South Korea

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‘Alienoid’ Delivers Laughs and Big Action/Sci-Fi Fun


Aliens, robots, time travel, wuxia, magical cats, and more make up this South Korean blockbuster.

The Wailing Horror

Why the Horror of ‘The Wailing’ Hinges on Ambiguity


Time to dig into the bones of a film that really lives up to its name.

Silenced Movie

In Praise of ‘Silenced’: The Film that Shook South Korean Cinema


‘Silenced’ is a very difficult film to watch. But with subject matter this pressing, it’s an important film to have on your radar.

Bong Joon Ho

A Guide to The Perfect Bong Joon-ho Marathon


These five films will give you a complete portrait of the auteur’s career.

The Closet

Forget Narnia, ‘The Closet’ Holds a World Far More Realistic and Frightening


A terrifying tear-jerker? Sure, why not.

No Mercy

‘No Mercy’ Review: Old School Exploitation in High Heels (Fantasia Fest)


A generic story with some solid action and lots of sleaze.

Door Lock

‘Door Lock’ Review: A Remake Done Right (Fantasia 2019)


A slick remake of the brilliantly twisted ‘Sleep Tight’ that keeps the same core while building its own tale.

The Gangster The Cop The Devil

‘The Gangster, the Cop, the Devil’ Review: Bad Men Doing Good Work for Thriller Fans (Fantasia 2019)


It’s already been optioned for a Hollywood remake with Sylvester Stallone, but you’ll want to watch the original first.


‘Revenger’ Review: Netflix Delivers High-Kicking Action from South Korea


Has Netflix once again delivered the year’s best action movie?