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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: “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: “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?

Review: “The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil” Blends Korean Crime and Justice

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Starring Ma Dong-seok, this action movie blends classic Korean crime archetypes into something new and entertaining, though not necessarily memorable.

Trailer: Confidential Assignment (South Korea, 2017)

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An action thriller starring Hyun Bin as a North Korean detective sent to the South for a cooperative investigation.

The 10 Best Korean Movies on Netflix

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Looking for the latest Korean movies online? Here's our list of the 10 best Korean movies on Netflix, updated for 2019!

Review: Inside Men (South Korea, 2015)

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Picture this story: a white knight prosecutor in pursuit of justice finds unexpected common ground with a handsome underworld figure bent on revenge in a...

Review: The President’s Last Bang (South Korea, 2005)

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Although the onscreen assassination of a certain North Korean leader has dominated recent headlines, South Korea is actually in the lead for seeing its heads...

 
 
 

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