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‘Glass Onion’s’ Rian Johnson on Spoofing Elon Musk and the Art of Satire

Writer George S. Kaufman once said that “satire is what closes on Saturday night.” But nearly a century later, as real life has grown more absurd than most art, satire is everywhere — from popular franchises such as the “Knives Out” films and “The White Lotus” to hits including “Parasite.”Why now? In our post-Trump world, […]

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The Best International Films Of 2022, Ranked

All the real cinephiles know that to find the best films in the world, one has to look beyond English-speaking cinema. “Parasite” brought some much-needed attention to non-English language cinema in America when it swept the Oscars in 2019, and the world has not stopped producing incredible films in the years since. Luckily for you, […]

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Netflix readies documentary on ‘Parasite’ director Bong Joon Ho’s unreleased first short film

The documentary will trace the search for the Oscar-winning director’s unreleased first short film.Netflix is producing a documentary that traces the search for Oscar-winning Parasite director Bong Joon Ho’s unreleased first short film and has set it for an exclusive 2023 release.The documentary, Yellow Door: Looking for Director Bong’s Unreleased Short Film (working title), is […]

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‘Broker’ Trailer: Kore-eda Hirokazu Directs Song Kang-ho in a Cannes-Winning Performance

Japan may have snubbed Palme d’Or-winning, Oscar-nominated director Kore-eda Hirokazu’s new film “Broker” for the Best International Feature Academy Award submission, but the family drama starring Korean actor Song Kang-ho remains one of the most acclaimed films of the year. The regular Bong Joon Ho collaborator, from “Memories of Murder” to “Parasite,” won Best Actor […]

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How Bong Joon Ho Discovered Song Kang-ho for ‘Memories of Murder’ — and Made Them a Dream Team

The following is an excerpt from screenwriter and critic Karen Han’s new book “Bong Joon Ho: Dissident Cinema,” now available from Abrams Books. The book includes a survey of Bong’s work, ranging from “Barking Dogs Never Bite” to “Parasite,” and this excerpt comes from a chapter on his film “Memories of Murder” from 2003.Bong has […]

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Korean Wave Hits AFM as Home-Grown Content Grabs Global Attention Despite Tricky Market Conditions

After enduring long-lasting Covid restrictions, many of the Korean executives attending the AFM this week will be making their first U.S. business trip in more than two years. In the time that they were away, the Korean entertainment scene has undergone a transformation.The changes have proved tricky for some and beneficial for others. But, whether […]

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The Oscars Go Global, and ‘Parasite’ Was Just the Beginning

In the modern Oscar season, there are two camps: One wants to see old-school Hollywood studio filmmaking return to the forefront, with “Top Gun: Maverick” leading the charge. The other, galvanized by the success of “Parasite,” “Roma,” and “Drive My Car” and their migration beyond the Best International Feature Film category, wants to see the […]

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Neon’s Elissa Federoff on picking films with “social currency”, moving into production and development

Neon’s head of distribution discusses trends in theatrical at Locarno Pro.Neon head of distribution Elissa Federoff was one of the high-profile guests at the Locarno Film Festival’s industry programme Locarno Pro, delivering a keynote at the StepIn think tank and speaking “in conversation” about original language film distribution in the US.Launched in 2017, independent distributor […]

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