Staff writer. Has been writing articles for HanCinema since 2012, having lived in South Korea since 2011. Started out in Gyeongju, then to Daegu, then to Ansan, then to Yeongju, then to Seoul, lived on the road for HanCinema's travel diaries series in the summer of 2016, and is currently settled in Anyang. Has good tips for utilizing South Korea's public bus system. William Schwartz can be contacted via email@example.com.
Saek (played by Lee Junho) was born into a gisaeng house. Now, a normal boy born into a gisaeng house would leave it and do something else upon passing into adulthood. But Saek? He actually really likes being there. Saek refuses to take obvious hints that he should leave, the result being silly slapstick sequences that eventually grow to encompass weird homeless guy Yook-gap (played by Choi Gwi-hwa) who acts as a generally unhelpful male influence as Saek tries to bring gender equality to the notion of courtesans...More
"Parasite" has been invited to the Perlak section of the San Sebastian Film Festival. It will compete with seven other international films for the San Sebastian Audience Award among others in the Spanish film festival, which will run from September 20th to September 28th...More
The KBS2 Entertainment news program Entertainment Weekly has revealed messages sent to Kang Ji-hwan's victims. The messages appear to be from Kang Ji-hwan's company, and warn of negative consequences as the Kang Ji-hwan story becomes familiar in the press...More
A new trend is emerging of young women aiming for professional goals in Korean dramas. "Search: WWW" has been the main drama as of late on the subject, and it has just been joined by "Rookie Historian Goo Hae-ryung", a historical drama where the focus is not on great battles, but rather a young woman's determination to become a proper scholar in the face of prejudice...More
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