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Kim Ok-bin takes female-led action to next level in ‘The Villainess’

With the blood-drenched action flick “The Villainess,” actress Kim Ok-bin may have raised the caliber of Korean female-led action sequences to the next level. In the visceral revenge thriller dire...

Updated : 2017.06.01 17:40

Swedish comedy 'The Square' is surprise Cannes winner

CANNES -- Swedish satire "The Square", a send-up of political correctness and the confused identity of the modern male, won the Palme d'Or top prize at the Cannes film festival Sunday. In a stunning...

Updated : 2017.05.29 08:15

[Herald Interview] The many shades of Lee Jung-jae

Actor Lee Jung-jae has come to symbolize the sleek, sophisticated modern male in Korean cinema. But in his most recent film “Warriors of the Dawn,” directed by Jeong Yoon-chul, Lee sheds his usual ...

Updated : 2017.05.26 15:55

[Box Office] Movies in theaters this week

Get Out (US) Opened May 17 Mystery, horror. Directed by Jordan Peele Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and Rose (Allison Williams) have been dating for awhile, finally reaching the meet-the-parents point in...

Updated : 2017.05.26 15:48

[Movie Review] Latest ‘Pirates’ movie follows the formula

Since Hollywood loves a nostalgic reboot, it’s no surprise that the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise is setting sail once again, six years after 2011’s “On Stranger Tides.” For this film, s...

Updated : 2017.05.26 15:46

[Movie Review] ‘Obit’ is a compelling look at the craft of newspaper obituary writing

Most journalists stifle a laugh when we hear somebody denounce a newspaper as a product of organized conspiracy. Because everyday we see the reality -- the mistake-filled atmosphere of chaos, rancor...

Updated : 2017.05.26 15:46

[Weekender] Our fascination with crime

Crime dramas have been running rampant in Korean film and television. In cinema, 2017 opened with such flicks as “One Line,” the tale of a surprisingly simple but effective bank scam; “The Prison...

Updated : 2017.05.26 15:44

Hyun Bin, Son Ye-jin to star in ‘Negotiation’

Actors Hyun Bin and Son Ye-jin have confirmed their roles in the upcoming film “Negotiation,” according to an official related to the project Thursday. On May 10, both the actors’ agencies said t...

Updated : 2017.05.25 13:54

‘Merciless’ receives rave reviews, lengthy standing ovation at Cannes

“The Merciless (Bulhandang)” met with an avid response at the Cannes Film Festival’s midnight screening Thursday, receiving a seven-minute standing ovation from the audience, according to reports....

Updated : 2017.05.25 13:53

Kids are the break-out stars of Cannes film festival

Young actors are making waves at this year‘s Cannes film festival -- often in films that are hardly suitable children’s viewing. AFP takes a look at some of the kids who are making a splash: Star...

Updated : 2017.05.25 11:18

Why Korea’s ‘film noir’ movies are wowing Cannes

Beyond the gleaming towers of modern high-tech Seoul, it is the dark past of South Korea’s years of dictatorship, violence and upheaval that have inspired the country’s staggering rise as a cinemat...

Updated : 2017.05.25 11:16

[Herald Interview] Heo Min-seon removes Crayon Pop helmet, embarks on theatrical career

As a member of the once-sensational K-pop group Crayon Pop, Heo Min-seon used to dance in a helmet and bright tracksuit that recall the Power Rangers. She has now moved on to acting onstage. Also kn...

Updated : 2017.05.24 17:53

[Herald Interview] Yeo Jin-goo at ease with transition from child to adult actor

For most of his career, Yeo Jin-goo has played the younger versions of characters. He acted out the childhood of a Robin Hood-esque hero in the 2008 TV series “Iljimae.” He played a youngster who ...

Updated : 2017.05.24 15:11

Tom Cruise says Top Gun 2 in the works

Hollywood superstar Tom Cruise revealed Wednesday he plans a sequel to the cult action film Top Gun, with filming set to begin next year. Rumours have swirled for years that he would revisit the 198...

Updated : 2017.05.24 09:57

With catcalls and applause, Cannes debates rise of Netflix

This year’s Cannes Film Festival has been a sprawling, international referendum on Netflix, with votes registered in catcalls and applause, and some of the biggest names in cinema staking out their ...

Updated : 2017.05.23 17:56