Austen digitalized!

When I’m not procrastinating over writing blog posts… …or rather, when I AM procrastinating, I like to browse Youtube. I’m a big Jane Austen fan (though not in a “Colin Firth, take me now” kind of way!), so I was really excited  about this new find! Pemberley Digital, an independent web production company Read more…

Journalism and the “Pinocchio Syndrome”

Korean drama “Pinocchio”, starring Park Shin Hye and Lee Jong Suk, sets up a fascinating debate about truth vs. lies in broadcast journalism. Writer Park Hye Ryun (“Dream High”, “I Can Hear Your Voice”) creates a world with a fictional syndrome. Known as the “Pinocchio Syndrome”, this condition come with peculiar consequences Read more…

Comparing Post-Apocalyptic Films “Snowpiercer” and “Matrix”

I went to see “Snowpiercer” with my dad and a good guy friend recently. We’re all fans of the Wachowski’s “Matrix” trilogy and found a lot of common themes in the two films. Warning: Spoiler Alert!! At first glance, these post-apocalyptic sci-fis couldn’t be more different. “Matrix”‘s black leather, fighting Read more…

Korean films should NEVER be dubbed!

I hadn’t seen a dubbed foreign film since…well, for a long time.  That is, until I watched “J.S.A.” (Joint Security Area) my final semester of college for a Korean Film and Politics course. A 2000 film about North and South Korean conflict, it was set at the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), where soldiers Read more…

A Bollywood Experience

I am a terrible film critic. Now, I could judge acting, cinematography, plot, script and music for hours. I could even attempt to tell you if the special effects were worth the cinema ticket. But I usually forget about all that. Especially when Bollywood is involved. Yes, the acting may Read more…