Showing posts with label failan. Show all posts
Showing posts with label failan. Show all posts

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

NYAFF 2012 Retrospective: A Legend in the Flesh - The Life and Career of Choi Min-sik

Part of MKC's coverage of the 11th New York Asian Film Festival.


In discussing the life and works of South Korea’s legendary actor Choi Min-sik, who is making a special appearance at this year’s New York Asian Film Festival, I feel the first thing that should be mentioned is how very lucky we are that he was given a chance to make any films at all. Choi was born in 1962 in Seoul and during his early childhood he was diagnosed with tuberculosis. His doctor’s prognosis was that he wouldn’t make it but following a lengthy convalescence in the mountains, he beat the disease. I know that I and many others are very glad that he did!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Weekly Review Round-up (01/21-01/27, 2012)

Another slew of The Front Line reviews and much else besides including a number for current Korean films and the longest review of Penny Pinchers that is ever likely to be written!

This edition of the Weekly Review Round-up marks the 6-month anniversary of the weekly feature and I'm happy that it has met with such a strong reception over that time.  Thank you all for supporting it!


(The Jeju Weekly, January 20, 2012)

(Seongyong's Private Place, December 24, 2012)

(Seongyong's Private Place, January 18, 2012)


(Hanguk Yeonghwa, January 22, 2012)

(Film Business Asia, January 22, 2012)

(Hanguk Yeonghwa, January 24, 2012)

(Film Smash, January 22, 2012)

(dramabeans, January 24, 2012)

(Business Week, January 19, 2012)

(The Banana Times, January 25, 2012)

(Modern Korean Cinema, January 25, 2012)

The Front Line


(Init_Scenes, January 20, 2012)

Failan, 2001
(New Korean Cinema, January 26, 2012)

M, 2007
(Hanguk Yeonghwa, January 25, 2012)

Pulgasari, 1985
(London Korea Links, January 23, 2012)

Rough Cut, 2008
(flixist, January 23, 2012)

Save the Green Planet, 2003
(New Korean Cinema, January 24, 2012)

The Chaser, 2008
(, January 22, 2012)

(Hanguk Yeonghwa, January 23, 2012)

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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