Tag Archives: Korean War

SWING KIDS (2018): New Trailer Starring Kyung-soo Do, Hye-soo Park, Jared Grimes, Oh Jung-Se…

Swing Kids (2018), Kyung-Soo Do
Swing Kids (2018), Kyung-Soo Do

Based on Korean musical Rho Ki-Soo, Swing Kids is a new drama about a tap dancing North Korean soldier held captive in the Geoje prison camp during the Korean War.

Directed by Hyeong-Cheol Kang, Swing Kids stars  Kyung-soo Do, Hye-soo Park, Jared Grimes, Oh Jung-Se…

I like how unexpected the tap dancing element in this movie is and that’s why I want to see it.

Additionally, even though this is based on a musical, there’s no actors ‘singing instead of speaking’ in this trailer; a truth that makes my non-musical loving heart rather happy. 

Swing Kids Release Dates:  December 21st, 2018 (US)…

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INDIGNATION (2016): For The Dialogue, Style & Performance By Logan Lerman…

Indignation (2016), Logan Lerman
Indignation (2016), Logan Lerman

I really liked Logan Lerman’s work in Stuck In Love (2012), so after seeing the very intriguing  Indignation trailer, my date with the James Schamus directed drama was guaranteed. 

Based on the novel by Philip Roth and set in 1951 as the Korean War was taking place, I couldn’t wait to find out why Lerman’s character Marcus was so peculiar and unable to relax. It turns out as is often the case, many of the answers can be found in childhood. Though the specific period in time had something to do with it, poor Marcus did also have at least one particularly peculiar parent.

My favourite thing about Indignation, besides Lerman’s performance is the dialogue, especially during the scene in Dean Caudwell’s office. Thank goodness I never personally had such an experience during my university years. The urge to silence Caudwell, physically and with great force was almost overwhelming for me.

Indignation is a movie I recommend for reasons including Lerman’s performance, the very special dialogue, good musical score plus the general look / style of the film. There’s also an interesting example of the impact a ‘not quite stable’ parent can have on their offspring.

It’s a great performance from all involved, including Sarah Gadon, Tracy Letts, Linda Emond and Noah Robbins.

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INDIGNATION (2016): New Trailer Starring Logan Lerman & Sarah Gadon

Indignation (2016), Logan Lerman
Indignation (2016), Logan Lerman

Directed by James Schamus, Starring Logan Lerman and Sarah Gadon, I haven’t read the Philip Roth book on which todays’ trailer for Indignation is based, but I love how interesting the trailer makes the story seem…

I last saw Lerman’s work in Stuck In Love (2012) and I liked it. Now I can’t wait to find out about what it is that shaped his character’s repression and cultural disaffection in his new movie. What ever the answer, it looks like his mother definitely has a hand in it.

Well done, trailer maker.

Indignation Release Dates: July 29th, 2016 (US)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂