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Original vs Remake: Hollywood’s Need to Retell the Story (or the Lack Thereof)

“The World of Apu” is a bimonthly, diverse, and multilingual online film magazine which explores film cultures from around the world. Below you can find my analysis on a few international films, not particularly well-known ones, that have spawned renowned Hollywood successes (whether critical or commercial). Maybe I can get you to watch either orContinue reading “Original vs Remake: Hollywood’s Need to Retell the Story (or the Lack Thereof)”

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Parasite (2019): Comedy / Drama / Thriller

Father, mother, daughter, and son – all unemployed – con a wealthy family into giving them jobs and manage to get access to their house… that is more than meets the eye. Joon-ho Bong… the writer/director that brought you Memories of Murder (2003), The Host (2006), Tokyo! (2008), Snowpiercer (2013), and Okja (2017), to nameContinue reading “Parasite (2019): Comedy / Drama / Thriller”

Revenger (2018): Action / Crime / Thriller

An ex-cop shows up in a prison island, shared by 12 Asian countries, where convicts are left to die, with the sole purpose to find his family’s killer and avenge their death. This one went totally under the radar. The story doesn’t even remotely resemble something that could have happened in reality so, should youContinue reading “Revenger (2018): Action / Crime / Thriller”

Okja (2017): Action / Adventure / Drama

A little girl is trying to prevent a sketchy multinational company from kidnapping Okja, her genetically modified pet and best friend. It would be great if “Okja” was “R” rated. To properly reveal what humans and animals alike mean to most multinational companies and organisations. Bong Joon Ho behind the camera, holds back to aContinue reading “Okja (2017): Action / Adventure / Drama”