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Memories Of Murder

With “Parasite” mere days away from beginning its theatrical run in the US, the latest Bong Joon-ho film is soon to find its way to an eager audience in the States, ready to devour the newest bit of content from the filmmaker. But even though Bong is o…

A couple of weeks ago, it was revealed that South Korean investigators had apparently solved a decades-old case that rocked the country and inspired one of the best crime films of that era — Bong Joon-ho’s “Memories of Murder.” The 2003 film was …

Filmmaker Bong Joon-ho is getting a lot of press this year, thanks to the incredible film “Parasite.” Much like Alfonso Cuaron’s “Roma” from 2018, “Parasite” seems poised to be a major awards season contender, and could mark the second year in a row th…

From movies, documentaries, novels and non-fiction books to plays and podcasts, serial killers have fascinated in pretty much every medium possible. The mind of a killer, their disturbing motivations, their often perverse behavior and their unknownable…

If you go and see “Baby Driver” this weekend expecting another gag-heavy comedy in the vein of Edgar Wright’s earlier films, you’ll likely be in a shock. The absolutely tremendous car-chase-musical (read our review) is funny, sure, but that’s not its primary aim: in a big departure from Wright, it has more in common with classic 70s crime cinema than with, “Hot Fuzz” (for example) using the director’s formal gifts in service of a surprisingly hard-boiled heist movie. Continue reading The 50 Best Crime Movies Of The 21st Century So Far at The Playlist.