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Why 'A Model Family' Should Be Your Next Netflix Obsession

A tight pickle, a reckless choice, and a string of stunning disclosures help define “A Model Family” (“Mobeomgajok”) Netflix recently released the Korean drama, which has already sent this viewer’s pulse racing. Season 1 follows, Dong-ha (a brilliant Jung Woo), a college professor who risked everyt…

Is Netflix's 'My Name' The Thriller You've Been Waiting For?

The mixture of revenge, action, and suspense tends to be a magnificent combination. “My Name” has all of them. A thriller with a gut-wrenching beginning, the South Korean drama follows the story of Ji-woo (Han So-hee), a young woman on the cusp of adulthood. (Please note, this is a spoiler-free rev…

TV Review: 'My Holo Love' Offers Modern Love Story For AI Era

What is romantic love? It is something that I have thought an awful lot about, and my current answer is that it is a mix of things: hormones, emotion, and thought. “My Holo Love” (“Na Hollo Geudae”) breaks down that central question while posing a few of its own for an AI romance that leaves no st…

Must-See Movie Review: 'The Royal Tailor' (2014)

“The Royal Taylor” takes a dramatic look at the saying “out with the old, in with the new.” It is a story that starts with a strong sense of comedy before turning a few shades darker. The movie begins in the present day at a press conference that unveils the works of Jo Dol-seok, the royal tailor during Korea’s Joseon dynasty. As his works are displayed, the film flashes back to the Joseon era, taking us behind the seams of the clothes that defined an era and a pivotal friendship.

Movie Review: 'The Villainess' (2017)

Opening with a daring action sequence, “The Villainess” makes its intentions known from the get-go. Jung Byung-gil’s sudsy revenge epic is beyond bold, and you will know if you are sold within its first breathless minutes. With its hook firmly in place; viewers are pulled through a time-hopping storyline that clarifies the opener, while also taking you beyond it.

Movie Review: 'Forgotten' (2017)

The movie poster for the Korean thriller 'Forgotten' on Neflix
There is nothing forgettable about this innovative dramatic thriller that superbly weaves together several genre threads to create something entirely unique. “Forgotten” (originally titled: “Gi-eok-ui Bam”) opens as a family is moving into their new home. Joining their parents are twenty-something brothers Jin-seok (Kang Ha-neul) and Yoo-seok (Kim Mu-yeol).

Movie Review: 'Sword Master' (2016)

Few films encompass everything genres attempt to quantify. If a movie is categorized as a drama, you tend to expect few laughs and if a film is regarded as a comedy, you anticipate rare moments of deep drama.