Discovering Hong Sang-soo

Discovery and Rohmer-alike and a setting of scenes I first discovered South Korean director Hong Sang-soo in one of my many wormhole journeys studying the latest cinema winners. As is a common practice for me, being an international awards geek, once I’ve seen a few of the big movies, I typically look for the winners… Continue reading Discovering Hong Sang-soo

Shoplifters: family, love, and outside forces

Note: I detail specific scenes from the film. These are not necessarily spoilers, or even major plot point reveals. However, this post is a deeper dive. If you like watching clean slate, you might want to read this after the fact. Just saying... 🙂 Shoplifters is not director Hirokazu Kore-eda's first foray into the world of families.… Continue reading Shoplifters: family, love, and outside forces