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11 AM (열한시): A Review from PiFan

It’s been a good number of years since I began watching Korean films. I quickly developed a passion for their unique perspective, their willingness to diverge from the central narrative in order to dig into a character’s foibles, their willingness to let a story end where it must rather than pander to an audience for money. 650 more words

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Trailerama: Yeobaewoodle (The Actresses)

Six South Korean actresses play lightly fictionalized versions of themselves in this comedy from director E J-Yong. A Christmas Eve magazine cover shoot brings the septet together and soon everyone’s ego is coming into play. 60 more words


Ten Commanding Thoughts: Park Chan-wook's Thirst

After a wait approaching 1/10th of my life thus far lived, I recently had the good fortune to watch Park Chan-wook’s priest-cum-vampire drama, Thirst. I’ve diligently attempted a full-bodied critique, yet to no avail.  531 more words



We know vampires never die, so it’s safe to assume that the impulse to make movies about them won’t go away anytime soon either. At best, it will diversify, finding newer and stranger ways to make that ever-necessary appeal for our accommodation. 102 more words

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