• In the archives after one viewing but I can’t go beyond a simple recommend – the film was successful in its goals but didn’t find the ambition to have a high degree of difficulty
  • I thought the music drops were a little random—certainly didn’t set a consistent tone or frame
  • A strong lead performance from Awkwafina—it was a tough role… for the bulk of her film she’s slumping, hanging her head dourly and rarely uses her obvious comedic talents—but she’s still our vehicle into this narrative for its entirety and it’s not a tough hang which is a triumph in it of itself
  • A great shot of her and her father Tzi Ma at the massage place
  • The slow-motion walk–  Reservoir Dogs-opening characters walking down the street
  • I think the bird symbolism was pretty clearly from Haneke’s Amour—lacked his formal weight
  • Recommend