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Shadow of the Master: Park Chan-wook
Park Chan-wook, whose Korean films Oldboy , Thirst , and others have earned him cult status in the West, acknowledges the similarities between his first Hollywood movie, Stoker , and Alfred Hitchcock's Shadow of a Doubt . Call it an homage, since a
Outside the frame
| February 23, 2013
The Bong show
You have to wonder whether there's something in the drinking water in Korea that's caused the country to spawn so many prolific, inventive new filmmakers — directors like Park Chan-wook ( Oldboy , Thirst ) and Bong Joon-ho.
Korea's hottest new director comes to the HFA
| February 26, 2010
Blu Christmas . . . without DVD
Ah, yes: the most wonderful time of the year, tinged with muddy snow and the creeping darkness of our most recent Depression.
Kick your films into hi-def this season with those other shiny silver discs
| December 11, 2009
Some amazing images in the first hour of Park Chan-wook's film promise the equal of his Old Boy — such as when a priest bandaged like the Invisible Man descends a flight of stairs to a throng of worshippers.
Park Chan-wook's latest gets a little messy
| August 21, 2009
Korean filmmakers reinvent Hollywood genres and conventions much the way their Asian counterparts do, but my sense is that they tend to put everything in a broader context.
The films of Lee Chang-dong
| April 29, 2008
Maine film buffs have it tough.
MIFF 10 honors cinema’s past and future
| July 11, 2007
If you were lucky enough to have experienced “Visions from the South: Korean Cinema 1960–2005” a couple of years back, then you’re already aware of some of the world-class auteurs hailing from Northeast Asia.
Korean gender distinctions at the MFA
| January 23, 2007
In the final installment of his “vengeance” trilogy, Park Chan-wook provokes you to stare even deeper into the abyss.
Park's unsettling vision
| June 07, 2006
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