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Criterion Adds Boon Joon Ho’s ‘ Memories Of Murder,’ ‘Irma Vep,’ ‘History Is Made At Night’ & More In April

While 2020 forced many of us to rely on streaming more than ever before, due to cinemas shutting down, physical media remains both relevant, and the best way to acquire and watch films. This is to say that the monthly release announcements by The Criterion Collection are always worth being excited about, and April 2021 […]

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‘Parasite’ Joins Criterion Collection In October With A Special Edition Featuring Black & White Version

Shortly after winning the Oscar for Best Picture back in February, “Parasite” was announced as joining the Criterion Collection later this year. And now, thanks to an announcement from Criterion, we know when Bong Joon Ho’s incredible film will be making its debut. It appears that October is going to be an expensive month for […]

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Bong Joon Ho Statue and Museum Proposed in South Korea After ‘Parasite’ Oscar Wins

Who’s ready to kneel at the statue of Bong Joon Ho? The New York Times reports that conservative political candidates in the South Korean city of Daegu have proposed to build a museum and statue to Bong following his history-making Oscar wins for “Parasite” at the 92nd Academy Awards. People are also lobbying for Daegu […]

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Joel Edgerton Praises Korea’s Top Film Directors

Joel Edgerton, star of “The Great Gatsby” and “Star Wars,” heaped praise on South Korea’s top film directors Tuesday during a visit to the Busan International Film Festival.Edgerton, Timothee Chalamet and director David Michod are in Busan for a public screening of Michod’s “The King.” They were accompanied by producer Dede Gardner.Edgerton said that ahead […]

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‘Parasite’ Review: Bong Joon-ho Delivers a Brilliant and Devastating Electric Shock of Economic Anxiety

Bong Joon-ho, the sui generis South Korean auteur behind unclassifiable modern wonders like “Barking Dogs Never Bite” and “The Host,” has always made films that refuse to fit the narrow parameters of any particular genre. Each of them is built atop a bedrock of comic violence that Bong uses to support the weight of the […]

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Korean Actor Song Kang-ho is First Asian Honored With Locarno Excellence Award

The Locarno Film Festival will pay tribute to leading South Korean actor Song Kang-ho, marking the first time this prestigious prize has gone to an Asian film personality.Song, 52, who made his big screen debut at 29 in Hong Sang-soo’s edgy “The Day a Pig Fell into the Well” (1996), has since “never stopped experimenting,” […]

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Pop Culture Imports: Bong Joon-Ho’s ‘Memories of Murder,’ Sebastián Lelio’s ‘Gloria,’ Jet Li’s ‘Fearless,’ And More

(Welcome to Pop Culture Imports, a column that compiles the best, wackiest, and weirdest foreign-language movies and TV shows streaming right now.) There’s nothing like a foreign movie to keep you cozy on these cold November nights. This week’s Pop Culture Imports compiles more of the best foreign movies and TV streaming now, including a […]

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