Written by Michael Clawson "“Walk Up” shows Hong bending the form in Buñuelian fashion once again, this time for a story centered around the inhabitants of a single apartment building. It is Hong’s most structurally complex effort in years..."… Continue reading.
Written by Michael Clawson "In hindsight, “Hotel by the River” appears to have marked a slight turning point in Hong Sang-soo’s filmography. While his charmingly unadorned visual style is as recognizable as ever in..."… Continue reading.
Written by Michael Clawson 80/100 “Even when you’re with me, it doesn’t feel like you’re with me,” Eun-joo says to her husband, Heung-joo, near the end of Jang Woo-Jin’s spellbinding Winter’s Night. A late-middle-aged married couple who we meet as … Continue reading.
Written by Michael Clawson 90/100 A 21st century spin on Rohmer’s Rendezvous in Paris, with the cinematic ingenuity of Hong Sang-soo, and an enchantingly light interpretation of Sirkian melodrama. Contrasting with Happy Hour, which had the sweep of an epic novel, Wheel … Continue reading.
Written by Michael Clawson 80/100 Ask some people, and they’ll tell you that Amalia Ulman, the writer, director and co-star of El Planeta, might already have a masterpiece under her belt. A visual and web artist known in the art … Continue reading.
Written by Patrick Hao 71/100 Another year means another entry in Hong Sang-soo’s ever expanding oeuvre. In Front of Your Face is a sparse feature that, like most of Hong’s films, lulls the viewer into a sense of malaise to … Continue reading.
"I believe that as much as you influence your film, the film also influences you. You think you are in control but then things happen that you didn’t anticipate. That’s cinema, and you need to be open and listen to … Continue reading.
Written by Taylor Baker 75/100 "Are we going to make a Hong Sang-soo film?" Moon played by Chui Mai Tan asks Pete Teo's Roger Woo. The intended director and writer of her next film, and seemingly her long time collaborator, … Continue reading.
Written by Taylor Baker 55/100 We’ve grown accustomed to a certain type of spectacle propaganda film coming out of East and Southeast Asia in the last 10-15 years. Slowly the ante for such films from China has increased alongside it’s … Continue reading.
“In contradiction and paradox, you can find truth.”Denis Villeneuve Links: Apple Podcasts | Castbox | Google Podcasts | LibSyn | Spotify | Stitcher | YouTube On Episode 107 of Drink in the Movies Michael and Taylor discuss their Most Anticipated … Continue reading.