Visionary. Few films glow as brightly with the gemlike fire of precocious genius.
— The New Yorker
A pleasantly eccentric film.
— Los Angeles Times
Kogonada is without question one to watch.
— Vanity Fair


An assured and hypnotic debut.
— Variety
A soft-spoken reverie.
— The Hollywood Reporter
Columbus chimes like a bell: simple, sustained and thrillingly pure.
— The Playlist


'How Columbus, Indiana, Became a Mecca for Modernist Architecture'


'A tiny town in Indiana is a must-see mecca of mid-century modern design'

Indy Star

'A tiny town in Indiana is a must-see mecca of mid-century modern design'

Indianapolis Monthly

'Video: Getting To Know ColumbusStar Haley Lu Richardson'


'Columbus' Design for Living: Video Essayist's meticulous first feature reminds us of modernism's utopian roots.'

Nashville Scene

'Space Is the Place in Columbus, the Debut Film From Nashville’s Kogonada'


'Ninth annual Architecture and Design Film Festival announces lineup'


'A Film About Falling in Love and Geeking Out About Modernism'

Indianapolis Business Journal

'Compton plots strategy for indie flick 'Columbus''


'Video Essayist and First-Time Director Kogonada Takes a Chance on the Subtle Columbus'

Spectrum Culture

'Kogonada demands that we stop and take it all in.'

Visit Indy

''Columbus' Movie with Local Ties Set for Indianapolis Premiere'


'This Movie Might Be 'the Answer' to #StarringJohnCho'


'John Cho. In the drama Columbus, the actor, 45, plays the estranged son of an architect who has taken ill.'

No Film School

'Columbus': Video Essayist Kogonada on His Stunning Feature Debut and Why Critics Should Make Movies'

The Republic

'Successful opening: ‘Columbus’ gets bragging rights in New York, Los Angeles'

Architectural Record

'In 'Columbus,' Filmmaker Kogonada Begins a New Conversation About Modernism'

Paper Magazine

'6 Movies To See In August'


'Columbus is a precious kind of contradiction'


'A Year Later, There's Finally a Movie #StarringJohnCho'

Slate Podcast

'Columbus' Director Kogonada on the Challenges of on Getting a Film With An Asian Lead'

'Columbus' architecture is the canvas for "Columbus," the stunning directorial debut of Kogonada'

IndieWire Podcast | Filmmaker Toolkit

'Columbus' Director Kogonada'


'Columbus Director Kogonada on His Sundance-Hit Debut, Giving John Cho Space to Show Off, and Representing Asian-American Male Sexuality'


'John Cho in Columbus Is John Cho as You've Never Seen Him Before'

The Architects Newspaper

'Modern architecture stars in Kogonada’s Columbus'

The Thrillist

'Best Movies of 2017'

The Film Stage

'John Cho on Architecture, Cultural Identity, and the Unique Experience of Shooting ‘Columbus’


'John Cho On Acting And 'Columbus''

The New York Times

'Modernism’s Promise and an Auspicious Feature Debut in ‘Columbus


'John Cho Is Taking Down Stereotypes By Doing Whatever The Eff He Wants'

Los Angeles Times

'Meth and modernism': The understated 'Columbus' offers a complex portrait of small-town America'

The Criterion Collection

'[The Daily] Interviews: Tscherkassky and Heller and More'

Rolling Stone

''Columbus' Review: Boy Meets Girl, Modern Architecture in Poetic Indie Debut'


'Your Move, Hollywood: John Cho Is Down To Be The Next James Bond'


‘‘Columbus’ Review: Kogonada’s Directorial Debut Is a Feast for the Eyes and the Heart'

NBC Asian America

'In Debut Film ‘Columbus,’ Director Kogonada Found Inspiration in Architecture'

Yahoo! Movies

'John Cho Talks New Film 'Columbus' and Its 'Opportunity to Play a Very Deep Character'

Punch Drunk Critics

'Review: Kogonada's Graceful & Gorgeous 'Columbus' Is A Must See For More Than Architecture'

Tribune News Service

'Movie review: 'Columbus' builds a unique world about architecture'


''Columbus' Review: Haley Lu Richardson Lends Immense Heart To Architecture Porn'

New Republic

'Love Among The Modernist'


'15 Films To See In August'

The Playlist

'12 Movies To See In August'

The Film Stage

'15 Films To See In August'

Harpers Bazaar

'23 New Movies You Must See In August'

The Village Voice

'Love, Loss, and Modernism Collide in 'Columbus''

Slant Magazine

'Interview: Kogonada Talks Columbus, Formalism, Ozu, & More'

The Indianapolis Star

'Modern love: Columbus architecture plays starring role in new film made in Indiana'


'You, Me, and Hirokazu (flickering memories of a conversation in my head)'

LA Weekly

'The Lost Souls in Kogonada’s Columbus Find Glory in Indiana’s Architecture'

KCRW 'The Treatment'

'John Cho: Columbus'

Los Angeles Times

'Discovering 'Columbus': New movie puts Midcentury architecture in the spotlight'


'In the Indie Debut “Columbus,” Midcentury Architecture Stars Beside John Cho'

Entertainment Weekly

'John Cho Ponders Death, Romance in Intimately Gorgeous 'Columbus' Trailer'

The New Yorker

'The Precocious Genius of 'Columbus''


'An Assured and Hypnotic Debut from Tyro Writer/Director Kogonada'

The Hollywood Reporter

'John Cho and Haley Lu Richardson Star in Kogonada's Quietly Masterful Feature Debut'

Vanity Fair

'A Stylish New Director is the Real Star of 'Columbus''

'Sundance Film Review: 'Columbus''

The Playlist

'Supercut Superstar Kogonada's Shimmering Debut'

Screen Daily

'Rotterdam Film Review: 'Columbus''

Los Angeles Times

'Sundance Film Review: 'Columbus''

Slash Film

'A Sweet and Subtle Drama with Shades of 'Once' and 'Before Sunrise''



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