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Hong Sang-soo’s ‘Day After’ gets mixed reviews at Cannes

Hong Sang-soo’s “The Day After” received both enthusiastic and mild responses from critics following its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival Monday, prompting whispers of the film’s chance at th...

Updated : 2017.05.23 14:01

‘Okja’ challenges ‘capitalism’ of meat production

Bong Joon-ho is no stranger to controversy, having poked fun at the government, military, social classes and discrimination through his previous works. Now the acclaimed director is in the hot seat ...

Updated : 2017.05.21 14:49

Bong Joon-ho's 'Okja' receives standing ovation at Cannes

South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho's "Okja" has premiered at the Cannes Film Festival with the filmmaker getting a four-minute standing ovation. The new film from the "Snowpiercer" director tells t...

Updated : 2017.05.20 10:13

‘Okja,’ ‘Merciless’ rattled in both Cannes, Korea

Two of the five Korean films screening at this year’s Cannes Film Festival have found themselves embroiled in a scandal, both in and out of the country. “Okja” is caught in a clash between its pr...

Updated : 2017.05.19 18:21

Hitch halts controversial Netflix film’s Cannes premiere

CANNES, France, (AFP) -- The premiere of the first of two controversial Netflix movies at the Cannes film festival had to be stopped Friday amid whistles and jeers when the curtain malfunctioned hidi...

Updated : 2017.05.19 18:14

[Box Office] Movies in theaters this week

The Merciless (Korea) Opened May 17 Crime, action. Directed by Byun Sung-hyun Jae-ho (Seol Kyung-gu) is the maniacal head of a drug smuggling operation. While behind bars, he befriends Hyun-soo (...

Updated : 2017.05.19 11:07

[Movie Review] ‘The Wall’ asks tough questions about the nature of war but can’t quite connect

“The Wall,” a story of two American soldiers facing off against an unseen Iraqi adversary, is a men-at-war story more interesting than you might imagine. But not interesting enough. Bringing to mi...

Updated : 2017.05.19 11:04

[Movie Review] More thoughtful thrills in the ‘Alien’ universe

The “Alien” franchise has always been battleground for the philosophical and physical tussles for dominance between human, alien and artificial intelligence. While “Alien” set up the themes, char...

Updated : 2017.05.19 11:03

[Herald Review] Still, always in mourning for Roh Moo-hyun

In the ending scene of the upcoming documentary “Our President,” a man walks around the streets of Busan, shaking people’s hands and introducing himself: “My name is Roh Moo-hyun. I’ll work hard...

Updated : 2017.05.18 18:07

Korean stars headed to Cannes

With a total of five Korean films invited to the Cannes Film Festival, which opened Wednesday, a handful of Korean directors and movie stars are set to walk the event’s red carpet in the coming days...

Updated : 2017.05.18 17:33

[Herald Interview] Im Si-wan didn’t know how dark he could go

Im Si-wan is among the few Korean entertainers who have completed their transition from K-pop singer into actor, but the 28-year-old is careful not to overestimate himself or his sensibilities. The...

Updated : 2017.05.14 15:32

[Box Office] Movies in theaters this week

Alien: Covenant (US) Opened May 9 Sci-fi, thriller. Directed by Ridley Scott The Covenant is a gigantic colony ship carrying thousands of colonists and embryos in hypersleep, bound for a new remo...

Updated : 2017.05.12 10:55

[Movie Review] Laura Poitras zeroes in on Julian Assange and WikiLeaks in the elusive, unsettling ‘Risk’

Laura Poitras’ “Risk” is hardly the first feature film to take on Julian Assange, the elfin WikiLeaks mastermind who has spent the past decade exposing powerful secrets and cultivating his notorie...

Updated : 2017.05.12 10:52

[Movie Review] ‘Snatched’ is a huge disappointment

The promising young writer Katie Dippold, who wrote “The Heat” and “Ghostbusters,” strikes out with her third feature, “Snatched.” This mother-daughter kidnapping comedy starring Amy Schumer an...

Updated : 2017.05.12 10:51

Actress Kim Ok-bin hopes to do justice to female action scenes in ‘Villainess’

“The Villainess” actress Kim Ok-bin said she felt a heavy sense of responsibility as the heroine of an action-filled film. “I felt like I had to do a good job in order for people to invest more i...

Updated : 2017.05.11 18:05