Yes, previously I wrote wrapping up "2007" when I meant 2006, but this subject header is what I actually mean. Today Magnolia Films opens the movie that would have been my number 2 on my 2006 list had it been released last year. Yup, ahead of The Departed.
At last year's New York Film Festival, I saw The Host (my review is here), and I was instant fan. All these months later, I can't wait to see it again. Few movies have stuck with me as long as this one which remains utterly relevant in every way. The Host is an example of genre filmmaking at its absolute best, and in my book, that actually simply means all filmmaking at its best. Bong Joon-ho is a creative force to be reckoned with, and I can't wait to see what he does next. But for that matter, I also can't wait to see The Host again!
Don't miss it!