Return to Seoul

An adoption story that wins you over. “Return to Seoul” is a different Korean film. It regards a young French-Korean woman named Freddie, who speaks French and a little English and not Korean, because she was put up for adoption,… Read More ›

Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio

Eye-popping stop-motion visuals and grade-A voices never lie. Two versions of “Pinocchio” have been released this year. Robert Zemeckis’ live-action remake of the 1940 Disney animated classic, which was condescending and unnecessary on all accounts, and Guillermo del Toro’s stop-motion… Read More ›

Decision to Leave

A riveting mystery about an insomniac detective and the woman who could be bad. I regret not reviewing the new South Korean opus “Decision to Leave” sooner, because like “Aftersun,” I wasn’t sure if I could squeeze it into my… Read More ›


Jerzy Skolimowski’s beautiful ode to donkeys. If this donkey embers on a journey where he meets good and bad people, then the new Polish drama “EO” is inspired by Robert Bresson’s 1966 French film “Au Hasard Balthazar,” which was also… Read More ›

White Noise

Let’s see how Baumbach, Driver, and Gerwig handle their fears of death. Noah Baumbach reunites with his fellow stars Adam Driver and Greta Gerwig for “White Noise,” a movie with various genres that rarely meet. It’s a horror movie, it’s… Read More ›

The Son

Florian Zeller’s follow-up is too cynical to handle its problems. Mental illness is no laughing matter. People stricken with it can either destroy themselves or clean themselves. And I’m not one to say. I’m just an autistic film critic who… Read More ›


Jonathan Majors and Glen Powell both earn their wings. Jonathan Majors and Glen Powell both have a fascinating connection in this Korean War movie called “Devotion.” It opens with the reminder that it was a “Forgotten War,” which lasted for… Read More ›

The Fabelmans

A Spielberg triumph in every way. The humble beginnings for how Steven Spielberg developed a passion for filmmaking includes him filming a train crash with his Lionel train set, and made some short films-a western called “The Last Gunfight” in… Read More ›

She Said

The emotional (it not perfect) biopic about how The New York Times exposed this horrible monster. What Harvey Weinstein did to a number of women is so disgusting that he deserves the 23-year prison sentence. This producer of a number… Read More ›

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