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Thursday, August 6 2009

Blood Work: Park Chan-wook Revamps a Western Myth

Korean director Chan-wook's killer new action-dramadey borrows heavily from Emile Zola's Therese Raquin, successfully setting it apart from the current proliferation of watered-down vampire stories.


Reviews

Tuesday, August 4 2009

Thirst (Bakjwi)

Full of ache and desire, Tae-ju seems the ultimate embodiment of the title of Park Chan-wook's new film, Thirst (Bakjwi).


Monday, November 21 2005

Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002)

The film's sheer volume of vengeance is so great, pacing so deliberate, and confrontations so inevitable, that the experience is not unlike watching the climax of a film noir stretched out over 90 minutes.


Thursday, September 29 2005

Oldboy (2003)

Oldboy feels more like an existential drama by Ingmar Bergmann than a brainless action bloodbath.


Blogs

Thursday, March 21 2013

'Stoker': Flaws in the Family

Stoker is a mystery where the means justify the ends, where even the most cynical viewer will stand up and take notice of where this particular filmmaker is taking us.


Monday, March 18 2013

Best Supporting Actress, Nicole Kidman in 'Stoker'

Nicole Kidman’s Evie is a combination of a supporting Hitchcock character, with a Tennessee Williams character as imagined by Ingmar Bergman. Oscar!


Friday, March 8 2013

Bad Blood and Honky Tonk Bars: The Cast and Filmmakers Behind 'Stoker'

PopMatters reports from the Stoker press day and speaks to director Park Chan-wook and actors Mia Wasikowska and Matthew Goode about the making of the film...


Tuesday, June 15 2010

With a Capital 'V': The Vengeance Trilogy (Blu-ray)

The way in which wrongs are rights, rights are wronged, and all the permutations in between are approached makes the Vengeance Trilogy a classic of its own design.


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