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  • Minari

    Minari

    ★★★★★

    “Remember what we said to each other when we got married? That we’d move to America and save each other?”

    Minari; a beautiful, funny, sad and heartfelt letter to the highs and lows of an immigrant family trying to keep it together. The most important films, to me, are the ones that strike a chord with the human experience-peaks and valleys, strikes and gutters, trials and tribulations. Minari is about that, but it’s also about the foundation of a family…

  • Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel

    Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel

    ★★★

    I read about the Cecil hotel a while ago, always thought it’d make a good doc. This one’s okay, it tells the story of the hotel well enough despite the YouTube detectives coming in. 

    What happened in that elevator with that girl though? A very jarring mystery.

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  • The Killing of Two Lovers

    The Killing of Two Lovers

    ★★★★

    Film #6 (actually 7) at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival.
    Subtle, realistic, and emotionally moving; the film subverts expectations in the best way possible and I believe this plays to it’s strengths. Great performances and stunning camera work about a man on the brink of destruction. Also locally shot in Orem, Utah.

  • Train Of Thoughts

    Train Of Thoughts

    ★★★★

    Hey! I made this. :) nice to see my name on the holy grail!!

    Audio needs work and the wall to wall music could have been entirely recut. Ending also could have been executed better, the blocking is odd.

    But alas, Train of Thoughts is my second film I directed and I am proud of it. Wait til I have a real budget!!
     cc: @alvinchu did a great job as cinematographer. He is responsible for the coolest shots of the film!