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)…

Vengeance

Lady Vengeance (Chinjeolhan geumjassi) (2005)

Lady Vengeance (Chinjeolhan geumjassi) first published by EyeforFilm Vengeance always begets more vengeance. Park Chan-wook never intended that the bleak social commentary of Sympathy for Mr Vengeance (2002) and the Oedipal extravagance of OldBoy (2003) should be conceived as related projects, but after Korean journalists hounded him over his new-found obsession with violent revenge, he…