JSA

JSA – Joint Security Area (2000)

JSA – Joint Security Area first published by Little White Lies, as entry 119 in my Cinema Pyschotronicum column It is the wee hours of 28 October, at the scene of a multiple murder. Jeong Woo-jin (Shin Ha-kyun, Lady Vengeance) and another man, Choi, are dead, and Oh Kyung-pil (Song Kang-ho, Memories of Murder, Parasite)…

Standing

The Man Standing Next (Namsanui bujangdeul) (2020)

Woo Min-ho‘s The Man Standing Next (Namsanui bujangdeul) is a period film set, like his previous The Drug King (2018), in the Seventies, and chronicling the last 40 days of military dictator Park’s Presidency before he and his Chief of Security were assassinated by the Director of the Korean Central Intelligence Agency – who was…

corruption

Korea Politicians: Corruption, cynicism and criminality at the LKFF 2016

Korea Politicians: Corruption, cynicism and criminality at the LKFF 2016 contains capsules of Inside Men: The Original, A Violent Prosecutor and Asura: The City of Madness There’s something rotten in the state of Korea. Currently the incumbent President, Park Geun-hye – daughter of the military dictator Park Chung-hee who helped transform the country into an industrial powerhouse – is embroiled…