The Rad Carpet is dumping toxic takes straight into the Han River in this, its first of two episodes on the work of Bong Joon-Ho.
Join Thom, Whalen, and CJ5000 as they explore two of Bong’s odd and beguiling early-period Korean films, including his hit monster drama The Host and his overlooked neo-noir Mother. But first, the guys have some Carpet Cleaning to take care of, rewatching and reassessing the 1990 romcom favorite Pretty Woman.
As always, this here Carpet is an all-inclusive club, so please do share your takes in the comments section below. Is this your first time working through the early films of Bong Joon-Ho? How do you think these films compare to his later, more well-known English-language films? Would you pony up $300 for a night of Pretty Woman takes?
Have a look at our recently revised viewing schedule for the remainder 2017– we’re excited for a change of pace next month, as we discuss the films of Nicole Holefcener, known both for her writing and directing work on milestone TV hits like Sex and the City, Gilmore Girls, and Six Feet Under and for her acclaimed feature films, four of which we’ll watch together next month, beginning with 1996’s Walking and Talking and 2001’s Lovely & Amazing.
Keep an eye out on this site and on Twitter for our next episode, which will cover Bong Joon-Ho’s English-language films Snowpiercer and Okja.
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Happy listening and happy movie-ing… stay rad!