Movie 1: Parasite
It’s an interesting title from a brilliant Director, Bong Joon-ho. It takes more than a minute or two to sort out what’s happening. Is it a satire? Is it a comedy? The audience is held in suspense. It’s inventive, refreshing, off putting and sometimes all at the same time. It’s completely unique and likely to garner several nominations come awards season. Korean with English subtitles.
Movie 2: Jojo Rabbit
WOW! This is totally unique film making. It’s a farce, fantasy and drama concurrently. It’s also a holocaust drama. There are great subtleties in play. Apparently it’s intended as a satire but the hard reality of the holocaust is thinly veiled just below the surface. It’s hard to watch. It’s audacious to a fault.
Movie 3: Pain and Glory
This latest film by Pedro Almodovar is a reflection on life, memory, loss and passion. It appears at first to be somewhat biographical but it also seems a reflection on several character’s life journeys. We liked that it’s arguably “the most emotionally naked film this Director has ever made”. Spanish with English subtitles.