Bong Joon-ho’s 2003 crime thriller Memories of Murder is one of the best procedural epics ever made, ranking firmly alongside the likes of David Fincher’s Zodiac and Michael Mann’s Manhunter.
Bong Joon Ho
Watch some of the latest and greatest new films, out on Blu-ray right now. February has a lot of new Blu-ray arrivals, and that includes Oscar and award-worthy films, from Disney’s Frozen 2, and Taika Waititi’s Jojo Rabbit, to Best Picture winner Parasite, Queen & Slim, and more.
Parasite is a brilliant, biting, chilling, and darkly hilarious bit of social commentary from Korean master filmmaker Bong Joon-ho that’s as entertaining as it is unsettling.
Korean filmmaker Bong Joon Ho delivers another fantastical allegory with Okja, following similarly themed, but perhaps more action packed efforts like The Host and Snowpiercer. While those films were a lot darker and more relentless in their approach and aims, don’t let Okja’s overall gentility and flashes of kindness fool you. This is just as cutting, biting, and insightful as his previous works. It’s still not a subtle effort, and a lot of the messages can easily be seen on the film’s surface without much digging or unpacking, but that approach works well with Joon Ho’s tendency towards science fiction and the ethereal.