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  • Marriage Story

    Marriage Story

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I honestly don't remember the last time I cried due to a film. It may be when I watched Dear Zachery but that was ages ago. Yesterday I finally saw Marriage Story and it broke me. The first scene to heavily affect me was the Halloween part. When Charlie took Henry to the corner store and the cashier gave him a piece of candy. I don't know why but that little scene hurt so much for some reason. Other than…

  • Incendies

    Incendies

    ★★★★½

    The film starts off with Radiohead and I am taken aback by the choice. I was skeptical, but I decided to put those feelings to the side. The plot began and I thought I know where this is going. Another feel-good film about finding your past.

    Well.

    I was heavily mistaken. I'm glad I was. This film broke me. It is bleak, dark, and utterly devastating. Incendies is great. Watch it if you are in the mood to have your heart broken

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  • Parasite

    Parasite

    ★★★★★

    South Korea has done it again. I know I am biased towards them, but they fucking deserve it. The Palme win by Bong finally solidifies Korea as a powerhouse in cinema. Its time for everyone to realize that people like Bong Joon Ho, Lee Chang Dong, and Hong Sang Soo are on the same level as the greats from the US, Italy, France, and all over. Time and time again Korean cinema gives me that incredible feeling of watching something…

  • The Farewell

    The Farewell

    ★★★★

    Based on an actual lie

    Those words didn't make sense up until the last moments of this film. It caught me off guard and seriously surprised me. While watching the film I was astonished at the amount of similarities we have with east asian culture. The emphasis of family is a big aspect where I come from and it made me think back to times I had to sacrifice some of my individual needs for that of my family. Lulu…