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Bong Joon Ho to lead 2020 Venice international jury

Oscar-winning director of ‘Parasite’ to serve as international jury president at 78th Venice International Film Festival.Bong Joon Ho, the Oscar-winning director of Parasite, is to serve as president of the international jury at the 78th Venice International Film Festival (September 1-11).The South Korean director will lead a seven-strong jury and assign prizes to features selected […]

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Bong Joon Ho to lead 2021 Venice international jury

Oscar-winning director of ‘Parasite’ to serve as international jury president at 78th Venice International Film Festival.Bong Joon Ho, the Oscar-winning director of Parasite, is to serve as president of the international jury at the 78th Venice International Film Festival (September 1-11).The South Korean director will lead a seven-strong jury and assign prizes to features selected […]

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‘Demon Slayer’ Sets All-Time Record at Japanese Box Office

“Demon Slayer the Movie: Mugen Train,” the animated film that has become the Japanese entertainment world tsunami of 2020, pushed its cumulative earnings to $313.7 million (JPY32.5 billion) over the Dec. 26-27 weekend. This makes the film that the biggest-ever box office hit in Japan, overtaking the previous record-holder, Miyazaki Hayao’s 2001 animated fantasy “Spirited […]

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Hollywood Slams Golden Globes for Categorizing ‘Minari’ as Foreign Language Film: ‘Enough of This Nonsense’

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s category guidelines ignited an outcry Tuesday when it was announced that “Minari” would be classified as a foreign language film for Golden Globes voters.Directors, writers and actors including Lulu Wang, Phil Lord, Celeste Ng and Daniel Dae Kim condemned the organization’s longstanding policy, saying it was time to change the […]

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Cinemas shut, movies postponed: how Covid-19 upturned film in 2020

The year started off so well – remember Parasite? – before it all got put on hold. This might be the end of cinema as we know itIf you had money on drive-in movies making a comeback in 2020, the year’s most talked-about actor being Laurence Fox, and the biggest Hollywood hit being Bad Boys […]

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Los Angeles Film Critics Announce 2020 Winners (Updating Live)

The Los Angeles Film Critics Association (Lafca), one of the most important critics groups in the awards season, is announcing their favorites films and performances, following Boston and New York last week.Notorious for embracing foreign films and performances, the west coast group chose Neon’s “Parasite” and its director Bong Joon-ho last year, which went on […]

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Korean Entertainment Industry in Retreat as Virus Alerts Are Raised Again

Large parts of South Korea’s entertainment industry are reeling as the national government put capital city Seoul on the country’s second highest virus response footing. Concerts, award shows and movie premieres are being canceled, and all but essential staff are being told to work remotely.“Most people are working from the office here in Busan, but […]

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