Thursday, February 27, 2020

Little Women (Greta Gerwig)

Little movie

(WARNING: plot of novel and film adaptations discussed in explicit detail)

Have not read Louisa May Alcott's Little Women, alas, but there have been enough adaptations to cement its reputation as a beloved literary classic, actress-turned-filmmaker Greta Gerwig's being the latest.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Parasite (Bong Joon-ho)

Crass war

(WARNING: plot twists and story discussed in close and explicit detail)

Bong Joon-ho's Parasite hums along nicely, a Rube Goldberg thriller whose parts are polished to a shine, slide over and into each other with lubricated precision.

Thursday, February 06, 2020

Best of 2019: the sequel

Best of 2019, the sequel

(Continued from my Best of 2019 piece)

Loneliness, alienation, the feeling of being cut off from other people or from society in general--a persistent condition that seems to have become strangely prominent in the better films of this year.