The Handmaiden

The Best Movies of 2016 (According to Britt Hayes)
According to most people (on the internet, which is where most people live now), 2016 was horrific. It was a year in which we lost some of our best and brightest artists, a year in which we elected a president who will, according to Kate McKinnon’s Hilary Clinton, “kill us all,”…
The Best Movies of 2016 (According to Erin Whitney)
How you define the “best” of something varies from one person to the next. The “best” movies can be the ones crafted with the most artistry, the ones that feel particularly culturally significant, the ones you can’t shake hours, days, or months after seeing them. O…
The Best Movies of 2016
What a difference six months makes. Back in the summer, the world of film was all gloom and doom. Television was great; the movies were terrible. One respected critic even speculated that someday the world would look back at 2016 as “the year that movies died.”
‘The Handmaiden’ Review: A Thrilling Romantic Masterpiece
After making his English-language debut with Stoker, Park Chan-wook returns to his native South Korea for The Handmaiden, a gloriously sensual and impressively layered thriller that’s every bit as Hitchcockian and gothic as its predecessor. In a brilliantly repurposed adaptation of Sarah Wate…
Interview: Park Chan-wook on ‘The Handmaiden’
After making his English-language debut with Stoker, Park Chan-wook returned to his native South Korea for The Handmaiden, a sensual and gracefully twisted new film that is equal parts clever thriller and, surprisingly enough, romantic drama. To say that this is his best film to date is an astonishi…
ScreenCrush’s 2016 Fall Movie Preview
Y’know those back to school ads for Staples? The ones that repurpose the Christmas standard “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” to celebrate children going back class? I always hated those ads as a kid. Going back to school was not a time to celebrate. It was a tim…
Watch a Seductive, Sinister Trailer for ‘The Handmaiden’
After making his English-language debut with Stoker, South Korean director Park Chan-wook is back with The Handmaiden, a new thriller based on Sarah Waters’ acclaimed British novel Fingersmith. And judging by this stunning and enigmatic new trailer, Chan-wook’s latest is every bit as s…