Minari ★★★★★

Minari is slow and expansive until it takes a swift turn into smothering grief. The best way I can describe the experience of watching this film is floating lackadaisically down a river before meeting a brutal waterfall. Much like my reaction after watching Nomadland, another film in which nature itself is a character, I have ambivalent feelings walking away from this- I  am both heartbroken and hopeful, calm yet stirred.

This will most likely be my last film of the year, and what a way to go out.  I reeeeally wanted to get to 500 films logged this year, but honestly, the mere existence of films has been enough to get me through these hellish times. Here’s to more stories that make us feel things in 2021. 🤍

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