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WHY DON'T YOU JUST DIE! Interview: Kirill Sokolov On His Violent And Fun Apartment Western

Russian director Kirill Sokolov wears his influences on his sleeve in Why Don’t You Just Die!, a revenge tale in which a boyfriend (Matvey, played by Aleksandr Kuznetsov) will try to fulfill his girlfriend’s (Evgeniya Kregzhde as Olya) wish: kill...

NANG: The Best Film Magazine You're Not Reading

The printed word is dead. That’s what we have been told. It’s too expensive, cumbersome and environmentally unfriendly, especially when we have the internet, with its limitless word counts and instantaneous editing functions. Film criticism is dead too. Nobody wants...

BiFan 2017 Review: SUDDENLY IN DARK NIGHT Goes Bump in All the Right Places

From Kim Ki-young's The Housemaid in 1961 all the way to Park Chan-wook's The Handmaiden last year, Korean cinema has delighted in torrid tales of disruptive house servants. Whether as a way to contrast social classes or explore illicit sexuality,...

AnarchyVision: Talking MOONLIGHT, THE HANDMAIDEN and More

In this weekend at the movies chat, I talk about the fantastic Moonlight, Park Chan-Wook's terrific The Handmaiden, the great music doc Oasis: Supersonic and, uh, Inferno....

Exclusive Interview: Talking THE HANDMAIDEN With Park Chan-Wook

For several decades now Park Chan-Wook has been at the forefront of Korean Cinema that’s finding International audiences. His films are often breathtaking and full of bravado, solidifying sensuality and revenge in equal measure to craft works that both thrill...

Cannes 2016 Review: THE HANDMAIDEN, A Breathtaking And Twisted Lesbian Thriller

Following his Hollywood foray Stoker, Park Chan-wook returns to (mostly) home soil for his sumptuous and sensual adaptation of Sarah Waters' Fingersmith. Transposing the novel's setting from Victorian England to 1930s Korea and Japan, when the former was a colony...

Hypnotic & Freaky International Trailer For Park Chan-wook's THE HANDMAIDEN

We've already seen a few promos for Park Chan-wook's Cannes-bound The Handmaiden but this new international trailer really delivers the goods. Hypnotic, weird and gorgeous, the film looks to offer what we love about the flimmaker's style in spades, but...

New Trailer for THE HANDMAIDEN: Secrets and Lies

Three weeks before its world premiere at Cannes, and a week after the first teaser was posted, there's a new, longer trailer for Park Chan-wook's The Handmaiden. While there aren't english subtitles, there is more information to be gleaned as...

Park Chan-wook's Cannes-Bound THE HANDMAIDEN Gets A Teaser

Just a few hours after it was officially announced for the Cannes Film Festival's main competition, CJ Entertainment has dropped the first teaser for Park Chan-wook's The Handmaiden. Starring Ha Jung-woo, Kim Min-hee and newcomer Kim Tae-ri, the lush period...

THE HANDMAIDEN, THE NEON DEMON, AMERICAN HONEY, CAFE SOCIETY And More At Cannes 2016

After a late start, the press conference for the Cannes Film Festival gave cinephiles a treasure-trove of amazing films to be screening at in the main festival next month. There are some familiar faces, such as The Dardenne Brothers, Woody...

Amazon Studios Buys US Rights To Park Chan-wook's THE HANDMAIDEN

Amazon Studios has continued to exert itself in the distribution market with its acquisition of the US rights for The Handmaiden, the new film by Korean director Park Chan-wook. CJ Entertainment sold the US rights, as well as rights to...

AnarchyVision: Talking JACK THE GIANT SLAYER, STOKER, And THE GATEKEEPERS

Back again with another Twitchvision, this time talking about three good movies that came out this week (Jack: The Giant Slayer, Stoker and The Gatekeepers), and trying to pretend that we live in a world where 21 And Over doesn't...

Review: STOKER Triumphs With Beauty And Violence

Stoker is what you've come to expect from Park Chan-wook: A twisted tale of familial obsession, sexual repression, buried histories, and, in the loosest and grimmest sense, self-liberation. Park's uber-violent Vengeance trilogy, and political thriller JSA: Joint Security Area, are...

Hey, Toronto! Win Passes For An Advance Screening Of Park Chan-wook's STOKER!

Park Chan-wook's English language debut Stoker divided audiences when it screened in Sundance - where our Sean Smithson loved it, as did our own Ard Vijn and Peter Van Der Lugt when they caught the European premiere in Rotterdam -...

Meet The STOKER Family In A New Behind The Scenes Featurette

As Stoker's March 1st release date approaches, let this new peek into the twisted members of the family whet your appetite for Park Chan-wook's highly-anticipated English-language debut.  After India's father dies, her Uncle Charlie, who she never knew existed, comes...

Sundance 2013 Review: STOKER Is A Triumph Of Beauty And Violence

Around these parts, a new Park Chan-wook film is an event to be highly anticipated. So I was quite excited to have the chance to see the maestro's latest film, Stoker, his first in English to boot, at Sundance last weekend. His uber-violent...

Park Chan-wook Gets Manic With New STOKER Trailer

Oldboy director Park Chan-wook premiered his English language debut - Stoker - yesterday at the Sundance Film Festival. The film seems to be polarizing audiences in Park City - read Ryland Aldrich's very positive first impression of the film here...

Sundance 2013 First Impression: STOKER Delivers on Director Park's Brand

It's been a long wait for Park Chan-wook's (Oldboy) English language debut, but that wait is finally over. Stoker is here - and boy will Park fans be happy. A highly stylized mystery, the film delivers what the South...

Listen to an Extract from Clint Mansell's Score for Park Chan-wook's STOKER

One film I'm looking forward to in 2013 more than almost any other, is South Korean director Park (Old Boy) Chan-wook's English-language debut, Stoker. Starring Nicole Kidman, Mia Wasikowska and Matthew Goode, it is a dark, brooding, sensual drama that...

Innocence Ends With New Character Poster For Park Chan-wook's STOKER

While the wait continues for the arrival of Oldboy director Park Chan-wook's English language debut we can at least console ourselves with the arrival of a new poster dedicated to Stoker star Mia Wasikowska. The feel is very consistent with...