Minari appears to be on the path to the Academy Awards. The film received a nomination from the Producers Guild of America Awards and director Lee Isaac Chung was among the feature film nominees for the Directors Guild of America Awards, both strong indicators of a movie’s potential presence at the Oscars. Even the Screen Actors Guild Awards nominated the entire cast for their equivalent of Best Picture. To help push the movie in front of more Academy members and get audiences to seek it out, A24 has released a Minari featurette that dives into the emotional struggle of a Korean-American family striving and struggling for their slice of the America Dream. Read More »
Technically, Minari is a 2020 movie – which is why we had it on our list of the Best Films of 2020. But the rollout of the movie has been a little weird, and it didn’t reach On Demand until today. But now that it’s available for all to see, I can’t recommend Minari enough. It’s a quiet-but-powerful movie that pulls you into its story of a Korean immigrant family trying to make the American dream a reality. Several clips from the film have found their way online to coincide with the On Demand release, and you can (and should) check them out below.
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If you read a handful of “best of the year” lists as 2020 was coming to a close, chances are probably pretty high that you saw director Lee Isaac Chung‘s Minari pop up multiple times. The beloved drama has been winning hearts since premiering at last year’s Sundance Film Festival, where it won both the Grand Jury prize and the U.S. Dramatic Audience Awards, and now we finally know when the film will be making its way to VOD. Read More »
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In this edition, take a closer look at some of the hints about how Vision has returned in Marvel’s new series WandaVision. Plus, The Hollywood Reporter hosts a virtual directors roundtable with filmmakers Spike Lee, Regina King, Lee Isaac Chung, George Clooney, and more. And finally, go behind the scenes of the first season of the Netflix period romance series Bridgerton. Read More »
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has made a controversial decision about which categories A24’s new family drama Minari will be allowed to compete in for the 2021 Golden Globes. Though studios are allowed to choose which categories that their films are submitted for, the 89 journalists from around the world are the ones who choose whether or not to accept them. Unfortunately, they’ve decided that since Minari is primarily in Korean, it will not be allowed to compete in either of the regular Best Picture categories and will only be accepted in the Best Foreign Language Film category. Read More »
Lee Isaac Chung has found himself with several exciting projects lined up following his acclaimed 2020 film Minari. First he was tapped to direct Paramount, Bad Robot, and Toho’s live-action remake of Your Name, and now — as updates on the Your Name remake have dried up — he’s set to reteam with Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment to direct a Hong Kong-New York love story for MGM.
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One of the most acclaimed movies to come out of the 2020 Sundance Film Festival in January, Minari will finally be making its way to the rest of the world. Er, someday. A24 has released the first trailer for Lee Isaac Chung‘s immigrant drama, which stars Steven Yeun as a Korean dad who picks up his family and moves them to Arkansas in search of the American dream. But the stunning new trailer does not specify a release date for when we can get our hearts shattered by Yeun. Watch the Minari trailer below.
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Your Name has named a new director to take the helm of Paramount, Bad Robot, and Toho’s live-action remake of the 2016 anime hit. Minari filmmaker Lee Isaac Chung will take over as the Your Name remake director, taking the reigns from Marc Webb, who was originally tapped to direct the film last year. Chung will be rewriting a draft by The Big Sick co-writer Emily V. Gordon, who took over from Oscar-nominated Arrival screenwriter Eric Heisserer.
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