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Covering things Korean in London and beyond since 2006

A look back at some of the films of 2017

A review of some of the films that screened in London during the 2017 – another busy year. For me the undoubted highlight of the London film year was the Bae Chang-ho retrospective at the London Korean Film Festival: a chance to see a couple of his movies – including the classic Whale Hunting (1984) – … [Read More]

Bedevilled tops Tom G’s top 10 K-films of 2010

Tom Giammarco’s picks for the Best Korean Films of 2010: (including one at #4.5 and five sharing 10th place: 1. Bedevilled 2. Poetry 3. I saw the Devil 4. Moss 4.5. Harmony 5. 71 into the fire 6. Cyrano Agency 7. Metamorphasis 8. Secret Reunion 9. Housemaid 10. Unjust, Midnight FM, Man From Nowhere, … [Read More]

Top K-films of the decade: an update

This article is an update of a previous list which is available here. The previous article has further commentary. And LKL’s own personal list is here. I always enjoy lists of people’s favourite films, books and CDs. You might not agree with everything they say, but the list will usually make you pick up something … [Read More]

LKL’s top 10 K-films of the noughties

Mark Russell led the way with his fascinating list of films of the decade – in which the biggest shock was that there was no Park Chan-wook. GI Korea also has a list, which redresses the balance somewhat. So here is mine. Over the years I’ve been reasonably diligent in giving marks out of 10 … [Read More]