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Bong Joon-ho Checks Into Criterion Collection, Lists 10 Favorite Films (VIDEO)

"Snowpiercer" director Bong Joon-ho's brainy bunch of ten favorite Criterion Collections titles runs the gamut from the canonical to the obscure to the cultish.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • July 10, 2014 3:08 PM
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Behind Weinsteins' Three Weekend Winners: Surprising 'Snowpiercer,' 'Begin Again' & 'Yves St. Laurent'

This weekend belongs to The Weinstein Company, which opened three films: John Carney's original musical "Begin Again," Radius's rave-reviewed Bong Joon-ho actioner "Snowpiercer," and fashion biopic "Yves St. Laurent." Could TWC have done even better with "Snowpiercer"?
  • By Tom Brueggemann
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  • June 29, 2014 4:29 PM
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SCREEN TALK EPISODE 3: 'Transformers' vs. 'Snowpiercer,' the State of Hollywood & More Finke

Indiewire's New York critic Eric Kohn and I hit Skype again to debate movies and the state of Hollywood. Does "Transformers" represent what's wrong with the movie industry today?
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • June 27, 2014 1:57 PM
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Welcome to Screen Talk, Indiewire's New Weekly Podcast, with New Co-Host

Some of you may remember Oscar Talk, an awards-focused podcast I did for some years with In Contention's Kris Tapley. We said goodbye to that after the last Oscars, and now I'm starting up again with a new podcast, Screen Talk, and new producer and sparring partner, Indiewire's New York-based critic Eric Kohn.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • June 13, 2014 1:32 PM
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WATCH: Blood and Pain Abound in New, NSFW Red Band Trailer for Bong Joon-ho's 'Snowpiercer'

A new Red Band trailer has dropped for Korean director Bong Joon-ho's dystopian sci-fi entry "Snowpiercer," which finally hits theaters on June 27 via RADiUS-TWC.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • May 9, 2014 1:42 PM
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'Snowpiercer' to Open the 2014 Los Angeles Film Festival

The 2014 Los Angeles Film Festival will open with Bong Joon-ho’s “Snowpiercer” on June 11.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 1, 2014 2:13 PM
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Review: International Cut of Bong Joon-ho's 'Snowpiercer' a Visually Poetic and Badass Sci-Fi Thriller

I was in Paris for a few days over the winter holidays and made a point of seeking out Bong Joon-ho’s “Snowpiercer,” still playing in a few theaters around the city (read: this is the non-Weinstein cut of the film). The short story is that I’m glad I did: It’s fantastic. But here are some more details (MILD SPOILERS AHEAD):
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • January 10, 2014 1:00 PM
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Bong Joon-Ho's 'Snowpiercer' Wins Best Picture, Director at Korean Film Critics Awards

Bong Joon-ho's sci-fi hit "Snowpiercer" swept the 33rd Korean Association of Film Critics Awards on November 18, scoring not only Best Picture, but also Best Director and Cinematography.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • November 19, 2013 11:50 AM
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Is Harvey Taking His Scissors to Korean Hit 'Snowpiercer'?

So far, the reviews for dystopian thriller "Snowpiercer" are raves. But that doesn't mean that Harvey Weinstein won't tinker with the Bong Joon-ho film before releasing it to the territories he controls, which are most of the English-speaking world. Australia trade reporter Don Groves reports that Weinstein is tangling with Bong over the final cut of his post-apocalyptic thriller, which is now 126 minutes long, "demanding Bong slash the running time by 20 minutes for the version to be released in TWC’s territories."
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • August 6, 2013 12:59 PM
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Review Roundup: Enthusiastic First Critics' Reactions to Bong Joon-Ho's Sci-Fi Epic 'Snowpiercer' UPDATED

The first reviews have landed for Bong Joon-ho's dystopian sci-fi entry "Snowpiercer," starring a sprawling cast headed by Tilda Swinton, Chris Evans, Song Kang-ho, Jamie Bell and Octavia Spencer. Variety calls the film "visually stunning and richly satisfying," while Twitch writes that the film's stars "delight and horrify [the viewer] in surprising ways." More below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • July 22, 2013 11:53 AM
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