Memories of Murder

Memories of Murder (살인의 추억) Director: Bong Joon-ho Written: Bong Joon-ho, Kwang-rim Kim, Sung Bo Shim Country: South Korea Year: 2003 Watch Memories of Murder on Amazon. After viewing the movie the first time I was not sure what to … Continue reading

Prachya Pinkaew "The Kick" cover

The Kick

The Kick (더 킥) Director: Prachya Pinkaew Writer(s): Lee Jong-suk, Prachya Pinkaew Country: Thailand, South Korea Year: 2011 “The Kick” on Amazon. “The Kick” is a co-production between Thailand and South Korea. Primarily, it is a family action-comedy movie with very … Continue reading

Thirst

Thirst (박쥐) Director: Park Chan-wook Writer(s): Jeong Seo-gyeong,  Park Chan-wook Country: South Korea Year: 2009 “Thirst” on Amazon. “Thirst” is a vampire movie, but not the kind you would expect from the genre. It does have blood sucking, sexuality, violence … Continue reading

Park Chan-wook "Sympathy for Lady Vengeance" poster

Sympathy for Lady Vengeance

Sympathy for Lady Vengeance (친절한 금자씨) Director: Park Chan-wook Written: Jeong Seo-gyeong, Park Chan-wook Country: South Korea Year: 2005 “Lady Vengeance” on Amazon. As the conclusion to “The Vengeance Trilogy,” “Sympathy for Lady Vengeance” is the one that most approves … Continue reading

Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance

Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (복수는 나의 것) Director: Park Chan-wook Written: Lee Jae-soon, Lee Jong-yong, Country: South Korea Year: 2002 “Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance” on Amazon. Visually impressive, part one of “The Vengeance Trilogy” is often overlooked. While “Oldboy” gained … Continue reading

Park Chan-wook "Oldboy" poster

Oldboy

Oldboy (올드보이) Director: Park Chan-wook Written: Lim Chun-hyeong, Hwang Jo-yun, Park Chan-wook Country: South Korea Year: 2003 “Oldboy” on Amazon. “The Count of Monte Cristo” by Alexander Dumas is an epic revenge story in Western fiction. “Oldboy” is an epic … Continue reading