'The Face of Love': Falling for a doppelganger

Film / Reviews Feb 4, 2015

'The Face of Love': Falling for a doppelganger

by Kaori Shoji

Back in the 20th century, there was an unwritten consensus of sorts that actors and actresses over a certain age should not be involved in heavyweight love scenes. But over the last decade, veteran performers have been cast in romantic comedies of all kinds, ...

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 ...