The bait-and-switch approach on show in Oscar-winning film Parasite is characteristic of contemporary Korean cinema – and there is plenty more to explore.
The Oscars red carpet saw two glamorous examples of couture that is better for the planet - but were they truly sustainable?
So-dam Park and Woo-sik Choi in their ‘semi-basement’ home in Parasite.
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It’s the first non-English language film to win best picture – here’s hoping this is the start of something big for world cinema.
Saoirse Ronan, from left, Margot Robbie and Greta Gerwig are seen in the audience at the Oscars on Feb. 9, 2020, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.
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Gerwig’s adaptation of Little Women gives us perhaps the most explicitly feminist take to date on the classic novel, highlighting the value of women’s joy and labour.
Sir Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Pryce star in ‘The Two Popes.’
A scholar of the history of education and Catholic women’s religious teaching reflects on troubling silences in ‘The Two Popes.’
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Despite the efforts to expand the Academy, women and people of colour are once again conspicuous by their absence this year.
Randy Newman and Hildur Guðnadóttir have been nominated for their scores for ‘Marriage Story’ and ‘Joker,’ respectively.
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In 'Joker' and 'Marriage Story,' sometimes the absence of sound can pack as much of a punch as dramatic music.
In a strong field, there are a number of contenders for Best Picture at this year’s Academy Awards. Our expert picks his winner and names a couple of blockbusters that didn’t make the grade.
The range of movies in the visual effects category shows how advanced this science has become.
Bong Joon-ho’s film Parasite is only the 12th ‘foreign’ language film to be nominated for a Best Picture Oscar.
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In his Golden Globes acceptance speech, Parasite director Bong Joon-ho teased audiences about their unwillingness to watch subtitled films, highlighting the anglo-centric culture of film
Parasite’s director Bong Joon-ho with the Palme d'Or award at Canne, 2019.
The first Korean film to secure a best picture Oscar nomination is a testament to the international appeal of K-cinema.
Little Women, the touching story of the four March sisters, received six Oscar nominations.
In converging two timelines to retell Little Women, Greta Gerwig’s writing and direction create emotions in the audience that made her deserving of an Oscar nomination for direction