Month: June 2017

“Okja” Movie Review by Daniel Barnes

Okja (2017; Bong Joon Ho) GRADE: B By Daniel Barnes “High-Energy Genre Subversion” More high-energy genre subversion from South Korean writer-director Bong Joon Ho (Snowpierecer; The Host; Memories of Murder), who this time uses a Spielberg-ian children’s fantasy template to bluntly satirize issues related to animal rights, environmental destruction and corporate […]

Harmonium Movie Review

“Harmonium” Movie Review by Daniel Barnes

Harmonium (2017; Kôji Fukada) GRADE: B By Daniel Barnes Over one year after winning the Un Certain Regard Jury Prize at Cannes 2016, this repressed and implosive Japanese tragedy finally receives a limited stateside release. Mariko Tsutsui stars as Akié, unsatisfied small-town wife of a withdrawn machinist named Toshio (Kanji […]

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