Busan (City of Fathers) Review

February 14, 2010

EXCERPT:
An action drama by Park Ji-won-I about a gambling street thug, Kang-su, who is always on the run from loan sharks. But when his young son Jong-chul is diagnosed with kidney cancer, he tries to be a real parent for the first time and seeks out Jong-chul’s biological father, Tae-suk. Tae-suk, however, refuses to help. What will become of Jong-chul?

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Miracle of a Giving Fool (Ba:Bo) Review

May 5, 2009

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EXCERPT

A simple, moving film about the effect a young man, with the mind of a six year old, has on a number of people around him.  Based on the web-comic of the same name by Kang Pool (Kang Do-Young) and Directed by Kim Jeong-Kwon, this heart-warming, 2008 South Korean comedy-drama is sure to bring some tears to your eyes as well as a smile to your face. Seung-Ryong is a very simple man who focuses on the two most important things in his life: his little sister and his first love. However when those close to him begin to face hardships, it seems that Seung-Ryong may be the only one to set things right.

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Yellow Tears Review

April 26, 2008


EXCERPT:

Directed by Isshin Inudou, Yellow Tears (Kiiroi Namida) is a 2007 Japanese film based on a manga by Shinji Nagashima about the pursuit of dreams of five friends. The five members of J-pop band Arashi star as young men living in Tokyo in the summer of 1963 who have decided to spend the next few months focusing completely on their goals until they become successful in their respective crafts. But surely life can’t be that simple right?

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Baghban Review

April 18, 2008


EXCERPT:

Can you depend on your family? Raj Malhotra and wife Pooja have four sons who have settled down professionally and are quite independent. However, when Raj Malhotra decides to retire in order to spend time with his children, none of then want to be burdened with the responsibility of looking after them. The sons devise a plan which they believe will let their parents down easy, but when it backfires the parents end up going different ways in order to please their children’s so called good intentions. Will the children be able to realize their mistakes before it’s too late?

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Vital Review

April 2, 2008

Vital (2004)
EXCERPT:
Vital is a Japanese film, made in 2004, by cult director Shinya Tsukamoto about a medical student who is desperately searching for his memories that were lost, along with the life of his girlfriend, in a car accident. Can Hiroshi regain his memories? Will he find out who his girlfriend really was?
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Ping Pong Review

March 31, 2008

Ping Pong (2002)
EXCERPT:
Ping Pong, a drama with some comic elements, follows two high school friends and their “passion” for the game Ping Pong. Peco is an arrogant player, determined to become a professional, while Smile, an almost complete opposite character, is frustrated that others see ping pong as more than a game. Although Peco taught Smile the game of Ping Pong, we see the tables turn as Smile surpasses Peco in talent. With competitions around the corner, will Peco be able to fulfill his dream?

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