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Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War
The most costly and the most popular film in South Korean history is also one of the most gripping and epic war films ever made.
"...crew have clearly taken to heart. Not only does Tae Guk Gi employ the same stroboscopic camerawork for its..."

Sept. 24, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

TAE Charter Faces Crisis of Dollars and Confidence
Teachers at the Texas Academy of Excellence charter school walk for nonpayment, and the school stumbles on
"...they would be paid. That's when Gay and the TAE's nine other early-childhood teachers decided to stay home. Their..."

Feb. 20, 2004 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

The Gangster, the Cop, the Devil
A taste of Eighties-style buddy-cop action-comedy hits all the right faces
"...Directed by: Lee Won-tae. Starring: Ma Dong-seok, Kim Mu-yeol and Kim Sung-kyu...."

June 21, 2019 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

"...Soo Shin, Myung Keum Jung, Hyuk Poong Kwon, Kwan Taek Han, Hyun Joo Choi, Hye Jin Jeon, Tae Yeon..."

Feb. 9, 2001 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Miami Connection
This incoherent mass of Eighties kitsch is the brainchild of tae kwon do master and motivational speaker Y.K. Kim.
"...Kim, a Korean emigré to Florida, who is a tae kwon do instructor and motivational speaker. Kim’s obvious hope..."

Nov. 9, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Naked City
The Eastside charter school begins its bankruptcy proceedings
"...But the TAE, which has an annual budget of about $1 million,..."

March 5, 2004 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

The Handmaiden
A stylish and alluring love triangle
"...Directed by: Park Chan-wook. Starring: Kim Min-hee, Kim Tae-ri, Ha Jung-woo, Jo Jin-woong and Moon So-ri...."

Oct. 28, 2016 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Enter the Funnyman
Danny McBride's improbable ascension via a bootlegged, no-budget tae kwon do comedy
"...McBride made with two of his friends about a tae kwon do instructor named Fred Simmons (played by McBride),..."

June 6, 2008 Screens Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

The Good, the Bad, the Weird
This rollicking South Korean film mines the traditional Western genre and infuses it with fresh, frequently hilarious life.
"...aboard a moving train. The sequence introduces motorcycle-riding bandit Tae-goo (the porcine Song, last seen as the vampiric priest..."

April 30, 2010 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Summer Camp Guide
"...TAE KWON DO CHARACTER CAMPS teach courtesy, honesty, respect, and..."

April 28, 2006 Features Feature by Nora Ankrum

Transporter 2
For all its gimmicky mayhem, Transporter 2 is an improvement over the original, completely setting aside such yawn-inducing cinematic standbys as a romantic interest and realism.
"...Lola, is torn between her trigger finger and the Tae Bo-happy Gianni. The only glimmer of actual characterization in..."

Sept. 9, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Hit Parade
Documentarian Jamie Meltzer pokes under the rock of the music industry in Off the Charts: The Song/Poem Story.
" the film is Caglar [the author of "Non-Violent Tae Kwon Do Troopers"] but the more I think about..."

March 21, 2003 Screens Feature by Michael May

Top 10 Local Fried Chicken Meals of 2020
Wear your masks and support Austin’s restaurants
"...Some of our faves include the sweet garlic bread, Tae's green onion chicken, and the garlic parmesan tater tots...."

Dec. 18, 2020 Food Feature by Jessi Cape

Fantastic Fest Returns to Celebrate Itself
Global genre gathering announces streaming lineup
"...D: Joe Cappa, USA, US Premiere "Homo ErecTattoos" D: Tae-woo KIM, South Korea, US Premiere "Jimi" D: Joren Cull,..."

Sept. 10, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Cuisine From Spain, Salt From Iceland, Whiskey From Scotland
This past week, the best things came in a sequence of three
"...this is how I am and you’re either gang tae like it or no, but this is where we..."

Oct. 31, 2019 Food Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Kimberley Jones’ Top 10 Films of 2016
"...Women, Maggie's Plan), Sonia Braga (Aquarius), Min-hee Kim and Tae-ri Kim (The Handmaiden)..."

Dec. 30, 2016 Screens Feature by Kimberley Jones

Fantastic Fest Review: Age of Shadows
I Saw the Devil director takes on a period spy thriller
"...trained pit viper. While captivating, talented Korean actor Um Tae-goo plays the Japanese investigator with little nuance, all devil..."

Sept. 24, 2016 Screens Post by Kahron Spearman

The Handmaiden's Tale
Sex, lies, and secrets in the U.S. premiere of Park Chan-wook's latest
"...early 20th century Japanese Occupation. Korean pickpocket Sook-hee (Kim Tae-ri) is indentured as the personal servant to isolated Japanese..."

Sept. 23, 2016 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

On the Fringes of Cinema
Zack Carlson celebrates the creative spirit with new Vice series Outsider
"...start, who else knows Master YK Kim, the inspirational speaker/tae kwon do instructor who created the insane Eighties action..."

June 3, 2016 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Disabilities Unltd.
Cinema Touching Disabilities fights misconceptions
" advocate, motivational speaker, and third-degree black belt in tae kwon do. Right Footed follows her journey, and Cox..."

Nov. 6, 2015 Screens Feature by Jessi Cape

'From Dusk Till Dawn' Returns
Everybody be cool. We've got an exclusive image from the new show.
" a black belt in Kenpo, Shotokan Karate, and Tae-Kwon-Do, Williamson is an icon of blaxploitation, Italian exploitation, and..."

Feb. 13, 2014 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

J'accuse! In Korean!
'Confession of Murder' is guilty … of being pretty kickass
"...Kim Gi-tae's (Bedevilled) ace cinematography adds a whole lotta action –..."

Sept. 22, 2013 Screens Post by Marc Savlov

Fantastic Fest: 'Bedevilled'
Brutal and exquisite, Bedevilled is unflinchingly horrific
"...70s grainmasters Meir Zachi or Wes Craven; cinematographer Jang Gi-tae manages to make the lushly verdant island into a..."

Sept. 26, 2010 Screens Post by Marc Savlov

Witty, Pretty People
The real deal on Austin as a reality TV casting mecca
" Tukong Moosul and a first-degree black belt in tae kwon do, Smith immediately telegraphs her years of study..."

April 2, 2010 Screens Feature by Belinda Acosta

Daily reviews and interviews
"...HiganjimaNarrative Feature, SX Fantastic D: Tae-Kyun Kim; with Hideo Ishiguro, Dai Watanabe, Asami Mizukawa, Koji..."

March 19, 2010 Screens Feature by Ashley Moreno

Friggin' Genius
SXSW Film announces feature film lineup
"...Higanjima (Japan/Korea) Director: Tae-Kyun Kim. Screenwriter: Tetsuya Ôishi Two years after losing contact,..."

Feb. 4, 2010 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Stop Draggin' My Heart Around
Some notes on Lykke Li's show last night
"...energetic and aware, doing moves that are somewhere between Tae Bo and a rain dance. Channeling Bella Donna-era Stevie..."

Feb. 20, 2009 Music Post by Audra Schroeder

When the Science Guy Is Still in Short Pants
Welcome to
"...comfortably about the normal things he enjoys, such as tae kwon do and "horror movies, because it takes a..."

Dec. 19, 2008 Screens Feature by Sarah Jean Billeiter

Inside the Mind of the Muscles
Jean-Claude Van Damme on being Jean-Claude Van Damme
"...multiple key martial arts disciplines including karate, Muay Thai, tae kwon do, kickboxing, and those legendary airborne splits. Unbeatable...."

Nov. 21, 2008 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Black Belt of the Rodeo
Paula Nelson will kick your ass
"...Nelson's life since her return, such as getting her tae kwon do black belt. She appeared in Friday Night..."

Oct. 10, 2008 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

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