4+ star films are recommended.
"Favorite Films" are my most recent 5 star first-time watches.
This is a film more interested in telegraphing its Asianness than in saying anything interesting about it. It regurgitates all of the pieties that Asian-Americans love to repeat about themselves: yellow people have better food, yellow people throw better parties, and, above all, yellow people care more about family and the communal dimensions of life. It’s not as if there isn’t a kernel of truth to each of these—but the film insists on them so stridently, in such a flatly…