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[HanCinema's Film Review] "Memoir of a Murderer"

Byeong-soo (played by Sul Kyung-gu) is an unreliable narrator. Well, OK, literally in the context of "Memoir of a Murderer" he's an aging veterinarian who suffers from increasingly worsening symptoms of dementia. This has forcedByeong-soo to give up on his side gig of being a serial killer. That's where the unreliable narrator aspect becomes interesting. IsByeong-soo actually a serial killer, or is the elaborate diary of his past murderous deeds just wish fulfillment about what he feels like he should have done to all those horrible people who clearly deserved to die?

New film 'Memoir of a Murderer' reveals chilling still cuts of AOA's Seolhyun, Kim Nam Gil, & more
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New film 'Memoir of a Murderer' reveals chilling still cuts of AOA's Seolhyun, Kim Nam Gil, & more

Upcoming horror film 'Memoir of a Murderer', directed by Won Shin Yeon, revealed a set of character stills featuring veteran actor Seol Kyung Goo, actorKim Nam Gil, AOA's Seolhyun, and Oh Dal Su.

Actor Seol Kyung Goo takes on the role of Byung Soo, a former serial killer who is diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease, while Kim Nam Gil transforms into the creepy detective Tae Joo, who attempts to unlock Byung Soo's past killer side.

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[Indie Review] Oh Hee Jung - Short Film
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[Indie Review] Oh Hee Jung - Short Film

Oh Hee Jung is a soloist that got her start in 2013 after a series of independent releases. Her latest effort, this year's 'Short Film' EP, comes on the heels of 2016's Bandcamp-released 'Freckles.Oh Hee Jung is often the sole creative force behind her work, with the production, recording, artwork, mastering, mixing and design all being credited to her for this album. Using a combination of great ideas and total creative control, Oh Hee Jung creates a magical mix with each release that's sure to leave fans with a new daily soundtrack.

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[HanCinema's Film Review] "Cherry Blossoms, Again"

Jang Beom-june was the leading singer/songwriter for Busker Busker, an independent rock band from Cheonan. Today he...still writes and performs music, just as a solo artist. Jang Beom-june owes his presence in South Korean musical culture largely to one song- "Cherry Blossom Ending" which appears every spring in the South Korean music charts. But aside from that, Jang Beom-june also writes and performs other songs. Sometimes he even does covers.

And that's pretty much it. "Cherry Blossoms, Again" was financed in part by MBC, so this is a documentary in the television mold, where the focus is on being purely informational rather than making any kind of grander artistic or philosophical point. Jang Beom-june lives a normal life. Apparently he's even married with a daughter. The wife we never get to see, even if Jang Beom-june begs her to come home early at one point.

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[HanCinema's Film Review] "Gag Powerful Man"

While cartooning is generally thought of as a medium for children, as long as there have been cartoons, there have been crude distorted versions. The twenty-first century has been very kind to crude cartoons, as technology advances have made it easy for anyone to make static, repetitive animations which shock via overt graphic violence and explicit sexual titillation. Gag Powerful Man" is a traditionally Korean themed version of such a cartoon, in feature length form.

One aspect of such cartoons is that they are almost always extremely short- there's only so many times blood can spurt from the ruptured appendage of a loud, obnoxious man with a hideous facial expression before the novelty wears off. So it took me a moment to realize that "Gag Powerful Man" was in fact a feature length film rather than a collection of shorts- the characters are such thin shallow caricatures it's hard to visualize them engaging in the same plot for more than ten minutes at a time.