You may (or may not?) recall that in addition to writing fiction I also write about film over at CityOnFire.com. In the interest of driving more attention to that film site… and in the interest in giving this here blog more content… I’m going to be dropping a few film review links here over time. I also plan to share more film recommendations in general more often.
Today we’re talking about Joon-ho Bong’s superpig epic, OKJA.
The film is now streaming on Netflix. According to director Bong, Netflix gave him complete creative freedom. And it shows. You’d be hard-pressed to find a stranger, angrier, goofier, more thought-provoking modern genre movie than Bong’s film about superpigs. The shifts in tone will put some people off, and others simply won’t want to acknowledge what Okja has to say. But for those who can handle a movie that goes in all directions and talks about some ugly truths, Okja is pretty dang special.
Read my full review at City On Fire.
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