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  • The Undoing

    The Undoing

    ★★★★

    Big Little Lies 2.0 but in NYC

  • The Queen's Gambit

    The Queen's Gambit

    ★★★★

    Finished all 7 episodes in a day, even cried at the finale episode all because of CHESS. The Queen's Gambit on Netflix is slow, but stick with it and it'll be worth your while. The cast is excellent with a strong central performance by Anya Taylor-Joy. The camera loves her face, but also she brings confidence, vulnerability, nuance to her role. But, it was the younger Beth Harmon played by Isla Johnston draws you in from the start. The dialogue…

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  • Parasite

    Parasite

    ★★★★★

    Parasite is a wicked story about the division between the ‘abundance’ and the ‘insufficiency’ with stunning cinematography and an insane amount of humor and violence. It actually reminds me so much of Us (2019, Jordan Peele)!!! I think Parasite and Us could be a great double feature. They not only address the same themes, they are also genre films in which comedy and horror/thriller go hand in hand. This one was perfectly directed and written though. 

    Really deserving as the winner of this year’s Golden Palm. Congratulations again, Bong Joon-ho. All hail Asian Cinema!  

    🍿 Watched @ Cinema Nova, Melb.

  • Booksmart

    Booksmart

    ★★★★

    AAAAAH I LOVE BOOKSMART! Oh my goodness, one of my favorite actresses since THE OC days (Olivia fucking Wilde) was born to direct! Shot choices, camera placements, music cues, jokes, wacky side characters, emotional moments, this movie has all the marks of a great director. Booksmart is the rare comedy that gets better and funnier as it goes. It’s smart. Whip Smart! Fantastic screenplay that treats its characters with respect, charm and care. It’s revolutionary (for me, at least)  because I…