Tag Archives: Bong Joon-ho

July 08

Okja

One of the exceptional aspects of Bong Joon-Ho’s latest film Okja is not in how it humanizes a pig, but rather how it makes one reflect on humanity. On the surface, wears the clothes of a traditional child and her pet adventure story. However, underneath there is a fast-paced, and emotionally enriching, tale that confidently […]

April 10

Changing Reels Ep. 16 – Memories of Murder

Two vastly different cops are tasked with trying to solve Korea’s first serial murder case ever in Bong Joon-ho’s 2003 film Memories of Murder. A visually captivating crime drama that festers in one’s mind, the film’s blend of mystery and dark comedy will keep you on the edge of your seats. In discussing the film, […]

May 08

The Auteurs: Bong Joon-ho

One of the figures of the Korean New Wave movement in the late 1990s/early 2000s, Bong Joon-ho is a filmmaker that is known for making dark films that defy convention. Never wanting to be pigeonholed as a filmmaker, Bong continually challenges himself by tackling various genres. His films always manage to offer some glimmer of […]

August 19

The Auteurs: Leos Carax

One of the important filmmakers to emerge from France in the 1980s, Leos Carax is someone who plays by his own rules. A student of the French New Wave, Carax infuses his own sensibilities into films that explore the notion of love and connection in very unique ways. His fearlessness towards tackling different genres, along […]

August 08

Snowpiercer

Lamenting the lack of originality in film has become a popular pastime for many over the last couple of years. Despite the constant outcries for something new, the fact of the matter is that most people want what is comfortable and familiar. It is why films such as Snowpiercer and Enemy must settle for a […]

October 22

Toronto After Dark Review: Doomsday Book

Doomsday Book is an anthology film from the minds of famed South Korean directors Kim Jee-woon (I Saw the Devil) and Yim Pil-sung (Hansel & Gretel). The film consists of three unique stories that all explore all the possible fall of mankind. Splitting up the duties behind the camera Yim handles the bookend segments while […]