Still — nothing upsetting or completely boring, generally entertaining, with a pleasant here is this word again hero and heroine. This drama clearly wants to make you think. It is too bad that Deep Trap lacks a sequence or two in which Seong-cheol is allowed to confront other characters showing off his evil cunning, or conversely, displaying character flaws that ultimately prove his undoing. The movie ends as Mr. Nice filler i must say.
The couple is screwballish cute together, and as it behooves a romantic comedy, the political world portrayed here is not full of evil and dangerous people but rather is populated by ridiculous and often pathetic schemers. His internal voice stays male, as does his name, so I will use that pronoun here. Another directorial debut, Han Gong-ju puts audiences in the mindset of the character better than a lot of films, using editing, symbolism, and tight-framing to follow the character on a incredibly psychological journey. Its been very nice :D Anyway. Again playing with narrative structure and repetition, Hong devises an enchanting story about an encounter between a director and a painter but tells it twice with slight variations. I'm glad there was no extension. Sex scenes have unexpected, musky urgency that is both titillating and uncomfortable, culminating in a very painful rape sequence that might prove too much for some viewers.
Looking forward to more of his work. Yoon Shi Yoon plays Yoo Hyun Jae, a hilarious, over-the-top 1990s teen idol who time travels to our present. Unfortunately, everyone is rather unhelpful in giving useful answers to his questions save for intern Mi-rye played by , an intern who is not terribly popular with her co-workers for ill-defined social reasons,. Or should we jettison the personal lives of these professionals and simply immerse ourselves in the fictional text? Revivre Sometimes dubbed as the father of Korean cinema, Im Kwon-taek has now made a whopping 102 features spanning more than 50 years. It is hard for me to understand the moments in the film where climbers would expect strangers at base camp to save them from the danger they put themselves in.
What will I watch now? That is one reason why this episode was so satisfying. . Gangnam Blues Yoo Ha's noir action film starring Lee Min-ho and Kim Rae-won provides a fascinating glimpse into how the district of Gangnam was drawn up amidst rampant corruption in the real estate market in the 1970s. We seem to speedily dash through the snow of emotional drifts through most of the film. Another genre-mix of historical and modern drama similar to or. A few years later, a little girl skips through the rain in bright yellow galoshes, followed by her father carrying a very familiar-looking red umbrella. Won-jin and Yi-soo both display their knowledge of furniture design to position themselves socially as refined, cultured individuals worthy of each other.
He picks her up at a bus stop and rides off bickering good naturedly as they always do. Coin Locker Girl Directed by Han Jun-hee feature debut , the film stars Kim Hye-soo in one of the strongest performances by an actress this year. Should this 'scandal' intrude our discussion of the film? When the third act hits, the film and its hero really take-off. At least it's like this to me. I hope it won't get buried and people will still remember the Jackson Duo. The kind, humorous and smart hero is a refreshing change from the numerous arrogant leads who drag the heroine wrist-gripped behind them. We are not pummelled with punished characters but with plausibly paced plow throughs.
I didn't want that to be marred by any hoopla that could've happened in the finale. So she didnt even inherit a bit of his genes??? So as specific as this film might be in terms of its local details, the story it is telling is the story of a nation. Interestingly, the film does not pursue the possibilities of gender fluidity and polysexuality this narrative conceit provides. Tactile communications used by those who are Deaf and Blind, such as that used by Yung-chan in the wonderful documentary Planet of Snail, is something every cinephile should learn so they can silently 'talk' to their neighbor without disturbing other patrons around them with all their chitter-chatter. Nobody re-invents the wheel here but also no missteps.
Especially in the beginning it reminds me of an American screwball comedy. Why the daughter gotta look craycray?? That the postal worker is bowled over by the actress is easy to understand but is it really possible that Han Ji Soo could fall for this simple character? We catch up with him, busily working on a new novel in a hostel somewhere in Europe. I'll surely miss that idiot reporter, Siwon. Far Away Love Do you particularly love the classics when it comes to K-rom-coms? Basically, all shows that are clearly not melodramas, historicals, thrillers, fantasy and action shows. I was all smiles watching this episode. Playful Kiss If you want to try out a high school drama, Playful Kiss is a good choice. Family values, friendship, love, forgiveness, acceptance and the importance of finding and embracing who you are are presented so well in this story.
The characters grow on you and unlike many other family dramas out there, we are not exposed to any melodramatic subplots. That single intrusion is pregnant Geum-hee, Moon So-ri's character in In Another Country. We can imagine what it would be like to be of the class that has the dispensable cash and living space to acquire all the delightful props on display. Masquerade Choo Chang-min, 2012 A creative retelling based on missing historical documents i. South Korea has some great modern-classics in this genre, and western audiences seem to be responsive to those features as well.
The friend that supports you and encourages you and wants you to succeed. The only thing I would have changed was probably Shin Hyuk's ending. Since the main couple got together so early on in the series, I was really hoping that there'd be a twist where their relationship falls apart over time as it's something quite natural for a lot of people. Sun-young's husband isn't a significant story in Turning Gate either. The president of the academy Uhm Ji-won, , glamorous and suave, is allegedly running a military-sponsored educational program that will result in two students to be sent to Tokyo on full scholarship. Even while your brain is benumbed by its content, the movie remains achingly gorgeous to look at.
Moreover, the church's high echelons are suspicious that Priest Kim might have been sexually inappropriate with the allegedly bewitched girl and has clandestinely tasked him to procure an evidence of the older priest's misconduct. But Gong-ju is distant, with a permanently tortured look in her eyes. Kwon So-hyun in her first role in a film delivers a captivating performance as Madonna -- a young woman who is abused by the men around her. The antagonists where in themselves, in each of the characters. But when I started watching it a second time, the evil stepmother really got on my nerves — she ruined it for me. Side characters are mostly annoying.