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Small fish caught in ‘The Net’ of big ideologies

Controversial director Kim Ki-duk has veered away from the provocative in his latest psychological drama “The Net,” which centers on a North Korean fisherman who accidentally drifts into South Korea...

Updated : 2016.09.29 17:01

[Herald Interview] Making glitz without glamour

Director Tyler Rubenfeld traveled from New York City to Seoul to present his debut feature film in competition at a recent film festival. Noteworthy was that he made the trip to compete in the “No Bu...

Updated : 2016.09.29 16:51

‘Asura’ expected to draw big crowds

Directed by Kim Sung-soo, “Asura: The City of Madness” is predicted to become a blockbuster hit this fall. Nearly 250,000 people had reserved tickets for the movie in advance of its Wednesday releas...

Updated : 2016.09.28 17:17

‘Bacchus Lady’ offers more than sexual services

As elderly men stroll around lush, sun-soaked parks in the city, equally aged women approach them offering energy drinks called “Bacchus,” which is also the name of the Roman god of wine and debauch...

Updated : 2016.09.27 16:14

Scorsese's ‘Silence’ to get Oscar-qualifying release

NEW YORK (AP) - Martin Scorsese's “Silence,” a historical drama about faith in feudal Japan, will open in time to qualify for the Academy Awards. Paramount Pictures said Monday that “Silence” will open in limited release Dec. 23 with a nationwide expansion to follow sometime in January...

Updated : 2016.09.27 13:49

Hong Sang-soo wins best director at San Sebastian film fest

Korean film director Hong Sang-soo has taken home the Silver Shell award for best directing for his new film “Yourself and Yours” at this year’s 64th annual San Sebastian Film Festival in Spain, wh...

Updated : 2016.09.25 17:07

Brad Pitt allegations relate to treatment of son

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Allegations Brad Pitt was abusive on a private plane last week relate to the actor’s treatment of his 15-year-old son, sources said Friday, as the FBI continued to gather informat...

Updated : 2016.09.25 13:57

Red flags, not red carpet: Local film wins North Korean fest

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- And the envelope, please! The Pyongyang International Film Festival wrapped up Friday with top honors going to -- wait for it -- a domestically produced feature about a ...

Updated : 2016.09.25 13:55

Flush with opportunities, Chris Pratt plays a new hand

TORONTO (AP) -- The offer to star in Antoine Fuqua’s “The Magnificent Seven” came to Chris Pratt while he was on a hunting trip with friends, listening to an audio book of Larry McMurtry’s “Lones...

Updated : 2016.09.23 14:13

[Movie review] ‘Seven’ more mediocre than magnificent

Seven warriors fight for the vulnerable, in a formula that bears revisiting in “The Magnificent Seven.” Akira Kurosawa’s 1954 masterpiece, “Seven Samurai,” begat the classic 1960 Western “The Ma...

Updated : 2016.09.23 14:12

[Box Office] Latest movie releases

The Magnificent Seven(US)Opened Sept. 14Western, action. Directed by Antoine FuquaA motley crew of stealthy gangsters led by Sam Chisolm (Denzel Washington) attempts to defend the helpless town of Ros...

Updated : 2016.09.23 14:10

Bloodstained ‘Asura’ depicts criminal world with no room for justice

In the ferocious new crime thriller “Asura: The City of Madness,” director Kim Sung-su wanted to depict the “weary lives of powerless villains.” The film is a raw action flick teeming with blood ...

Updated : 2016.09.22 16:44

Bucheon animation festival eyes Asia’s top spot

The Bucheon International Animation Festival this year will be the largest scale since its launch, as it aims to become one of the top in Asia, the organizing committee said Wednesday. Since its launch in 1999, the annual international animation festival in the South Korean city of Bucheon...

Updated : 2016.09.22 14:35

Chinese film festival pushes for end to gender inequality

BEIJING (AP) -- In films, women and girls are much more likely to take off their clothes than male actors and to be scantily clad in the first place, studies show. Less than a third of speaking characters are female and men outnumber women behind the camera by a ratio of 5 to 1. Campaigner...

Updated : 2016.09.20 15:27

‘The Age of Shadows’ still No. 1 at box office

The recent blockbuster “The Age of Shadows” attracted over 6 million moviegoers in the less than two weeks since it opened here, making it the seventh most-watched film of the year in Korea.  Over ...

Updated : 2016.09.19 17:25