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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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8 Alternative Monster Movies, From ‘It Follows’ to ‘Rubber’

When “Crawl” opens in theaters this week, Alexandre Aja’s latest film promises to do for alligators what other offbeat horror movies have done for such wacky villains as tires, worms, and tigers. While the monster movie subgenre has long enjoyed scaring up audiences with traditional baddies like zombies, werewolves, vampires, even alien beings and large-scale […]

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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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Bong Joon-ho Pens “A Word Of Pleading” To Cannes Critics About Not Posting ‘Parasite’ Spoilers

It appears that the Russo Brothers have unknowingly started a trend. After the directors of the massive superhero blockbuster “Avengers: Endgame” posted their second letter begging fans to not spoil the film after seeing it in theaters, many thought we reached peak levels of spoiler culture. But alas, the fear of spoilers is even encroaching […]

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Thailand’s ‘Die Tomorrow’ Heads for China Release

“Die Tomorrow,” by Thai filmmaker Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit, is headed for a theatrical release in China. The film is a melancholy reflection on how people spend their last day on earth.The release will be handled by Blue Media Times, a Beijing-based global program provider. Operating since 2008 it has previousy been involved with the release of […]

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