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Why Do Movie Fans Love Black and White Re-Releases?

Black and white cinema has never really gone away. It's certainly true that the popularity of monochrome movies has waned in the last 50 years, but there remains a rich supply of filmmakers embracing the unique style of black and white to tell their stories. Schindler's List and The Artist have both won Best Picture Oscars in the last few decades and Alfonso Cuarón's Roma amplified its time capsule quality with Oscar-winning grayscale cinematography. Just this year, Robert Eggers used nightmarish monochrome to imprison audiences within the titular structure of The Lighthouse along with Robert Pattinson, Willem Dafoe and a flock of impish seagulls. Read More >>

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Parasite’s Gorgeous Storyboards Are Being Translated and Turned into a Truly Cinematic ‘Graphic Novel’

Parasite director Bong Joon-ho is known for visualising the scenes in his films in fine detail, and pouring his ideas into meticulously crafted storyboards that read almost as cinematically as the final product. Given Parasite’s widespread critical acclaim, it’s no surprise that the movie’s storyboards are getting a wider international release in book form. Read More >>

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Why Parasite is the First Climate Movie to Win Best Picture

Parasite, this year’s Oscar winner for Best Picture, is remarkable. It’s the first film in a language other than English to win the Best Picture award. It features exactly zero white people. It deals explicitly with the cruelties working class people face at the hands of South Korean neoliberalism. It’s equally hilarious and horrifying. And it also painfully and honestly depicts the climate crisis, a first for a Best Picture winner. Read More >>

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The Studio That Made Snowpiercer and Parasite Is Preparing to Heavily Expand Its Hollywood Presence

You may not know CJ Entertainment, but you know its work. The South Korean production company has famously had a hand in two of director Bong Joon Ho’s most successful films – the 2013 dark sci-fi drama Snowpiercer, and his Palme d’Or-winning black comedy, Parasite. On the heels of those and further successes, CJ is expanding its presence in Hollywood. Read More >>

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Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite Looks Like a Masterpiece of Mindfuckery

The official trailer is here for Bong Joon-ho’s Palme d’Or winner, Parasite, and while it may not be as genre-leaning as many of his earlier films (The Host, Snowpiercer, Okja), it’s definitely pitch-black comedy with at least a small side of horror, so we can’t resist sharing it here. Read More >>

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A Brain-Invading Parasite Is Believed to Be Spreading Because of Climate Change

Health officials in Hawaii have been warning residents not to touch snails or slugs with their bare hands because of an increase in cases of people coming into contact with a rare parasitic infection known as a rat lungworm. Experts are blaming its sudden spread across the United States on climate change and globalisation. Read More >>

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That Sushi May Contain a Tract-Invading Parasitic Tapeworm

In health updates that absolutely no one wants to hear, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are warning that a tapeworm that was previously believed to only exist in fish from Asia has been found in Alaskan Salmon. Hold on to your guts. Read More >>