Parasite (2019) – Korea’s first Academy Award winner…on paper?

Oldboy, Memories of Murder, The Handmaiden,…the list could go on. Before Parasite (2019) was created, the Korean film industry (Hallyuwood?) had hundreds of potential award-baggers under in its belt. While the movie is commendable for its inspiring and engaging performance in several facets; was the recent intention to be racially diverse a key contributing factor to the movie’s success in...

Handmaiden (2016) – Movie Review

Handmaiden (아가씨 / Agassi) is a 2016 South-Korean film directed by Park Chan-wook and starring Kim Min-hee, Kim Tae-ri, Ha Jung-woo and Cho Jin-woong. Grossing over 37 million USD, worldwide, Handmaiden opened to critical acclaim and a Palme d’Or. Plot Genre: Psychological, Romance, Thriller, Erotica The story begins in an orphanage in Japan-occupied Korea, where a conman hires a girl servant to serve as a Handmaiden to...