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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
By  |  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
By PETER KEOUGH  |  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
By BRETT MICHEL  |  December 11, 2009

Review: Thirst

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
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 21, 2009

Seoul mates

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
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 29, 2008

Better transformers

Maine film buffs have it tough.
MIFF 10 honors cinema’s past and future
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  July 11, 2007


Separate souls

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
By BRETT MICHEL  |  January 23, 2007

Lady Vengeance

In the final installment of his “vengeance” trilogy, Park Chan-wook provokes you to stare even deeper into the abyss.
Park's unsettling vision
By BRETT MICHEL  |  June 07, 2006