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The SheHawk: Did we really need The Oscars to tell us that ‘Parasite’ is a good movie?

The SheHawk: Did we really need The Oscars to tell us that 'Parasite' is a good movie?

Cierra Noffke, Staff Writer

February 24, 2020

Full disclosure: this is not a review about “Parasite,” the film created by South Korean director Bong Joon-ho that surprised the world (okay, the white world) by winning Best Picture at the 2020 Oscars. If you would like to see excellent worthy articles on this subject, please consult this link on why the win is significant for the global film industry and this link on the singular beauty of t...

Dubbed vs subbed: which is better?

Two women sitting and watching a subtitled film.

Veronica Wernicke, Assistant Opinion Editor

February 18, 2020

The South Korean comedy and thriller “Parasite” is getting great success and took home four awards at the 2020 Oscars in addition to other award recognition. The success of this non-English spoken film has sparked the debate of viewers’ preferences on their international film- and TV-watching experienc...

Why ‘Parasite’ winning best picture is game-changing

The cast of

Stephen Lambros, Staff Writer

February 12, 2020

On Feb. 9, 2019, a fairly unassuming Sunday evening, the South Korean dramatic film "Parasite" was awarded best picture by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. Bong Joon-ho, the prolific director of the film, had already won awards in three other categories that night. As he stood alongside...

Winners and losers from the 2020 Oscars

In this handout photo provided by A.M.P.A.S. Best Picture Award winners for

Brenna Flanagan, Lifestyles Editor

February 10, 2020

There were sparks kindling under the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences when their nominations list for the 2020 Oscars came out. Once again, no female directors were nominated for the best director category. Very few people of color were nominated across categories, except in roles where t...

“Parasite” and the rise of South Korean cinema

The Kim family (From left: Choi Woo-shik Choi, Song Kang-ho, Jang Hye-jin and Park So-dam) in

Stephen Lambros, Contributing Writer

November 15, 2019

We are currently experiencing a golden age of South Korean cinema. A slew of international hits have poured out of the country over the course of the decade: "Train to Busan," "The Wailing," "The Handmaiden" and "Burning" are just a few of South Korea’s films making names for themselves on the international...

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