KoBiz examines a recent 'sleeper hit' in a new infographic, Film Journal International reviews a curious documentary musical set in North Korea, take your pick of top K-horrors this Halloween, and BIFF X online screening service is now live...More
Sue shares an updated recipe for pork bone soup on My Korean Kitchen, Forbes examines Korea's move to attract more Muslim tourists, the Korea Herald has a recipe for a "sweet, savory, and crunchy" treat from Korean Bapsang, and Hugh (My Korean Husband) takes on the Nepalese Spicy Noodle Challenge...More
Duke Stewart visits the idyllic Juwangsan National Park, see how one traveller made the most of their five-day trip to Korea, High Heels and a Backpack believes Korea is an excellent choice for solo female travellers, and a French photographer captures Jeju's 'mermaids'...More
The New York Times runs into North Koreans in the Big Apple, 10 Magazine has these top suggestions for going 'cruelty-free' with K-beauty brands, Korea's cultural exports see double-digit growth, and the death of a woman sparks a public debate around pet ownership...More
The Lonely Planet features a dark reimagining of Korea's future, a top South Korean painter is charged with fraud, see Matt Hulse's award-winning "Sniper" series on North Korea, and K-fashion arrives in the United America...More
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The idea of cloning is a highly controversial one and for good reason. South Korea has had its own advancement in and moral debates over it, making the lack of the topic's presence in drama fiction a surprising one. "Duel" does not really focus on the existential and other implications of human cloning, but it aims to be an action thriller experience with a related twist...More
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The combination of human depravity and the inability to change are what define Lee Hwan's indie film, "Park Hwa-young". Each time a moment pivotal moment blooms with a chance for change, it is stymied by the purposefully one-dimensional characters. However, even as the titular character falls deeper into trouble -- of her own volition, might I add -- there is no true sense of catharsis as the ending scene cuts short what may have been. It is that ending that makes the movie a rounded character study that is rather indulgent with human foible...More
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