Patrick Süskind’s “The Pigeon” (1988), “The Story of Mr Sommer” (1991), “Three Stories & a Reflection” (1996), and “On Love and Death” (2006)

About ten years ago, on someone’s recommendation (I don’t remember the person), I read Patrick Süskind debut, and so far only, novel Perfume: The Story of a Murderer. The novel was baroque in every which way, and I absolutely loved it. Its main character, Grenouille, was idiosyncratic in a way I had never seen before:… Read More Patrick Süskind’s “The Pigeon” (1988), “The Story of Mr Sommer” (1991), “Three Stories & a Reflection” (1996), and “On Love and Death” (2006)

Okja (2017)

Director: Bong Joon-ho Writers: Bong Joon-ho & Jon Ronson Composer: Jaeil Jung Cast: Ahn Seo-hyun, Byun Hee-bong, Tilda Swinton, Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano, Steven Yeun, Lily Collins, Shirley Henderson, Giancarlo Esposito. Bong Joon-ho keeps proving that as a director it is basically impossible to pigeonhole him. Working with a script he co-wrote with author Jon… Read More Okja (2017)