Portrait of a Lady on Fire follows Marianne (Noémie Merlant), a painter, who is tasked with painting a portrait of Héloïse (Adèle Haenel), a soon-to-be bride, but must do so in secret. Unexpectedly though, both women find themselves falling for each other.Continue reading “Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019)”
Memories of Murder takes place in 1986 and follows a murder case in South Korea that is based on true events. Detectives Park (Song Kang-ho) and Seo (Kim Sang-kyung) take different approaches in their investigation, but they must come together in order to find the elusive killer.Continue reading “Memories of Murder (2003)”
2019 has been over for a while now, but now that I’ve seen 1917 which is competing in the Oscars this year, I can finally release my Top 10 list. 2019 was truly a great year for film and I hope that 2020 and beyond will be even more diverse both in front of and behind the camera, and that we continue to support original films and new voices. Keep in mind, I cannot see every new movie released and there are some 2019 movies I have not reviewed.Continue reading “Top 10 of 2019”
Pain & Glory follows a retired director, Salvador Mallo (Antonio Banderas), who is suffering from various physical pains while trying to navigate his life without filmmaking.Continue reading “Pain & Glory (2019)”
Parasite centers on a family living in poverty in South Korea, once they are able to secure jobs by working for a rich family, they are happy to work for them until things start to take a darker turn.
The Farewell is a film centered around the true story of a Chinese family who do not tell their grandmother that she has lung cancer. They travel to China to say their goodbyes by covering it as a wedding. This secret however hangs a huge toll over the family as they debate whether or not it is right for their “Nai Nai” to know.
My review for this film will be brief. Carmina or Bust is a Spanish movie about a mother who lives in Seville and runs a bar. Her bar has been robbed but she cannot prove it. So, she needs to get money to cover it. The movie plays out like a documentary. She reminiscences about her life, talks to the camera and audience, and talks about the events that happened over the past month.Continue reading “Carmina o revienta (2012) – in English & Spanish”