Old Boy's Park Chan-wook is going to TV with a John Le Carré miniseries for AMC

According to The Hollywood Reporter, AMC has lined up another John Le Carré novel to adapt into a miniseries as a follow-up to last year’s adaptation of The Night Manager with Tom Hiddleston and Hugh Laurie. The new miniseries will be based on The Little Drummer Girl, and it will be the TV directorial debut of Old Boy …

Oldboy director Park Chan-wook gets romantic (really!) with The Handmaiden

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Park Chan-wook’s The Handmaiden is a fiendishly clever, sinfully funny con-job melodrama, the kind that keeps yanking the rug out from under everyone on screen and off. If that’s all the film was, it would still be a must-see, at least for those who don’t mind a little graphic violence and kinky sex to go with their…

Chicago, succumb to the seductive charms of The Handmaiden early and for free

After spending the summer on the festival circuit—where it seduced The A.V. Club’s critics at both Cannes and Fantastic Fest—The Handmaiden, the newest genre-defying outing from acclaimed Korean director Park Chan-wook, finally settles in to American theaters this month. Sensual, erotic, and surprisingly funny, this…

Park Chan-wook on blending genres and why revenge is meaningless

Thirteen years after his breakout international hit Oldboy, Park Chan-wook has risen through the filmmaking ranks from a director of clever action movies to one of South Korea’s—and the world’s—premier cinematic voices. Combining operatic themes of vengeance and destiny with outrageous twists and a sumptuous visual…

Cannes premieres its first great film, and Spielberg does Roald Dahl

Stories about films being booed at Cannes are commonplace (though I’ve heard not so much as a mild hiss thus far this year). Accounts of raucous mid-film applause, on the other hand, rarely surface. I’ve experienced only a few such spontaneous ovations here over the years, during Holy Motors (the out-of-nowhere…

From self-induced amnesia to DIY dystopia: 8 tips for keeping a strange family secret

Does your family have a dark, bizarre, or possibly ridiculous secret that needs keeping? Worry no more, because The A.V. Club has dug high and low, across daytime soap opera and Pulitzer Prize-winning dramas, to find you eight surefire, completely feasible solutions for any and all issues of consanguineal…

What creative type do you want to see make a comic?

Welcome back to AVQ&A, where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your interface with pop culture, to reveal your embarrassing tastes and experiences, and to ponder how our diverse lives all led us to convene here together. Got a question you’d…