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“Default” explores the 1997 Asian Financial Crisis’ impact in Korea, focusing more on emotions than economic explanations.
From teen idols to steely villains: Cinema Escapist looks at leading Korean actor Jung Woo-sung's best performances, ranked in order of increasing quality.
Song Kang-ho is Korea's premiere character actor. Cinema Escapist looks at his best performances, in order of increasing quality.
Son Ye-jin and Hyun Bin star in a fast-paced, socially relevant psychological thriller.
Making deals with North Korea? Check. Election interference? Check. "The Spy Gone North" offers a captivating, timely spy story.
My family experienced a key moment of Korean history. I didn't know until I watched this movie.
12 years on, this monster blockbuster still offers an apt reflection on South Korean society.
The best war movies from Korea about the Korean War, Vietnam War, and beyond — streaming links included.
The best Korean romance movies—streaming links included.
1987 is a somber reminder that freedom isn't free
The Fourth Amigo: Why Emmanuel Lubezki Is One of Today’s Best Cinematographers
Review: “Default” is Korea’s Take on “The Big Short”
The Bruce Lee Statue That Sought to Unify a Divided City
The 10 Best Jung Woo-sung Movies, Ranked
Interview: “Paradoxical” Director Mu-Ming Tsai and Producer Iris Lai Talk About the Binary Nature of Sense and Emotion
Review: “Air Strike” Is a War Movie Plagued By Tragedy…And Taxes
Revisiting Safi Faye, One of Africa’s Most Underrated Female Filmmakers
“On Happiness Road” Beautifully Embodies Taiwan’s Existential Malaise