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Welcome to another installment of our monthly feature in which a rotating cast of film critics hold forth on the highs and lows of month of moviegoing. 5. Train To Busan Yeon Sang-ho's zombie action film has more stage presence that most American thrillers. Gong Yoo plays a deadbeat dad with enough money to pretend he's the responsible parent. His mettle, responsibility and love are all put to the test when he takes his daughter...
Welcome to another installment of our monthly feature in which a rotating cast of film critics hold forth on the highs and lows of month of moviegoing. The Wailing With some reflection, I've come to more fully appreciate the jagged shape and structure of Korean director Na Hong-jin's tragicomic horror movie. It shifts wildly in tone over the course of its two-and-half-hours, very much tailored to a lead character, a rural village policeman played...
Welcome to another installment of our monthly feature in which a rotating cast of film critics hold forth on the highs and lows of month of moviegoing. Kaili Blues This impressive debut feature by Bi Gan, who was all of 26 when he made it, contains the undisputed Shot of the Month, a 40-minute take that comprises most of the film’s latter half. The marathon sequence, a sort of lucid bobbing and weaving that...
Welcome to a new monthly feature in which a rotating cast of film critics hold forth on the highs and lows of month of moviegoing. 5. Everybody Wants Some!! I’ll admit that I didn’t have as much fun as others seemed to while watching this uncritical, good-timey, nostalgic portrait of a group of obnoxious Texas college baseball bros clowning around during the runup to the first day of class, and I certainly couldn’t “relate” to The...