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  • Parasite

    Parasite

    ★★½

    I really liked it in parts. Bong is a master director and good at comedy, for sure. But it really comes off as a cheaper BURNING or SHOPLIFTERS (the comparison must be made.)

    I think Bong fumbles the bag with how he portrays the family in the movie. Koreeda, a *mensch* would never have done this, and never has done that in his films. He treats his characters, always, with a warmth, understanding, empathy, and care that isn't exactly present…

  • Ad Astra

    Ad Astra

    ½

    This was a really bad movie. The tone of this movie is quite grandiose and serious. It takes place in and is about space. But this is really just a backdrop for the real story which is something about Brad Pitt's daddy issues. The gist of it is that Brad Pitt is a cool space astronaut, who has followed in the footsteps of his dead-beat dad, and will travel to the ends of the universe (Neptune) to meet him, because…