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  • Another Round

    Another Round

    ★★★★

    Not sure if this film is glorifying or criticizing alcoholism...

  • Minari

    Minari

    ★★★★

    This and Promising Young Woman were my most anticipated films since they had premiered at the Sundance Festival last year. I regularly checked when they would be released in theaters and streaming services in my region, and I burned with jealously whenever others could watch them before me. When Promising Young Woman let me down, I was confident at least Minari wouldn’t. Ever since I saw Burning, I was dying to see Steven Yeun in a leading role, and being Asian myself, I’m always excited…

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  • Marriage Story

    Marriage Story

    ★★★★½

    Last film of 2019!

    Marriage Story is indeed a story of marriage, or rather a story of a dissolving one. It’s a fresh reminder of how scary and difficult marriage can be, and how much of a nightmare divorce oftentimes is. I came out of this with a far weaker desire to ever marry. What a deeply saddening film.

    Separation is often not a black and white matter, and the film highlighted this by portraying both characters as relatable and each…

  • Parasite

    Parasite

    ★★★★★

    I’ve wanted to take on the daunting task of writing a deserving review/analysis of this film ever since I first saw it in theaters last June. It’s simply a terrific movie and it has since become my favorite film of all time. With the Oscars airing on Sunday night, I knew I had to watch it for the third time in preparation, and this time share my thoughts and observations.

    Disclaimer: This review is very long and contains major spoilers.