Asian cinema: Korean films

From the stylish blockbusters of Park Chan-wook and Bong Joon-ho to art-house gems by Hong Sang-soo and Kim Ki-duk, this is the place to go for reviews, interviews and features about movies both classic and new from South Korea.


The Soul-mate film review: crime drama, buddy movie, supernatural romance – it’s a glorious mishmash

The Soul-mate: supernatural buddies in genre mishmash

Contrived plot points, coincidences, nonsensical action and off-the-wall pacing – this Korean film starring Ma Dong-seok and Kim Young-kwang is like one from the heyday of Hong Kong cinema