Bong Joon Ho’s Translator Sharon Choi Publishes Essay on Her ‘Parasite’ Oscar Season Journey

Sharon Choi, Bong Joon Ho’s awards season translator and the undisputed MVP of Oscar season, had a front row seat to the legendary awards season run of “Parasite.” Choi attended the Cannes Film Festival alongside Bong and was front and center when “Parasite” made history as the first South Korean film to take home the

‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Joins Top Videogame Movies As ‘Birds of Prey’ Loses Box-Office Altitude

Two holidays, four new releases, and a few Oscar boosts made for a strong weekend. Though it fell behind last month’s stellar three days around Martin Luther King Day (which featured “Bad Boys for Life”), we saw an improvement of 25%, or $30 million, over the same dates last year. It’s another positive sign in

What will win, and what should win, at the 2020 Oscars

Disregard the headline above. Or half of it, anyway. We actually don’t know what will win at the Oscars this Sunday. No one does—not even the Academy, apparently, which oddly tweeted out its own predictions a few days ago, leaving some to wonder if it hadn’t accidentally leaked the real results. Honestly, just pasting… Read

Jim Carrey Is Done with Donald Trump, Turns Artistic Energy to ‘Great Art’ Like ‘Parasite’

Jim Carrey is trying to focus on the positive in 2020, and to do so, the actor and artist is moving on from one of his ugliest muses: President Donald J. Trump. “Between the parts I’m playing and what’s actually occurring in my life, it’s really extraordinary,” Carrey said in an interview with IndieWire. “Well,

Animated ‘Weathering With You’ Scores at Box Office — Without an Oscar Boost

This week’s Oscar nominations boosted contenders “1917” (Universal) and “Parasite” (Neon) to further box-office gains. Other nominees saw little impact, from “Bombshell” (Lionsgate) to the second week expansion of French Oscar entry “Les Miserables” (Amazon). While some Oscar also-rans fell short, crowdpleaser “Just Mercy” (Warner Bros.) managed just fine. Such is the uneven impact of

Joke’s on us: The biggest (and most disappointing) surprises from the 2020 Oscar nominations

They rule the box office and dominate the cultural conversation. Now, superheroes have come for award season, too. One year after Black Panther racked up a bunch of Oscar nods in categories major and technical, any lingering genre bias against cape-and-cowl fare appears to have disappeared on the wind like the ashen… Read more… Source

‘1917’ Pulls Crowds as ‘Uncut Gems’ and ‘Parasite’ Draw the Awards Spotlight

Golden Globes weekend is the time for thriving awards titles to pull audiences as they expand their runs. The standout among recent openers is Christmas Day release “1917” (Universal), with a rare second-weekend increase. “Uncut Gems” (A24) continues to stun as a wide release success. And “Parasite” (Neon) keeps accruing more high numbers, even before

‘The Lighthouse,’ ‘Parasite,’ and ‘Jojo Rabbit’ Thrive at the Box Office; IMAX Experiments with ‘Jesus Is King’

The fall specialty box office continues strong as recent openers expand to more theaters. “The Lighthouse” (A24) lead the way by jumping to more than 500 screens as “Jojo Rabbit” (Fox Searchlight) and “Parasite” (Neon) continue to perform above expectations. And two holdovers from Roadside Attractions passed the $20 million mark this weekend near the

If You Want to See ‘Parasite’ This Weekend, You’ll Need to Fly to Los Angeles

Bong Joon Ho’s “Parasite,” which is now tied with “A Marriage Story” for 2019’s top score at Metacritic (95), has sold out all of its shows at Manhattan’s IFC Center this weekend. If you can’t wait to see the South Korean auteur’s clash of the classes, you’ll need to buy a ticket and fly to

The Joker, Maleficent, and a catty Hitler make the multiplex a rogues’ gallery this October

So many movies, so little time. Every week brings a new crop of them, opening in multiplexes and arthouse theaters across the nation, and arriving in increasingly high volumes on streaming platforms like Netflix. How’s a voracious moviegoer to keep up? That’s where The A.V. Club comes in. The first week of every… Read more…