Our Little Sister

Our Little Sister ★★★½

"With its sentimental score, passage of seasons, understated deaths, and aversion to the kind of confrontation that would make viewers truly uncomfortable, this is very much a Kore-eda film, but there’s a steely center: one sister hasn’t gotten completely past her teenage scars and another may never do so, and there’s not much to be done about that. Our Little Sister is deliberately small, but it’s 'nice' (in the most charitable sense) because it’s a safe space to process, acknowledge, and momentarily dispel those feelings."

Full review here.