August 12, 2011

Petty Romance (Jeong-Hoon-Il Kim, 2010)

I stand outside in the line to the Fantasia box office, set up this year near the lobby on the ground floor of the Hall building. One of the Concordia volunteers comes out to announce that a few unblocked tickets are available for the Red State screening, and I’m tempted to add it to the list if it didn’t conflict […]
April 20, 2010

Antique (Kyu-dong Min, 2008)

His motivations nebulous, a young man opens a neighborhood Western-style bakery called Antique, employing a host of off-the-wall characters: a gay chef of international calibre whose pastries can make any man, gay or straight, fall in love with him; a childhood friend and would-be bodyguard; and an irreverent young apprentice chef. The results are simply delicious. Directed by Korean director […]
April 20, 2010

Rough Cut (Hun Jang, 2008)

Unable to complete his most recent action film for lack of a decent co-star, plagued by his reputation as a brawler and previous incidents with headliners, a Korean action movie star turns to a gangster as a replacement, under the gangster’s condition that all the fight scenes they are to shoot be real fights. Co-written and produced by critically acclaimed […]