New World

Park Sung-woong (center) in "New World" (2013), written and directed by Park Hoon-jung. Next Entertainment World
Park Sung-woong (center) in “New World” (2013), written and directed by Park Hoon-jung. Next Entertainment World

In New World, the director and writer Park Hoon-jung takes a tale of corporate corruption and pushes it to a sociopathic extreme. It’s ostensibly a gangster movie, but for all these gangsters’ violence, it’s hard to put them in the same category as the mobsters we are used to from Continue reading “New World”

Woman Is the Future of Man

Kim Tae-woo (left) and Yoo Ji-tae in "Woman Is the Future of Man," written and directed by Hong Sang-soo. CJ Entertainment
Kim Tae-woo (left) and Yoo Ji-tae in “Woman Is the Future of Man” (2004), written and directed by Hong Sang-soo. CJ Entertainment

If there’s one director I want this website to turn Americans on to, it’s Hong Sang-soo. He’s a prolific director, consistently praised by critics (and Martin Scorsese too), and has won awards at European international film festivals, including the Prix Un Certain Regard at Cannes. He is well- Continue reading “Woman Is the Future of Man”