Sympathy For Mr. Vengeance (2002)

CHAN-WOOK PARK Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB Original Title: Boksuneun Naui Geot South Korea, 2002. CJ Entertainment, Discovery Venture Capital, KTB Network, Bear Entertainment, Dong Young I-tech, CJ E&M Film Financing & Investment Entertainment & Comics, TMS Comics, TMS Entertainment, Moho Film, Studio Box. Screenplay by Mu-yeong Lee, Chan-wook Park, Jae-sun Lee, Jong-yong Lee,…

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Save The Green Planet! (2003)

JOON-HWAN JANG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 Original Title: Jigureul jikyeora! South Korea, 2003. CJ Entertainment, Sidus. Screenplay by Joon-Hwan Jang. Cinematography by Kyung-pyo Hong. Produced by Seoung-Jae Cha. Music by Don-jun Lee. Production Design by Geun-yeong Jang, Kyeong-hie Kim. Film Editing by Gok-ji Park.   Toronto International Film Festival 2003. Science-fiction, horror and piercing…

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Joint Security Area (2000)

CHAN-WOOK PARK Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB Original Title: Gongdong gyeongbi guyeok JSA South Korea, 2000. CJ Entertainment, Intz.com, KTB Network, Myung Film Company Ltd., CJ E&M Film Financing & Investment Entertainment & Comics, Stone Comics Entertainment, TMS Comics, TMS Entertainment. Screenplay by Seong-san Jeong, Hyun Seok Kim, Mu-yeong Lee, Chan-wook Park, based on the…

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Barking Dogs Never Bite (2000)

BONG JOON-HO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB Original Title: Flandersui gae South Korea, 2000. CJ Entertainment, Cinema Service, Uno Film. Screenplay by Bong Joon Ho, Ji-ho Song, Derek Son Tae-Woong. Cinematography by Yong-kyou Cho. Produced by Min-hwan Cho. Music by Sung-woo Jo. Production Design by Hang Lee. Costume Design by Yun-jung Choi. Film Editing…

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Lady Vengeance (2005)

CHAN-WOOK PARK Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 Original Title: Chinjeolhan Geumjassi Alternate Title:  Sympathy For Lady Vengeance South Korea, 2005. CJ Entertainment, CJ Capital Investment, Centurion Investment, Ilshin Capital Investments, Korea Capital Investment, Samsung Venture Capital, TSJ Entertainment, Moho Film, TMS Entertainment, TMS Comics, CJ E&M Film Financing & Investment Entertainment & Comics, Stone Comics…

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Parasite (2019)

JOON-HO BONG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  Original title:  Gisaengchung South Korea, 2019.  Barunson E&A, CJ E&M Film Financing & Investment Entertainment & Comics, CJ Entertainment, TMS Comics, TMS Entertainment.  Screenplay by Joon-ho Bong, Jim Won Han.  Cinematography by Kyung-pyo Hong.  Produced by Joon-ho Bong, Young-Hwan Jang, Yang-kwon Mon, Kwak Sin-ae.  Music by Jaeil Jung. …

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Snowpiercer (2013)

JOON-HO BONG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   South Korea/Czech Republic/USA/France, 2013. SnowPiercer, Moho Film, Opus Pictures, Stillking Films, CJ E&M Film Financing & Investment Entertainment & Comics, CJ Entertainment.   Screen story by Joon-ho Bong, Screenplay by Joon-ho Bong, Kelly Masterson, based on the Le Transperceneige by Jacques Lob, Benjamin Legrand, Jean-Marc Rochette.  Cinematography by Kyung-pyo Hong.  Produced by Miky Lee,…

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August Rush (2007)

KIRSTEN SHERIDAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 2007.  Warner Bros., Southpaw Entertainment, CJ Entertainment.  Story by Paul Castro, Nick Castle, Screenplay by Nick Castle, James V. Hart.  Cinematography by John Mathieson.  Produced by Richard Baron Lewis.  Music by Mark Mancina.  Production Design by Michael Shaw.  Costume Design by Frank L. Fleming.  Film Editing by William Steinkamp.  Academy Awards 2007.   Painfully melodramatic bullshit about…

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Oldboy (2003)

CHAN-WOOK PARK Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  Original title:  Oldeuboi South Korea, 2003.  CJ Entertainment, Egg Films, Show East, CJ E&M Film Financing & Investment Entertainment & Comics, Moho Film, Stone Comics Entertainment.  Screenplay by Chan-wook Park, Chun-hyeong Lim, Jo-yun Hwang, Joon-hyung Lim, based on the story by Garon Tsuchiya, and the comic by Nobuaki Minegishi. Cinematography…

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Thirst (2009)

CHAN-WOOK PARK Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  Original title:  Bakjwi South Korea, 2009.  CJ Entertainment, Focus Features International, Benex Movie Expert Fund, Company K Movie Asset Fund No. 1, Green Non-Life Insurance Company, MVP Capital Culture Investment Fund, Moho Film.  Screenplay by Seo-Gyeong Jeong, Chan-wook Park, based on the book Therese Raquin by Emile Zola.  Cinematography by Chung-hoon Chung.  Produced…

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The Adventures Of Rocky And Bullwinkle

DES McANUFF Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   Not great but very sometimes funny update of the classic television cartoon. The inane plot involves the evil trio of Fearless Leader (Robert De Niro), Boris (Jason Alexander) and Natasha (Rene Russo), who have turned themselves from cartoon into live-action so that they can buy a television station…

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The King And The Clown

JUN-IK LEE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   Original title:  Wang-ui Namja Billed as the “Brokeback Mountain of South Korea”, this might be a story of forbidden gay love the way Ang Lee’s classic was, but it isn’t as deeply touching or moving. Jang-sang, a travelling performer, finally frees himself and his lover Gong-gil of their tyrannical…

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