Bong Joon-ho

Oscars to Invite More Voters for Foreign Language Nominees, Allow International Streaming (Exclusive)

Second phase of voting will now be open to hundreds more members, with international members getting a special break<p>A few weeks after announcing …

Award Shows

Busan Facetime: Actor Choi Woo-shik Looks to Make a Hollywood Leap

South Korean actor Choi Woo-shik’s career spans indies (“Set Me Free”) to hit mainstream films (“Train to Busan”) to international productions (“In …

The 27 best scary movies on Netflix

It’s time to dive into the best horror movies currently on Netflix.<p>With Halloween around the corner, we’ve come up with the best on the streaming giant so you can enjoy the rest of the month scaring the heck out of yourself and your friends.<p>Check out the 27 scary movies below.<p><i>Note: Numerous Netflix</i> …

Horror Movies

13 Of Netflix's Best Horror Movies To Watch On Friday The 13th

I've basically seen every horror movie on Netflix, so you are in very good hands this Friday the 13th. I'm like the most specific film scholar.<p>Now, …

Hollywood Elitists Furious That Netflix Plays By Their Rules To Win Film Awards

Recently a few hundred members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences held what is said to be a rare members-only meeting. This …

Conservative View

The 12 Best Horror Movies You Can Stream Right Now, From 'Carrie' to 'The Shining'

Whether or not the horror genre is a regular part of your film-watching diet, it’s hard to make it through the Halloween season without being forced …

Horror Movies

A Brief History of All the [Expletives] Netflix Doesn’t Give About Its Original Movies

By Matthew Monagle Nobody can explain Netflix’s ‘hands off’ approach better than the filmmakers who worked with the streaming giant.It’s now been a …

Netflix

2018 Oscar predictions: Netflix looking to break through with Sundance sensation ‘Mudbound’

Emmy powerhouse Netflix releases its Oscar contenders on the same day in both theaters and online. It took that same approach in 2015 with the …

Award Shows

VIFF's Dragons and Tigers series established Vancouver as cinematic Gateway to Asia

Craig TakeuchiEast is East and West is West and the twain have been meeting at VIFF’s Dragons and Tigers series for close to three decades. Actually, …

VIFF 2017: First week of special presentations brings a martial arts epic, a superpig, and a grouchy old artist

StaffVery big rooms, very big screens, and some very big guests. The first week of special presentations at VIFF this year is a doozy for authentic …

Movies

VIFF 2017: It's world class or bust at this year’s Vancouver International Film Festival

Did you know that the “spring mix” triggered the explosive growth of the organic-food movement?<p>East is East and West is West and the twain have been …

Silicon Valley (TV Series)

Vancouver Week in Widescreen: Ada for Mayor and Sherlock Jr.

StaffAttention, Vancouver. Ada For MayorHousing-rights activist Ada Colau weathered the abuses of mainstream politics (including attempted sabotage …

TV

Hollywood’s favorite pop star right now is the late folk music legend John Denver

Forget Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift. The biggest pop star of 2017 is John Denver, the country folk singer-songwriter who died 20 years ago.<p>Denver’s iconic music has already been featured in five different major Hollywood films this year: <i>Free Fire</i>; <i>Alien: Covenant</i>; <i>Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul</i>;</i> …

Movies

'Wonderstruck' Trailer: Gorgeous, Tragic New York Tale Set in Two Eras (Video)

Todd Haynes’ follow-up to “Carol” is based on Brian Selznick’s acclaimed 2011 illustrated novel about two deaf children<p>Amazon Studios has released a …

Entertainment

Discover the 5 Films Wes Anderson, Lynn Ramsay, Bong Joon-Ho, Isabelle Huppert and David Lowery Picked for their Cinematheque

A couple of months ago I accidentally stumbled upon a site that has become one of my favorite filmmaking sites since; Le CineMa Club. Le CineMa Club …

Filmmaking

The 18 best Netflix original movies of all time, according to critics

<b>The INSIDER Summary:</b><p><b>Netflix has released some impressive original movies.</b>• <b><br>The highest rated of the bunch is "Tramps" with a score of 95% on Rotten Tomatoes.</b>• <b><br>"Deidra and Laney Rob a Train" and "Win it All" round out the top 3.</b><p><b>Netflix</b> continues to be a rock-solid tour de force in the world of modern …

Netflix

Get in on South Korean cult horror cinema

Get in on South Korean cult horror cinema<p>Six features into his career, South Korean film-maker Bong Joon-ho has made what he calls his “very first …

South Korea

Bong Joon Ho's Keys to Greatness Give You Reason to Relax

The biggest lesson we took away from the director's masterclass? Don't force the issue.<p>The Toronto International Film Festival continued today, with …

Filmmaking

Movie Review: "Okja" (2017)

Image Source<p><b>Movie</b>: "Okja"<p><b>Director</b>: Bong Joon-ho <b><br>Year</b>: 2017 <b><br>Rating</b>: TV-MA <b><br>Running Time</b>: 1 hour, 58 minutes<p><i>The Mirando corporation has developed a</i> …

Movies

What is the Incentive for Netflix to Offer Quality Entertainment?

Netflix might be fine delivering middling content now, but the company needs to think about the subscribers of the future.<p>Despite what their own …

Netflix

Horror Movie Magic: The CGI that has made films even scarier

Until relatively recently, horror movies were the domain of practical creature effects. It wasn’t until the mid-1990s that the power of CG and …

Animation

VIFF organizers won’t let Toronto’s stars dim festival’s shine

The executive director of the Vancouver International Film Festival says with some resignation that she is used to hearing the question: How come the Vancouver event never matches the stars and red-carpet quotient of its Toronto counterpart, the Toronto International Film Festival?<p>Filmmaker …

TV

Filming in Vancouver: You Me Her, Colony, Bong Joon-ho, and more

The polyromcom You Me Her launches into production on its third season.<p>While it’s back to school for most of the city, a bunch of TV and film …

19 movies released before awards season the Oscars shouldn’t forget

Including everything from superhero movies (Wonder Woman) to tiny indies (The Big Sick) to whatever A Cure for Wellness is.<p>It’s September, which brings the end of summer, yes, but also the start of the “prestige” film season and Hollywood’s long, long awards circuit. As you read this, the Venice, …

Award Shows

The 25 Best Performances Not Nominated for an Oscar in the 21st Century, From Kristen Stewart to Andy Serkis

And the Oscar doesn't go to...<p>Awards aren’t everything, but no one ever complained about having their hard work recognized. Consider that the impetus …

Andy Serkis

Commentary: In race for supremacy, Netflix is missing one thing — an identity

Netflix is well on its way to having it all. In its quest to replace the old means of watching TV and going to the movies, the streaming behemoth — …

Netflix

The 10 best films of the summer

Be honest: It was a lousy summer for movies.

Movies

'Death Note' Is A Terrible Film, For Reasons That Are Problematic For Netflix

Last weekend was a pretty grim frame for new theatrical releases. It was the worst total for the top 12 releases since right after the 9/11 attacks in 2001, and that was mostly due to the lack of major newbies. When you offer <i>Leap</i>, <i>Birth of the Dragon</i> and <i>All Saints</i> as your main attractions, folks …

Warner Bros

The 10 best films of the summer

Be honest: It was a lousy summer for movies.<p>Over and above all the palaver about box office and Rotten Tomatoes and who’s to blame for what, the …

Movies

Kate Winslet, Steven Spielberg, Bob Dylan Added to New York Film Festival Lineup

NYFF will also screen four new films from “Shoah” director Claude Lanzmann<p>The 2017 New York Film Festival has added a conversation with Kate Winslet, …

Entertainment