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New York 2018 Review: Emotions Run High in Hong Sangsoo's GRASS

When considering the work of Hong Sangsoo, Grass is not groundbreaking or anything, but itis perhaps more cynical and darker than Hong's other films. Still, the director's human comedy continues with slight variations each time with delicious results.

Toronto 2016 Review: YOURSELF AND YOURS Finds Hong Sang-soo in Wry and Perplexing Mood

Celebrated indie auteur Hong Sang-soo returns to Toronto with his 18th film Yourself and Yours. Once again featuring artists boozing their way through a series of eateries as they lament over their personal woes, his latest work echoes the themes...

Review: RIGHT NOW, WRONG THEN, Gawky Characters and Awkward Conversations Equal Pure Delight

Following Hong Sangsoo's career guarantees for viewers, at the very least, one thing - developing a keen eye for detail. The auteur's films are remarkably similar to one another, from their lecherous male director/professor characters and conversations over bottles of...

Adam Wong And Nick Cheung Bookend Hong Kong Asian Film Festival 2015

One of the biggest events on Hong Kong's film festival calendar - the Hong Kong Asian Film Festival - has revealed its full line-up, which will open on 28 October with She Remembers, He Forgets, the new film from Adam...

Locarno 2015: Golden Leopard Goes To Hong Sangsoo

The 68th Locarno International Film Festival wound to a close yesterday and offered its top prize to a Korean film for the first time, in what was a strong night overall for Asian features. Two years after picking up the...

Locarno 2015 Review: RIGHT NOW, WRONG THEN, Stars Shine In Classic Hong Sangsoo

Following Hong Sangsoo's career guarantees for viewers, at the very least, one thing - developing a keen eye for detail. The auteur's films are remarkably similar to one another, from their lecherous male director/professor characters and conversations over bottles of...

Venice 2014 Review: HILL OF FREEDOM Proves A Pleasant But Slight Slice From Hong Sangsoo

It's easy to accuse Hong Sangsoo of doing the same thing over and over again as each of his films revisit the same themes with similar characters, situations and locations. Such a reading can easily miss the point of his...

FICUNAM 2014 News: Full Lineup Revealed, With Miyazaki's THE WIND RISES As Opening Film

The lineup of FICUNAM 2014 is ready and things will kick off on February 27 with the Mexican premiere of one of the most anticipated films of the year: the final feature by animation master Miyazaki Hayao, The Wind Rises....

Vancouver 2013 Review: OUR SUNHI Floats Across The Screen

I always hesitate when reviewing a film by a prolific director whom I am mostly unfamiliar with, especially one with plenty of dedicated followers and specialists. Such is the case with South Korea's Hong Sang-soo, who typically pumps out two...

KOFFIA 2012 Review: Hong Sang-soo's THE DAY HE ARRIVES

As far as the critical discourse of Korean cinema goes, few filmmakers have a more commanding presence than Hong Sang-soo, whose flowing narratives often feel like chapters in the same grand story. In a sense, his body of work reminds...

KOFFIA 2012 Review: Hong Sang-soo's IN ANOTHER COUNTRY

In Another Country was one of two films showed during the opening night of the 3rd Korean Film Festival in Australia (KOFFIA), here we revisit my review from earlier this year.Quick disclaimer before barreling on with my discussion of Hong...

Review: IN ANOTHER COUNTRY

Quick disclaimer before barreling on with my discussion of Hong Sang-soo's latest: This is the first film I've seen in a theater since my move to Korea and I saw it without subtitles and it must be said that my...

Cannes 2011: Hong Sang Soo is Going Backwards with THE DAY HE ARRIVES Trailer

South Korean director Hong Sang Soo is a bit of an acquired taste; one that I've certainly acquired over the past five years of regular festival entries. His relationship-and-drinking dramas are not big on plot, but live and die on body language...

TIFF 09: LIKE YOU KNOW IT ALL Review

A new start. A fresh new start is all it takes. Like voices brimming inside our souls, adamant to explode out in the open and be revealed for everyone to listen, such instincts can be very alluring, some of the...