Does Spike Lee Do Oldboy Justice? Two Slate Writers Discuss.

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Nov. 27 2013 4:02 PM

Spoiler Special: Oldboy

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Josh Brolin seeks revenge in Spike Lee's Oldboy

Photo byHilary Bronwyn Gayle– ©2012 - OB Productions, Inc. All rights reserved.

On the Spoiler Special podcast, Slate critics discuss movies—and the occasional TV show—in full, spoiler-filled detail. Below, Slate film critic Dana Stevens talks with Brow Beat’s Aisha Harris about Spike Lee’s Oldboy, a remake of the acclaimed 2003 thriller from South Korean director Park Chan-wook. Does Lee make the film his own? Will it appeal to American audiences unfamiliar with the original?

Listen to them discuss these and other questions below. You can also check out past Spoiler Specials in our archive, and you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes. Note: As the title indicates, each installment contains spoilers galore.

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Dana Stevens is Slate's movie critic.

Aisha Harris is a Slate staff writer.

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