Tag: justinchon

GOOK Interview: Producer James Yi Talks Acting, Logistics and That Surprising Title

Recently I had the chance to talk with producer James Yi, speaking on behalf of and with director/writer/actor Justin Chon on their feature film, Gook. After premiering at Sundance (winning the NEXT award), the film won Best Feature, Best Director...

Exclusive Clip From GOOK: It Was Such a Beautiful, Busy, Normal Day, Until...

It was such a beautiful day. In our exclusive clip from Gook, 11-year-old Kamilla (Simone Baker) helps out the brothers Eli (Justin Chon) and Daniel (David So) during a busy day at the shoe store they own. The scene has...

Review: SEOUL SEARCHING, Medicine the World Needs Now

Today, it seems Americans cannot escape the politics of identity. From Caitlyn Jenner to the wage gap to even Rachel Dolezal's complicated and troubling relationship to the hashtag #BLACKLIVESMATTER, each week seems to bring some new story asking Americans: "Who...

Review: 21 AND OVER Makes Binge Drinking A Laughing Matter

Since I didn't go to college and didn't get drunk in my early 20s, some movies are less fathomable to me than others. Case in point: 21 & Over, a mixed-message spiritual cousin to The Hangover, whose writers make their...