“Mother”: Bong Joon-ho’s Quietest yet Most Devastating Movie

Bong Joon-ho is one of Korea’s most prolific and accomplished filmmakers. He is most well known for his big-budget English-language films, e.g., “Snowpiercer” (2013) and “Okja” (2017), but his Korean-language movies are what I consider to be his most interesting and grounded

“Wildlife” Emerges as One of the Year’s Best

A 1960s Montana family burns to the ground in Paul Dano’s masterful directorial debut. Dano is best known as an actor (“There Will Be Blood”, “Little Miss Sunshine”) with an innocent face that juxtaposes against his rather sad and weary eyes, which

“Halloween” Is Back From the Dead

“Halloween,” the direct sequel to the 1978 original, offers more of the same punky, slashy entertainment under new creative hands who have a clear love and understanding for what made its predecessor so effective and influential. But what it lacks in originality,

“The Handmaiden”: Deception, Sensuality, Masterpiece

“The Handmaiden” is a 2016 Korean film by Park Chan-wook that premiered internationally at Cannes Film Festival, where it was highly anticipated and met with resounding critical acclaim. Many consider Park Chan-wook to be the filmmaker who put Korean cinema on the