For the past few years, South Korea has been overflown with its own zombie-themed films and TV shows whose format ranges from classic horror to period dramas and even comedies, with various levels of quality. The recently released Netflix’s Kingdom, with its perfect narrative and direction, now ranks among the best Korean products of the […]

  I was slightly skeptical when Lee Jae-gyu (Beethoven Virus, The King 2 Hearts), mostly known for his TV work, decided to move into mainstream cinema. Lee’s feature debut, The Fatal Encounter, is based on one of many assassination attempts on King Jeong-jo, the 22nd ruler of the Joseon Dynasty that reigned over a unified Korean […]