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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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WATCH: Thrilling New Trailer for Bong Joon-ho's Dystopian 'Snowpiercer' with Evans, Swinton and Spencer

An action-packed new trailer for Bong Joon-ho's science fiction film "Snowpiercer" has arrived. Starring Chris Evans and Tilda Swinton, this is the Korean director's English language debut, adding to a new wave of Korean screen presence on US shores alongside Park Chan-wook's recent "Stoker" and Spike Lee's upcoming remake of Park's "Oldboy."
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • July 8, 2013 2:49 PM
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