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Bong Joon Ho’s Translator Was Oscar Season’s MVP, Now She’s Writing Her Own Film About Oscar Season

Bong Joon Ho’s Translator Was Oscar Season’s MVP, Now She’s Writing Her Own Film About Oscar Season

If there’s one person who spoke the most during the 92nd Academy Awards ceremony, it was most likely . The 25-year-old took the stage at the Dolby Theater four times in order to translate “” writer-director Bong Joon Ho’s acceptance speeches. Bong was awarded the for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Best International Feature Film, capping where South Korea won its first Oscars ever and the Academy gave Best Picture to a foreign-language film for the first  time in 92 years. Choi has been by Bong’s side since the “Parasite” world premiere at the 2019 Cannes Film...

February 11, 2020
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'Parasite' Makes Oscar History as First South Korean Movie to Win Foreign Film Prize

'Parasite' Makes Oscar History as First South Korean Movie to Win Foreign Film Prize

The Oscar for Best International Feature Film going to Bong Joon Ho’s “” marks a history-making moment for the Academy Awards. “Parasite’s” victory is the first time South Korea has won the International Feature Film category in the history of the Oscars. The category was formerly called Best Foreign Language Film. Bong’s social thriller was the frontrunner to win the International Feature Film Oscar after nabbing six total Oscar nominations this year, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Editing, Best Production Design, and Best Original Screenplay. “Parasite” was the first South...

February 11, 2020
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Joaquin Phoenix Wins Best Actor Oscar for 'Joker,' Sweeping Awards Season in the Process

Joaquin Phoenix Wins Best Actor Oscar for 'Joker,' Sweeping Awards Season in the Process

has won the Academy Award for Best Actor thanks to his acclaimed performance in Todd Phillips’ “.” The revisionist comic book drama stars Phoenix as Arthur Fleck, a social outcast whose shattered dreams of being a hit stand-up comedian lead him down a dark path to becoming the infamous Batman villain. Phoenix’s Oscar makes him the second performer to win an Academy Award for playing the Joker after Heath Ledger, who won the Best Supporting Actor trophy for playing the character in Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight.” “Joker’ received a total of 11 Oscar nominations, including Best Picture...

February 11, 2020
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Brad Pitt Wins Best Supporting Actor Oscar

Brad Pitt Wins Best Supporting Actor Oscar

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February 11, 2020
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Bong Joon Ho Defeats Sam Mendes to Win Best Director Oscar in Nail-Biting Race

Bong Joon Ho Defeats Sam Mendes to Win Best Director Oscar in Nail-Biting Race

Ending a nail-biting derby pitting Bong Joon Ho against for Best Director, the South Korean filmmaker took home the Academy Award on Sunday night for his direction on “Parasite.” While all signs throughout awards season had pointed to Mendes taking home the gold — including wins from the EE BAFTAs, the Directors Guild of America, and the Golden Globes — the love for “Parasite” overpowered the “1917” narrative. Bong’s win for Best Director adds to an already unprecedented set of wins for the film — three in total — which include Best Original Screenplay and Best International Feature. These...

February 11, 2020
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David Lynch Predicts a 'More Spiritual, Much Kinder' World After Quarantine Ends

David Lynch Predicts a 'More Spiritual, Much Kinder' World After Quarantine Ends

is choosing to remain hopeful in these dark times. The “Mulholland Drive” and “” director is quarantining at his home in Los Angeles and told in a new interview he’s spending a lot of time working on projects in his woodshop and, not surprisingly, drinking coffee. “My routine is pretty much the same now as it was before,” Lynch said. “I get up, and I get a coffee. … After that, I meditate and then I go to work.”Work for Lynch right now does not relate to film or television projects. The director said he’s in the middle of building “two wall sconces—two little lamps. It involves lightbulbs,...

April 9, 2020
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'Parasite' Has Monster Streaming Debut and Sets All-Time Hulu Records in One Week

'Parasite' Has Monster Streaming Debut and Sets All-Time Hulu Records in One Week

Bong Joon Ho’s “” is proving to be a streaming monster since making its exclusive debut April 8 on . The streaming giant confirms to IndieWire that in just one week “Parasite” has become the most streamed independent or foreign language film among all titles available on Hulu. Even more impressive, “Parasite” is now the second most-watched movie overall on Hulu ever among titles currently available to stream. What that means is that in one week “Parasite” out-streamed the lifetimes of popular titles such as “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World,” “A Quiet Place,” “Transformers: The...

April 15, 2020
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Matt Reeves Shot 25 Percent of 'The Batman' Before Production Shutdown

Matt Reeves Shot 25 Percent of 'The Batman' Before Production Shutdown

When Warner Bros. shut down production indefinitely on ’ “” in mid March, many comic book fans were left wondering how much of the film the writer-director managed to shoot. Reeves has revealed the answer in a new interview with , saying, “We’re not officially editing right now. We’ve actually shot a quarter of the movie and I have been pouring through dailies, looking at takes, and what’s to come.” That only 25 percent of the film is shot and the production could remain on lockdown for another month or two means the tentpole’s summer 2021 release could be in jeopardy.Reeves said to...

April 10, 2020
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The NBA Is Developing a Streaming Service with Microsoft

The NBA Is Developing a Streaming Service with Microsoft

The is developing a service with as part of a new, multiyear pact between the two entities. The league and Microsoft announced Thursday they are developing a direct-to-consumer service that will include NBA League Pass, the $99.99-per-year subscription service that provides access to out-of-market games. There is no ETA yet on when the service will launch.that the service will feature a tiered rewards system where users can earn “loyalty points” when they watch games, share content, or purchase various content. Those loyalty points could potentially be used to get discounts on perks ranging...

April 17, 2020
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'Parasite' Stuns the Oscars With Game-Changing Best Picture Win Over '1917'

'Parasite' Stuns the Oscars With Game-Changing Best Picture Win Over '1917'

One of the most intense Best Picture races in recent memory has come to an end in history-making fashion: “,” Bong Joon Ho’s critically acclaimed thriller that earned the Cannes Film Festival’s Palme d’Or last May and earned unanimous critical acclaim, has won the Oscar for Best Picture over tough competition from Sam Mendes’ World War I drama “.” The Best Picture win for “Parasite” is the first time a foreign-language drama has won top honors from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which makes Bong’s film a game-changer for the ’ future. “Parasite” made history earlier at the...

February 11, 2020
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