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    Sundance Review: ‘Minari’ Is a Delicately Powerful Portrait of a Family

    2020 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL: A deeply personal family story became one of the quieter, lovelier entries this year in Park City when Lee Issac Chung brought his semi-autobiographical film, “Minari,” to audiences this week. Steven Yeun and Han Yeri are Jacob and Monica Yi, a Korean couple who move their two young children, Anne (Noel […] More

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    Interview: Lee Chang-dong on Everyday Mysteries and Economic Inequality in Ardent Thriller ‘Burning’

    Outrageously, South Korea has never been nominated in the Best Foreign Language Film category at the Oscars, nor has the country even made it to the 9-film shortlist since it was implemented. In fairness, however, two of their most acclaimed productions of the last 20 years, Park Chan-wook’s “Oldboy” and “The Handmaiden,” were not selected […] More

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    Film Review: ‘Burning’ Sears a Tragic Tale of Jealousy and Class

    Formerly of Cannes Film Festival esteem and presently South Korea’s submission for “Best Foreign Language Film” at the 2019 Oscars, Lee Chang-dong’s “Burning” is a scorching character drama that singes convention. It combines the internal paranoia of “Hamlet” and the elusive mysteriousness of Alfred Hitchcock’s “Vertigo” with haunting ferocity. Grappling with class frustration, unrequited desire, […] More

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    Film Review: ‘Sorry to Bother You’ is Brilliance Like We’ve Never Seen Before

    It doesn’t happen often, but every once in a while, a film comes along that’s unlike anything you’ve ever seen. Watching “Sorry to Bother You” is an experience like that. It’s much like it must have felt watching an early Charlie Kaufman movie. The sense that this is the first of its kind. Boots Riley‘s […] More

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    Cannes 2018: ‘Burning’ Adored by Jury and Audiences

    The South Korean film, “Burning,” premiered at Cannes to rapturous praise. The film is based on the short story by Haruki Murakami. It is the story of Jong-soo, a part-time deliveryman who, one day, runs into an old neighbor, Hae-mi. She is headed on a trip to Africa and asks him to watch her cat […] More

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    WATCH: Lakeith Stanfield is ‘Sorry to Bother You’ with Official Trailer

    Annapurna Pictures released the official trailer for their upcoming film, “Sorry to Bother You.” The official synopsis reads: In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, telemarketer Cassius Green discovers a magical key to professional success, propelling him into a macabre universe. Lakeith Stanfield stars as Cassius “Cash” Green. He has been busy since his feature […] More

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    WATCH: Sony Releases Teaser of Upcoming Animated Film “The Star”

    Sony Pictures Animation just released a teaser for their upcoming animated holiday film, “The Star.” From the studio: A small but brave donkey named Bo yearns for a life beyond his daily grind at the village mill. One day he finds the courage to break free, and finally goes on the adventure of his dreams. […] More