• Academy Awards Feb 19, 2020

    Bong Happy ‘Parasite' Succeeded Despite Disparity It Showed

    “Parasite” director Bong Joon-ho says the biggest pleasure the film brought to him is its success despite his explicit portrayal of wealth disparity in modern society.

  • Oscars Feb 16, 2020

    ‘Parasite' Director Bong Greeted by Applause in Return to South Korea

    Director Bong Joon-ho smiled and waved at a waiting crowd on Sunday as he arrived home in South Korea, his first trip back since he won four Oscars for his movie “Parasite,” including the award for Best Picture. The crowd clapped and cheered as Bong walked out of the arrivals gate at Incheon International Airport. “It’s been a long...

  • Canada Oct 14, 2019

    ‘Joker' Tops Box Office Again, Beats ‘Addams Family'

    The first weekend was no fluke: “Joker” is a hit. The R-rated comic book villain origin story had a phenomenal second weekend at the box office, topping the charts once more over newcomers such as the animated “The Addams Family” and the Will Smith action pic “Gemini Man.” Warner Bros. said Sunday that “Joker” added an estimated $55 million from...

  • director Jun 3, 2019

    A Diminished ‘Godzilla' Still Bests ‘Rocketman,' ‘Ma'

    The latest iteration of the Godzilla franchise took over the top spot from “Aladdin” and roared louder than Elton John at the weekend box office, but it still left a notably smaller footprint on North American theaters than its city-wrecking predecessors. “Godzilla: King of the Monsters,” Warner Bros. and Legendary Entertainment’s sequel to 2014’s “Godzilla,” was brought down to size...

  • President May 26, 2019

    Fanning Says She's Been Transformed by Cannes Experience

    Elle Fanning, the youngest juror ever at the Cannes Film Festival, said she’s been transformed by her experience at the French festival. The 21-year-old actresses’ jury service came to an end Saturday with the Cannes closing ceremony. She wanted the festival to keep going. “I didn’t know how I would come out of this experience. I do feel like I...

  • Netflix May 26, 2019

    Bong d'Or: Korean Director Wins Cannes' Top Prize

    South Korean director Bong Joon-ho’s raucous social satire “Parasite,” about a poor family of hustlers who find jobs with a wealthy family, won the Cannes Film Festival’s top award, the Palme d’Or, on Saturday. The win for “Parasite” marks the first Korean film to ever win the Palme. In the festival’s closing ceremony, jury president Alejandro Inarritu said the choice...

  • United States Jun 28, 2017

    Young Girls Are Taking on Starring Roles as Action Heroes in Films, TV

    From the murderous Laura in “Logan” to the mysterious Eleven in “Stranger Things” to the audacious determination of Mija in “Okja,” opening Wednesday, powerful young girls are starring in mainstream action fare like never before. It means girls don’t have to look to grown up heroes like Katniss Everdeen in “The Hunger Games” or Rey in “Star Wars: The Force...

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