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

The Best Films of 2010
11 Jan 2011 // 4:00 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 // 4:00 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 // 4:00 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 // 9:10 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 // 4:57 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 // 1:00 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 // 5:00 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

Con Brio: The Best New Live Band in America?

// Notes from the Road

"There’s a preciousness to McCarter and the rest of the mostly young band. You want to freeze the moment, to make sure they are taking it all in too. Because it’s going to change.

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