CURRENTLY WATCHING: OKJA

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Meet Mija, a young girl who risks everything to prevent a powerful, multi-national company from kidnapping her best friend ...



a fascinating animal named Okja.



Directed by Bong Joon-ho and co-written by Bong and Jon Ronson, Okja stars an ensemble cast headed by South Korean child actress Ahn Seo-hyun, alongside Hollywood actors Tilda Swinton, Paul Dano, Steven Yeun, Lily Collins, and Jake Gyllenhaal. The film competed for the Palme d’Or in the main competition section at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival. It was released on Netflix on June 28, 2017.



On the film review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 86% based on 166 reviews, with a weighted average of 7.5/10. The site’s critical consensus reads, “Okja sees Bong Joon-ho continuing to create defiantly eclectic entertainment — and still hitting more than enough of his narrative targets in the midst of a tricky tonal juggling act.” On Metacritic, the film has a score of 76 out of 100, based on 31 critics, indicating “generally favorable reviews.” Critic A.O. Scott wrote, “Okja is a miracle of imagination and technique, and Okja insists, with abundant mischief and absolute sincerity, that she possesses a soul.”



Watch Okja online.

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