Daily, August 19, 2011)

(The Hollywood Reporter, August 22, 2011)

(init-scenes.blogspot.com, August 24, 2011)


RECENT RELEASES

(Modern Korean Cinema, August 25, 2011)

(The Hollywood Reporter, August 22, 2011)

(reviewsfromtheabyss, August 20, 2011)

(Modern Korean Cinema, August 24, 2011)

Poetry

(hancinema.net, August 20, 2011)

(The One One Four, August 24, 2011)

The Last Godfather

The Unjust

(Shadowlocked, August 24, 2011)


PAST FILMS

A Bittersweet Life, 2005

Phone, 2002
(slashingthrough.com, August 21, 2011)

Secret Sunshine, 2007


The Weekly Review Round-up is a weekly feature which brings together all available reviews of Korean films in the English language (and sometimes French) that have recently appeared on the internet. It is by no means a comprehensive feature and additions are welcome (email pierceconran [at] gmail [dot] com). It appears every Friday morning (GMT+1) on Modern Korean Cinema. For other weekly features, take a look at Korean Cinema News, and the Korean Box Office UpdateReviews and features on Korean film also appear regularly on the site. 

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