Interview: Bong Joon-ho on ‘Okja’ and Netflix

“Someone said it’s very difficult to define, this movie. For me, that is the biggest praise.” South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho is speaking of his latest project, but such a query of genre and tonal classification could easily be applied to most of his prior features as a director – from debut Barking Dogs Never… Read More Interview: Bong Joon-ho on ‘Okja’ and Netflix

Interview: Marianna Palka on ‘Bitch’, ‘GLOW’ & feminist films

The Skinny is chatting to Marianna Palka, the Scottish writer, director and actor, who’s fresh off the close of the Sundance London film festival where her latest directorial effort, Bitch, has just played. Glasgow-born though largely US-based since her teens, Palka has her “finger in both pies”, as she describes it, regarding filmmaking in her two… Read More Interview: Marianna Palka on ‘Bitch’, ‘GLOW’ & feminist films

Review: Fast & Furious 8 (F. Gary Gray, 2017)

There’s a funny bit of potentially intentional meta-commentary fairly early on in Fast & Furious 8 (titled The Fate of the Furious stateside). Charlize Theron’s cyber-terrorist Cipher tells Vin Diesel’s Dom that “this whole saving the world, Robin Hood thing you’ve been doing lately: it’s bullshit. It’s not you.” It’s a valid point regarding the direction… Read More Review: Fast & Furious 8 (F. Gary Gray, 2017)