#OscarSoLocal – We Don’t Need Best International Picture Anymore

Last year, when the┬áParasite press tour was still gaining momentum, writer/director Bong Joon-Ho was asked his opinion of the Academy Awards and, in typical joking fashion, he dismissed the ceremony as "local" and, by extension, not seen as particularly important on the world stage. It's delightful to think that director Bong goaded the Oscars into … Continue reading #OscarSoLocal – We Don’t Need Best International Picture Anymore

Review: Parasite

Director: Bong Joon-Ho Stars: Song Kang-Ho, Lee Sun-Kyun, Cho Yeo-Jeong Throughout his career, writer/director Bong Joon-Ho has been preoccupied with matters of class and entitlement. From the underdog family at the centre of monster-movie riff The Host to the very premise of train-bound sci-fi Snowpiercer. Bong has a penchant for asking us to root for … Continue reading Review: Parasite

Review: Upstream Color

Nine years ago Shane Carruth baffled as many people as he enthralled with his D.I.Y debut Primer, a fiercely intelligent low-budget science fiction piece in which experiments with time travel spiralled down into one another. It was an admirably complex piece of work from a man who was not afraid to pose conundrums or ask … Continue reading Review: Upstream Color