Minari ★★★★★

Family dramas with deep-rooted tensions fuck me up, immigrant stories amidst a culture clash of westernization fuck me up, tender coming-of-age movies set in the south fuck me up, lovable grandmas fuck me up. So, yeah, this fucked me the fuck up.

Can’t remember the last time I saw something simultaneously so specific and universal. What a gift we’ve found in the voice of Lee Isaac Chung.

Also, not that we need my say on the matter in the mix, but what better version of a film about the harsh reality of working against the odds to achieve the so-called American Dream can you imagine than this? It’s shot in America, it’s set in America, it’s an American film. I’ll hear nothing to the contrary “various lazy & racist award shows”.

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