Kim Ki-taek (Song Kang-ho) in Parasite. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

6 films that’ll show you that Song Kang-ho is the most underrated Korean actor you’ve never heard of

Jun 30th, 2019 Drama Marcus Goh 11 min read

Quick, who’s the most underrated Korean actor you know of, who goes by the surname Song? If you said either of the Songs (Joong-ki and Hye-kyo), then you’ve read the first sentence wrongly – we’re asking for underrated actors (meaning that the actor is better than people realise), not overrated actors. The most underrated actor in Korean cinema is actually Song Kang-ho, who appears in…

Default. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Ever noticed how Korean movies like ‘Default’ all use this one weird trope?

Jan 4th, 2019 Asian Cinema, Drama Marcus Goh 10 min read

If you’ve embraced the good bits of the Hallyu wave, then you’ll have noticed that all the critically acclaimed Korean movies have some… similarities. We’re not just talking about impressive production values or memorable plots. We’re talking about one particular character archetype that turns up in films like Default. The corrupt official. It seems like good Korean movies have that in common – a villainous…

The Age of Shadows. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Gong Yoo’s 5 best roles on screen

Jan 4th, 2017 Action, Adventure, Thriller Marcus Goh 7 min read

After being overtaken by Song Joong-ki in Descendants of the Sun, Gong Yoo returned to the hearts and minds of Korean pop culture fans everywhere when Train to Busan debuted. There’s a reason why he’s such an evergreen idol though – he’s taken on a number of vastly different roles and excelled in all of them. So today, we pay tribute to five of Gong Yoo’s…