Geuk jang jeon (Tale of Cinema) Reviews

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Top Critic
Richard Brody
New Yorker
March 5, 2012
There are filmmakers lurking here, and their involvement in the unfolding action highlights Hong's multilayered, self-deprecating self-portrait-and his ambivalent view of a milieu that is inescapably his own.
Josh Ralske
All Movie Guide
August 5, 2006
...richly inventive and consistently fascinating filmmaking...
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Aaron Hillis
Premiere Magazine
October 8, 2005
Emotionally honest in its late-bloomer humility... a love-story diptych whose two halves reflect and refract upon one another through the all-seeing eye of film itself.
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
October 5, 2005
Captures the elusive, entrancing sway that the finest movies hold over our lives.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Richard James Havis
Hollywood Reporter
October 4, 2005
Hong, who reportedly always carries a notebook with him, is an excellent observer of the minutiae of daily life.
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
September 27, 2005
There is an endearing fluidity to this Korean film about the interplay between movies and life.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Derek Elley
Variety
September 26, 2005
This one has a sheer simplicity and clarity.
Jeremy Heilman
MovieMartyr.com
September 20, 2005
Hong Sang-soo, a one-note but compelling Korean auteur, returns to his familiar obsessions with his best results to date here.
Full Review | Original Score: 78/100
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
September 12, 2005
Hong's film is simply told but resonates with profound meaning.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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