South Korea


SYNOPSIS: Greed and class discrimination threaten the newly formed symbiotic relationship between the wealthy Park family and the destitute Kim clan.

Burning (Beoning)

Jong-su (Ah-In Yoo), an amiable slacker meets-cute with cute Hae-mi (Jong-seo Jeon) one day. He’s the kind of passive but friendly kind of guy who can get steamrolled by a woman with a strong, flirty personality. Hae-mi reminds him that they grew up in the same neighborhood, and rattles off a bunch of memories that …

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The Host (Gwoemul)

I haven’t had this much fun at the movies since Babel! No, really, now…. The Host is a silly horror movie which is so danged non-stop entertaining that I left the theater giggling, with a jaunty spring to my step. Sure that sounds totally cheesy, but I can’t remember the last time when I’ve had …

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Oldboy (2003)

If you’ve read enough of my reviews, you know that I rarely sum up a movie so, um, bluntly. But by the end of Oldboy, my jaw had been hanging slack for the final 20 minutes, and it stayed in that position through the closing credits until the screen went black. Oldboy is the revenge …

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