'Okja' reminds us of friendship and factory farming

Film / Reviews Jul 19, 2017

'Okja' reminds us of friendship and factory farming

by Kaori Shoji

Bong Joon-ho's latest film, "Okja," received a four-minute standing ovation at the Cannes Film Festival in May, an about-face reaction from the loud boos heard at the beginning of the screening. Those were likely due to a technical failure that delayed the screening for ...

Could 'Snowpiercer' be Bong's ticket out of Korea?

Film Feb 6, 2014

Could 'Snowpiercer' be Bong's ticket out of Korea?

by Kaori Shoji

There's a scene in the dystopian, post-apocalyptic sci-fi fable "Snowpiercer" that turns the tables on how Western audiences perceive non-English-speaking Asian characters in what is — for all intents and purposes — a Hollywood production. A Korean engineer (played by Song Kang-ho) is revived from ...