The Age of Shadows ★★★

Here's the thing: [b]Kang-ho Song[/b]. He has this magical ability to appear as if he's wandered on to the wrong film set, and then through sheer force of will he takes over the proceedings. He's got to be one of the finest actors on the planet. What he does here is amazing. I could never decide if he was a weak flip-flopper of a character or brilliantly conniving ... because he does both. I don't think many people can do that.

[b]Um Tae-Goo[/b] plays one of the greasiest bad ass villains in recent memory. I was mesmerized by his face, especially his cheekbones. Kudos all over that dude. He really makes the film.

The "Train Scene" *is* masterfully done suspense.