New Trailer for Spike Lee's "Oldboy"


If you haven't seen the original Korean film "Oldboy" you definitely should! Of course, you all have heard my gripes before about how most Americans don't like to read subtitles. Again, you're missing out on great cinema and storytelling when you don't view foreign films.  Whether you catch up with an old friend, or see the original for the first time it would be good to get on it because an American re-imagining of the film is coming out October 25 this year. This new vision is from the mind of the master himself, Spike Lee. 

Now, I admit, I hate re-makes because I feel there is a reason that the film is being re-made which is... because the original did so well.  However, when placed in the hands of an amazing director...I generally like seeing where they take the film. "Oldboy" is a gritty, visceral tale and it seems like the material was put in the right hands for someone to re-tell it. Spike is the reason I even thought it was possible for me to direct films and I've admired his work for a long time. So I look forward to seeing what he's cooked up! Anyone want to place a bet on where the signature dolly shot will be?


Kevin Sampson

The fact that Kevin Sampson is not just a film critic, but a writer, producer, and director as well makes his understanding of cinema even better. Coming from a theoretical and hands on approach, he understands both sides of the struggle of viewing and creating great works. After receiving an MFA in Film & Electronic Media from American University in Washington, D.C in 2011, Kevin took his love for film to the next level by creating and producing Picture Lock, an entertainment website, podcast, and hour long film review TV show that runs on Arlington Independent Media’s public access station in Arlington, VA. The show covers new releases, classic films, and interviews with local filmmakers in the DMV area. He is also a member of the Washington DC Area Film Critics Association and African American Film Critics Association. He is currently looking forward to filming his first feature film in the near future. He believes that film is one of the most powerful art forms in the world, and he hopes that he can use the craft to inspire others and make a difference in it.