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  • Cookie's Fortune

    Cookie's Fortune

    ★★★★★

    This 1999 movie couldn’t be more relevant for today’s time. About Reparation and the comeuppance of a Karen.

  • Knives Out

    Knives Out

    ★★★★★

    Second viewing. Generally don't watch films more than once. But I did with this one.

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  • Parasite

    Parasite

    ★★★★★

    Joon-ho Bong is fast becoming one of my favorite directors. His latest, Parasite, won the Cannes Film Festival's Palme d'Or, proving that I'm not alone in my thinking.

    Clever, beautiful and genre-bending, this film stars Kang-ho Song, who plays the patriarch of a poverty-stricken family that includes actors So-dam Park, Woo-sik Choi and Hye-jin Jang. Song is a favorite of Bong's and has appeared in five out of Bong's eight films.

    A film about a poverty-stricken but clever family that…

  • Downton Abbey

    Downton Abbey

    ★★★½

    A pleasurable duty.

    Moving along at a fast clip, Downton Abbey, the movie, hits all the high points: the monarchy, the peerage, the advent of industrialism and the cognizance of homosexuality.

    A fairytale of manners and silver, a sealed, handwritten letter leads us back in time, sending us to the Downton Abbey morning room.

    Read my full review:
    lihsasreviews.blogspot.com/2019/09/a-pleasurable-duty-downton-abbey-2019.html