Writer and Film Critic
The Smiling Lieutenant 1931
Minor Lubitsch, but still a sophisticated soufflé done in his usual irresistible style. Very little of the comedy in this one comes from dialogue, but more so from visual gags and compositions.
After Yang 2021
Pacified, tender science-fiction drama about a family of four: Father Jake (Colin Farrell), mother Kyra (Jodie Turner-Smith), their Chinese adopted daughter Mika (Malea Emma Tjandrawidjaja) and their android Yang (Justin H. Min), who was purchased as a means to educate Mika on her Chinese heritage.
This is accomplished film video-essayist Kogonada’s second feature and like his first, Columbus (2017), it explores the fragility of human interactions in an architected environment. Some viewers may have a hard time being stirred beyond…
The General 1926
I'm not sure why people scoff at old movies. They are still new to those who have not seen them.
The Hottie & The Nottie 2008
Even though I can't quite recommend the film, I do recommend the DVD commentary for those who want to hear over and over again how "Paris has such a big heart".