Another wild ride from Bong Joon-ho, the talented writer/director best known for his monster movie The Host but also the helmer of the equally impressive detective thriller Memories of Murder. This is, to some extent, a return to the mystery genre for Bong, starring Kim Hye-ja in a go-for-broke performance as an older woman in a smallish Korean town whose… read more!
Movies Directed by Bong Joon-ho (in alphabetical order)
A lower class Korean family is struggling to make ends meet. When the teenage son suddenly lands a cushy job as an English tutor for a rich girl, his inner con artist comes out and he hatches an elaborate plan: One by one, he will get the rich girl's gullible parents to fire their son's art tutor, then their chauffeur,… read more!
After seeing the difficulties his countrymen had with their own English language debuts – Kim Jee-woon's reviled Schwarzenegger vehicle The Last Stand and Park Chan-wook's divisive Stoker (fine direction, lousy script) – it's no wonder why Korean auteur Bong Joon-ho fought his American distributor Harvey Weinstein for a full year in order to retain final cut over this, his own… read more!
I'm rather surprised at the limp reception this film has received in the US. Just look at those directors: Gondry won millions of fans with his inventive music videos and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Carax has more of a cult following, thanks to his extravagant features Lovers on the Bridge and Pola X. And Bong made a big… read more!