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Bong Joon-Ho Unveiling Black & White Version Of 'Mother' At Mar Del Plata Film Festival

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 19, 2013 9:01 AM
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As we continue to wait for his battle with The Weinstein Company over the cut of "Snowpiercer" to be resolved, Bong Joon-Ho isn't sitting idly by waiting for Harvey to call. Instead, he's boarded a plane and headed to Argentina where the filmmaker is sitting on the international competition jury of the Mar Del Plata International Film Festival, but he isn't just there to watch movies. The director will also have a retrospective program of his films with "Barking Dogs Never Bite," "The Host" and "Memories of Murder" all set to screen, with another one of his movies getting a unique makeover.

My Favorite Films Of 2010: Drew Taylor

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • January 5, 2011 10:31 AM
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2010 was a year which initially seemed quite bleak and like all things over-emphasized for dramatic effect, picked up drastically before everything was said and done. Thematically, the most arresting films investigated the line between imagination and reality, from Leonardo DiCaprio battling his very literal demons in a pair of dreamworld thrillers ("Inception," which charted here, and Martin Scorsese's gorgeous trifle "Shutter Island," which did not) to Natalie Portman's Grand Guignol psychological breakdown in "Black Swan," to Woody's self-delusion in "Toy Story 3" and Scott Pilgrim's videogame-enhanced brawling in "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World." (We also can't forget James Franco, as a pinned mountaineer, talking to an imaginary television audience in "127 Hours.") Even "The Social Network," arguably the most straightforward film on this list, was structured with reality butting up against stylized self-myth-making, as a trio of stories on the formation of Facebook collided loudly. 2010, as far as movies were concerned, started out as a nightmare and ended up as a dream.

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