OSCARS: Bong Joon-Ho crowned King of the World

"1917" by Sam Mendes was among the favorites. The film went home with a "Best visual effects" Oscar

Tonight in Hollywood, and across the globe, it's all about "Parasite." “Parasite” by the Korean director Bong Joon-Ho, netted four Academy Awards on Sunday, winning in the Best Film, Best Director (Bong Joon-ho), Best Foreign Film and Best Screenplay categories. What a winning streak! Joon-Ho made history, too, in the process. This is the first time that a non-English-language film won for Best ... more >


OKJA, a Netflix premiere, delivers a bleak message couched in entertaining fiction

From the director of 2013's "Snowpiercer"
Seo-Hyun Ahn, Tilda Swinton and Steven Yeun
Directed by Bong Joon Ho

Can we fight evil? Save our lovely planet from ghouls such as Monsanto and other purveyors of various poisons into GMO plants and animals? Can the good people win? Can we save the human race while preventing our animals from being seen only in terms of sirloin or chops? Such is the theme of “Okja,” a Netlix film streaming on the video channel (and causing much distress at the recent Cannes film ... more >


Cannes Festival, OKJA, a children’s tale loaded with adult-like problems

Plan B Entertainment, Lewis Pictures and Kate Street Picture Company in association with Netflix
Tilda Swinton, An Seo Hyun and Steven Yeun
Directed by Bong Joon ho

Watching Bong Joon Ho’s “Okja” made me wish I was ten years old again, and I don’t mean this with irony. "Okja" is brilliantly entertaining, but it would likely be better enjoyed by someone who’s very young, in spite of the several adult-size questions the film raises, in passing. In preparing to offer him the role of Johnny Wilcox (a white, more flamboyant version of Brian Fellow from SNL’s ... more >