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Streaming: the best film at Cannes 2019 not to win a prize?

Having missed out in a vintage year at Cannes, Diao Yinan’s dazzling The Wild Goose Lake is now available to stream – joining some of this fine director’s earlier workThe further it recedes in the rearview mirror, the more last year’s Cannes competition looks like an exceptionally good vintage. This week, British cinema audiences can […]

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“A clear racist dog whistle”: Neon, Curzon respond after Donald Trump criticises ‘Parasite’ Oscar win

”The winner is a movie from South Korea, what the hell was that all about?”Us president Donald Trump criticised the Oscars last night for awarding best picture to Bong Joon Ho’s Parasite.At a rally in Colorado, Trump said: “How bad were the Academy Awards this year? The winner is a movie from South Korea, what […]

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Trump Mocks ‘Parasite’ Best Picture Win: ‘What the Hell Was That All About?’

President Donald Trump took aim at “Parasite’s” historic Oscar wins at a Colorado rally on Thursday.“How bad were the Academy Awards this year?” he asked, prompting jeers from the crowd. “Did you see it?”“The winner is… a movie from South Korea! What the hell was that all about?” he went on. “We got enough problems […]

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Bong Joon-ho Makes Triumphant Return to Korea, Talks Oscars and ‘Parasite’ in Black and White

Bong Joon-ho and the key cast of quadruple Oscar-winning black comedy “Parasite” returned home to South Korea this week. At a press event in Seoul on Wednesday they reflected on lessons from the Academy Awards.“Compared to Hollywood studios and Netflix, our Oscars campaign was smaller. Other nominees had enormous ads on billboard and TV ads,” […]

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‘Parasite’ Rakes in Box Office Even While Streaming, and That’s a Gamechanger

For “Parasite,” Oscars were not the end of its achievements. It will have the biggest post-win gross of any Best Picture since “The King’s Speech” in 2011. And, it will take in the majority of its box-office gross while streaming, selling more tickets as a first-run release while viewable at home than any release ever.Before […]

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Bong Joon Ho Interpreter Sharon Choi Relives Historic ‘Parasite’ Awards Season in Her Own Words (Exclusive)

From her first appearance at Bong Joon Ho’s side in Cannes, where he accepted the Palme d’Or for his sensational “Parasite,” interpreter Sharon Choi has been an unwitting award season Mvp. Clad in minimal black and permanently clutching a notebook, the retreating student filmmaker has imparted Bong’s messages of gratitude on the most coveted stages […]

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Korea Box Office: ‘Honest Candidate’ Wins Weekend as ‘Parasite’ Returns to Chart

Opening on Wednesday (Feb. 12), comedy “Honest Candidate” topped the South Korean box office, ahead of “Little Women” and Bong Joon-ho’s “Parasite” which returned to the charts eight months after its original release.“Candidate” earned $6.52 million from 909,000 admissions over five days. Directed by Chang You-jeong (“Finding Mr. Destiny”), “Candidate” is the story of a […]

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