Tag: South Korean

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Battle of Jangsari (Letterboxd Review)

There could have been a really good movie here however, the conflicting and jolting narratives between the Korean side of the story vs the American side is too much to overlook.

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Unstoppable (2018) Review: Don’t Believe The Hype, This Isn’t The Film You Are Expecting

Despite being a Korean release, it’s sad to say that Unstoppable (2018) is one of the most disappointing films of the year. Don Lee (Ma Dong-Seok) stars as a fish market worker who is trying to right the wrong of some bad investments that have put a stranglehold on his marriage. One night, after getting into a minor traffic incident, the couple runs into a group of shady people who have a particular interest in his wife. It turns out the group is a dangerous human sex trafficking ring who kidnaps women and pay off their significant other. With little help from police and time running out, Lee must take the law into his own hands if he ever wants to see his wife again.

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Default (2018) Review: Korea’s ‘Big Short’ Falls ‘Just Shy’

It is impossible to avoid comparisons to the 2015 American film The Big Short when talking about this South Korean drama. Set during the 1997 Asian currency meltdown, Default is a film that covers the impending bankruptcy of South Korea from three different perspectives. A Senior financial analyst who tries to warn her sexist government the country will be broke in just one week, a former banker who sees the financial collapse of his country as the investment opportunity of a lifetime, and the people of the country who are about to experience the worst financial crisis in history.