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House of Hummingbird : a Korean queer coming-of-age tale

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  This debut feature film from  Bora Kim  of a quiet and confused 14 year old Korean schoolgirl is loosely based on her own giving a real sense of authenticity to this unique coming-of-age story.  Plus its also set in 1994 which proved a significant year in South Korea’s history. Eighth-grader Eun-hee (Ji-hu Park) is the … Continue reading




The Handmaiden

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  The celebrated South Korean filmmaker Park Chan-wook manages to pack a lot of detail into the entire 2 1/2 hours of the erotic and exotic drama of his latest stunning epic The Handmaiden. Park has adapted Sarah Walter’s historical crime novel Fingersmith which was set in Victorian Britain, and transposed to Japanese occupied Korea … Continue reading




Spa Night

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18 year old David is a Korean-American who lives with his first generation immigrant family in L. A.’s Korea town where they run a small shabby restaurant and attend Mass regularly.  He still lives at home and helps out in the restaurant like the good son that he is, and even accompanies his parents once a … Continue reading



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