Movies: Parasite, Jojo Rabbit, Pain and Glory

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.

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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.

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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.

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2 thoughts on “Movies: Parasite, Jojo Rabbit, Pain and Glory”

  1. Glad that you two are back. I’ve been looking forward to your review of Parasite. I’m going to check it out.

    I’m not so sure on JoJo Rabbit. I don’t know if I could get into a comedy about the Holocaust.

    Thanks for keeping me up to date in cinema news.

  2. You reviewed two of the films I was wondering about: Parasite and JoJo Rabbit. Both are kinda left field that they could either be really good or really bad. I’m still wondering about Jojo Rabbit; you said it was hard to watch and yet it is listed as a comedy…and drama. So, would I like it??

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