The thought of undergoing very human processes like joy, grief, regret, revolution in a filmic landscape always brought me comfort. We are granted a retreat to worlds more malleable bound only by artistry. It obscures things but also makes it easier, lessens the blow. Then the cut to a bustling semi urban street, this documentary like image. It's time to go back to real life. As sweet as it is, it takes more than a film to immortalize her and…
As the old woman makes the leap to safety, we are challenged to sentence her fate. Were her actions motivated by protection? Holding on to what remains of her biggest failure? Was it to safeguard the ounces of integrity her daughter in law had left?
Or was she a personification of the unbridled conservatism that has doomed us throughout history, lashing out at the world that seems to leave her behind.
Does she belong in the pit of monsters disillusioned…
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings 2021
Awkwafina keeps ruining trailers lol