A Quiet Masterpiece


If most directors’ filmographies contain a calling card or two, Hong Sang-soo plays with an entire deck. His predilections run both along the surface and beneath layers of casual encounter. There is often a filmmaker, and he is often in a period of self-imposed retirement. The man usually takes out his immature emotional palette on kind, soft women. Most of all, these portraits become consumed with questions of time and fate and coincidence. Somehow, after two decades making these works, Sang-soo manages to keep overturning quiet masterpieces.

His latest, Right Now, Wrong Then, falls neatly into each of his aforementioned tropes. The director is Ham Chun-su (Jung Jae-young), and he’s taking some time to deliver a lecture about his films to some students. The woman is Yoon Hee-jung (Kim Min-hee), swept up in a Before Sunrise-esque day of minor incident and elongated conversation with Chun-su. Then things turn sour, when improper intoxication meets unwelcome revelations. And then, the day begins anew: http://www.cutprintfilm.com/reviews/right-now-wrong-then/

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Oh look, another hipster calling the latest artistically-vacant Hong Sang-soo crapfest a "masterpiece". More lazy film analysis at its worst, just hopping on the bandwagon of the blogosphere consensus hyenas.

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Have you asked yourself why it made you feel bitter that some people got something out of this film and not you?

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I doubt he asks himself much of anything. A quick look at his postings and it looks like all he does is criticize other peoples opinions, and rant on the internet. Pretty sad if you ask me. I came here to learn about movies and instead had to witness and toxic troll name calling and crapping on the enjoyment of others. It's a shame IMDB tolerates such blatant verbally abusive users.

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I came here to learn about movies and instead had to witness and toxic troll name calling and crapping on the enjoyment of others. It's a shame IMDB tolerates such blatant verbally abusive users.
I suppose brushing with the trolls and the various kinds of less than pleasant (or secure) individuals who roam these boards, one learns something about humanity, and therefore, about cinema...
Or is it the other way around?

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😂


Alive, but so dead inside https://youtu.be/vmgp7MHzmBM

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