The Scandal of Bong Joon-ho’s Memories of Murder

Let It Read

The tunnel into which the suspect disappears. The tunnel into which the suspect disappears.

There is for me always something elusive about the films of Bong Joon-ho.  They are well-crafted, but do not draw attention to their virtuosity.  They immerse the viewer in a lively and multifarious milieu, but so much so that it is easy for the viewer to take for granted the sophisticated nature of his visual compositions.  Bong makes films that improve with each viewing, which is high praise indeed but also the feature of an arduous task, because it is only with repeated viewings that the subtleties of his style, as well as the complex manner in which he develops his themes, come more fully into notice.  Bong’s form of understatement rewards repetition and rewinding.

Memories of Murder (2003) is based on a real-life series of killings of women that took place in a mostly rural part of Gyeonggi province between 1986 and…

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Close Up : Philip Seymour Hoffman


The late Philip Seymour Hoffman

“There’s a cycle, like life. Birth, excitement, growth, decay. Death”

Lancaster Dodd – The Master (2012)

Shock, itulah kata yang melukiskan perasaan saya kemarin pagi saat kedua teman yang tahu Philip Seymour Hoffman (PSH) adalah aktor favorit saya, mentioned saya link berita kematian PSH. Sulit dipercaya, baru malam sebelumnya saya re-watchBefore The Devil Know You’re Dead dan Doubt (beneran !). Kebetulan? entahlah. PSH baru 46 tahun, fakta bahwa kita tak bisa lagi melihat karyanya di tahun mendatang kecuali beberapa film yang sudah Ia selesaikan termasuk kedua sekuel The Hunger Games, sungguh kehilangan besar bagi dunia perfilman & pecinta film . PSH is the best actor of his generation, bahkan di awal karirnya dengan peran kecil tak seberapa, PSH selalu meninggalkan kesan di hati penonton.

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[TRANS] EXO & Community Service @ Oh my Star News Part ①


▲ EXO, “a commemorative photo with the children.” EXO-K members D.O., Kai, Suho, Chanyeol, Sehun, Baekhyun and EXO-M members Tao, Lay in the afternoon of February 27, were at Seongdong District, Seoul’s Hawangsimni-dong’s Child Welfare Facility “Eden I Ville” volunteering their time to clean bathrooms, cafeterias, play soccer and gonggi with the children, and have a good time.

“Trending Idols” EXO, Here They Become “Uncles”

Precisely a year ago on February 22, 2013, <ohmystar> joined the site of EXO’s community service. And one year later, former rookie EXO made ground as pop music’s trend with “Wolf” and “Growl.” EXO created celebratory stages at various awards ceremonies, and with the singer of the year award, they spent a busy end of the year.

The so-called “risen” idol group has no choice but to change. This is because no matter how much they try to emphasize their intentions and maintain their balance, their…

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