Bong Joon-ho
Features // 5 Articles
Columns // 1 Articles
Reviews // 7 Articles
Blogs // 2 Articles

The Best Films of 2010
11 Jan 2011 // 3:00 PM

Among this year's winners include a fake documentary, a comedy about Jihad, a vampire story NOT dealing with tacky tween romance, a haunting hillbilly noir, and an elegant tale about clones. Not necessarily the usual cinematic suspects.

The Best Female Film Performances of 2010
4 Jan 2011 // 3:00 PM

The ladies really lit up the big screen, delivering the kind of brilliant acting work that makes picking a mere 20 that much more difficult, let alone unearthing a clear number one.


Mama Said Knock You Out: An Interview with Mother Director Bong Joon-ho
11 Mar 2010 // 3:00 PM

Korea has quickly become a hot spot for some of the most engaging female film performances in the world. This reputation is only bolstered by Kim Hye-ja's sharp turn as the resourceful Mother.


‘Snowpiercer’ Encapsulates Class Warfare In a High-Speed Train
28 Oct 2014 // 8:10 PM

By compressing its revolutionary struggle into such a tightly compressed and void-encircled space, Bong Joon-Ho’s evocative post-apocalyptic actioner becomes furiously kinetic but metaphorically overburdened.

'Barking Dogs Never Bite' Left Me Growling
4 Aug 2010 // 3:57 PM

An unemployed grad student with a pregnant wife takes extreme action against a dog that has made his life hell -- a decision that comes to haunt him.


Train in Vain: 'Snowpiercer'
27 Jun 2014 // 12:00 AM

This is a terrific, dark dystopian nightmare mixed with flashes of Terry Gilliam-esque absurdity and the filmmaker's own fractured frame of reference.

Tokyo! (2008): Blu-ray
21 Jun 2009 // 4:00 AM

A foreboding metropolis that chews up young people, relegating their dreams to a distant memory within servitude and sacrifice. A society so strapped by tradition

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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