Jackson Wang is a man of many talents. Known for being a member of GOT7, a South Korean Idol group, the artist has impressed many with his singing and rapping skills throughout the years. Jackson is also recognised for being a record producer, songwriter, music video director, and fashion designer. In 2017, he expanded his […]

Released in January 2022 just weeks before the presidential election in South Korea, writer-director Byun Sung-hyun’s fourth directorial effort, Kingmaker, is as much a character drama as it is a political film.  It is 1961, Seo Chang-dae (Lee Sun-kyun), a local pharmacist who fled the North, meets Kim Woon-bum (Sol Kyung-gu), an eloquent small-time politician […]

Some films require patience to watch and some require energy. Writer-director Choi Dong-hoon’s Alienoid belongs to the latter camp for its hyperactivity. An ambitious mashup of multiple genres – sci-fi, fantasy, comedy, action, thriller, you name it – Choi’s sixth feature is, in a sense, a culmination of his filmography and much more. Alienoid does […]

The first time I spoke to Choi Dong-hoon, a South Korean filmmaker, was in 2015 when he promoted his espionage action film, Assassination, at the BFI London Film Festival. It took another few years for the director to complete the script for Alienoid, a sci-fi, fantasy action film. One of Korea’s most renowned actresses, Kim […]