On the Overthinking it Podcast, we tackle “Okja,” the critical smash from Netflix and Bong Joon-ho starring Tilda Swinton and a giant CGI super-pig. Episode 472: Okja: The Super-Pig Slaughterhouse originally appeared on Overthinking It, the site subjecting the popular culture to a level of scrutiny it probably doesn't deserve. [Latest Posts | Podcast (iTunes Link)]
Starring an adorable ‘super pig,’ the film is now available on Netflix Okja, from director Bong Joon-Ho and now available to stream on Netflix, is the latest attempt to entertain while asking viewers to consider and, perhaps, rethink...Show More Summary
It seems that Bong Joon-ho's Okja apparently almost had a very different ending when compared to the final version of the film.
"Okja" is the second English-language film from South Korean writer/director Bong Joon-ho ("Snowpiercer", "The Host") and it follows the adventures of a young girl... For more, visit our blog !
Director Bong Joon-ho originally imagined a more optimistic finale.
A touching twist on the haunted-house genre, starring Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara, and Bong Joon-ho’s fantasy about a genetically modified superpig.
Of the many jokes sprinkled throughout director Bong Joon-ho's newest film, Okja, there's one in particular that's designed to capture the spirit of the movie while also flying under the radar for anyone watching it who isn't fluent in Korean and English. More »
For the first segment of this week’s edition of Film Club, A.V. Club film editor A.A. Dowd and staff critic Ignatiy Vishnevetsky discuss the Netflix-produced, bilingual sci-fi satire Okja, which finds South Korean director Bong Joon-Ho revisiting some of the genre-switching monster-movie territory first explored in his breakthrough film, The Host. Show More Summary
By Matt Hoffman The director and stars of 'Okja' reflect on one of the biggest films (and monsters) of the summer. The article Director Bong Joon-ho, Tilda Swinton, and Jake Gyllenhaal reveal ‘Okja’ appeared first on Film School Rejects.
This article originally appeared in Vulture. There are many excellent jokes in Okja, Bong Joon-ho’s genre-mashing movie about the titular GMO super-pig and its kid caretaker Mija, which is now streaming on Netflix. There are poop jokes;...Show More Summary
The three syllables Bong Joon-ho (known in his native South Korea as Joon-ho Bong) evoke a particular kind of thrill in a particular kind of film fan. Of the great directors currently working, he may be the most playful, the most unpredictable, and the most stylistically omnivorous. Show More Summary
"Okja," South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho's latest marvel, is one of the very best movies of the year -- it's touching and strange and thrilling in a way few films are. The film (premiering on Netflix and in select theaters this week)...Show More Summary
Bong Joon-ho’s latest film on Netflix is a high-speed satire with a conscience and a heart. And Tilda Swinton in braces.
To fully appreciate the achievement of Bong Joon-ho’s new film, you probably have to begin with his last one. That was the extraordinary Snowpiercer, released in the U.S. in 2014 after a lengthy, public battle between director Joon-ho and distributor Harvey Weinstein, who lived up to his “Harvey Scissorhands” persona by demanding 20 minutes of cuts […]
This interview contains plot points of the film Okja. Before The A.V. Club settled down to speak to Tilda Swinton and Bong Joon-Ho about their new film Okja, there was cooing. That’s because Swinton had just given this reporter permission...Show More Summary
A choppy mix of anti-corporate farce and Spielbergian fantasy, Bong Joon-Ho’s bilingual Okja veers wildly, but never stalls; if Bong, the South Korean writer-director behind The Host, Memories Of Murder, and Snowpiercer, never squares...Show More Summary
Bong Joon-ho is back to indulge his obsessions with 'Okja,' about a friendship between a young girl and a... manatee-hippo thingy.
Actors continue to pile aboard DOCTOR STRANGE director Scott Derrickson's TNT pilot Snowpiercer, which is based on the 2013 SNOWPIERCER film directed by Bong Joon-ho. Like the film, this potential television series will be set in...Show More Summary
South Korean Director Bong Joon-ho delivers a thoughtful, visceral satire of the meat industry with his adventure thriller Okja.
Bong Joon-ho's upcoming film, starring Tilda Swinton, Paul Dano and Jake Gyllenhaal, is a bracing corporate satire with the excitement of an action movie.