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A Better Tomorrow Trailer


South Korean mobster Kim Hyuk, regrets leaving behind his younger brother Kim Chul and their mother when the family attempted to flee North Korea. His mother died, while Kim Chul is still imprisoned. With nothing left for him in Korea, Kim Hyuk travels to Thailand with his best friend and fellow mobster, Lee Young-Choon.

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The Warrior Review


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Warriors come out and play in this story of war between China and Korea in 1375. A Korean envoy is sent to China to make peace, only to get waylaid and sent into exile. They encounter troops again and again, end up rescuing a Chinese princess (Ziyi Zhang), and try to get home. Rest assured you won't be able to follow any of this plot, as The Warrior plays out like one big roll in the dirt and one long wargame. Fans looking for that Crouching Tiger mystique won't find it here, but you will encounter dozens of guys impaled on swords and more than a few beheadings.

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3-Iron Review


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There's nothing like a challenge. Making a film in which the central character speaks not a word of dialogue qualifies as one. It is also an effective device to hold your attention -- just to see if an utterance finally emerges from the silence. Well, I'm not going to give anything away, but I can tell you that this film, by Korean writer-director Ki-duk Kim (Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring) more or less meets the challenge. The appeal of it lies in his audacious approach to themes of displacement, cruelty, and thwarted justice.

Tae-suk (Hyun-kyoon Lee), a nice looking young man, has a beautiful, fairly new motorcycle but no place of his own to live. He does, however, have a lockpick, and a rather freaky method to find shelter each night. His job (not necessarily a legitimate one) is to tape restaurant advertisements to the front doors of houses and apartments on a street of his choosing. Returning the next day, the doors that still have the promo sheets attached are, likely as not, empty.

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A Better Tomorrow Trailer

A Better Tomorrow Trailer

South Korean mobster Kim Hyuk, regrets leaving behind his younger brother Kim Chul and their...

3-Iron Movie Review

3-Iron Movie Review

There's nothing like a challenge. Making a film in which the central character speaks not...

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