A well-crafted Joseon Dynasty palace saga in which a royal consort is thrown into a merciless game of thrones, "The Concubine" seduces by way of a slow but ultimately gratifying plot reversal.
"Odayaka" means "calm and tranquil" in Japanese, but this ironically titled drama, exposing controversial reactions to the Fukushima nuclear fallout, is anything but.
Not enough happens in front of the camera to make "Behind the Camera" equal in charm or irony to E J-yong's well-received 2009 mockumentary "The Actresses."
So bombastic and old-fashioned that it flirts with self-parody, "Soar Into the Sun" reps South Korea's answer to "Top Gun."
Classical in a manner that recalls Mikio Naruse's "Scattered Clouds" (1967), "Cold Bloom" dramatizes the tormented love between a widow and the man responsible for her husband's death.
Barnstorming swordplay, pretty faces and a no-brainer plot combine to fizzy effect in "Rurouni Kenshin," the screen adaptation of a Meiji-era manga series about a ronin who kicks ass while preaching…
A wrenching yarn about a mother seeking justice for the rape of her daughter.
"Kayan" offers a glancing impression of Middle Eastern diaspora life through a vivid rendering of a busy Lebanese restaurant in Vancouver.
Seducing with whispers of sweet nothings, "I Have to Buy New Shoes" follows a casual fling that trails off on a wistful note and leaves one with an unquenchable longing.
"Doctor" is so devoid of imagination, taste or style that it's inferior to the most pedestrian K-horror.