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Why “Parasite” Is Bong Joon-ho’s Biggest Hit and Darkest Film Yet

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“Parasite” speaks to Korean audiences’ real-life woes in an intricately crafted and empathetic manner.

Review: “Battle of Jangsari” Gives A Little-Known Korean War Battle The Honor It Deserves

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A group of high schoolers put everything on the line to fight North Korea—but receive little recognition or support

Review: Netflix’s “Vagabond” Stars Suzy In An Entertaining Conspiracy Thriller

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Lee Seung-gi and Suzy star in a K-drama, now streaming on Netflix, that entertains audiences and hints at Korea’s geopolitical status.

Review: “Tazza: The One Eyed Jack” Mixes the Thrills of High-Stakes Gambling and Heists

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The latest installment in the Tazza franchise features entertaining characters & a plot full of unexpected twists and turns.

Review: “The Bad Guys: Reign of Chaos” Pits Korean Cops & Gangsters Against Japan

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Two cops team up with a mob enforcer and illegal gambling site owner to take down a Japanese drug ring.

Review: “Miss and Mrs. Cops” Is a Buddy Cop Movie For The #MeToo Era

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Two female cops take the lead on busting a spy cam ring—and gender roles too.

Review: “Love Alarm” Is a Reminder of How Social Media Harms Teenagers

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"Black Mirror" meets "Mean Girls" in Netflix's latest original Korean drama.

Review: “The Divine Fury” Blends Christianity, Horror, and Action

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Park Seo-joon uses MMA skills to exorcise demons in his latest collaboration with Jason Kim Joo-hwan.

Review: “Exit” Stars SNSD’s Yoona in A Lighthearted Disaster Flick

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“Exit” gives SNSD's Yoona a big break onto the big screen—or does it?

SNSD’s Yoona Stars in Korean Disaster Flick “Exit”

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Starring Yoona of SNSD, "Exit" premieres in the US on August 2nd, 2019.

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