Tag: jake gyllenhaal

“Okja”

Okja (2017; Dir.: Bong Joon Ho) GRADE: B By Daniel Barnes *Premieres Wednesday, June 28, on Netflix. 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, […]

2014 END-OF-YEAR CRAMFEST CAPSULES, PART V (THE FINAL CHAPTER)

Wednesday, December 3 Unbroken (Dir.: Angelina Jolie; GRADE: C) Reviewed for the SN&R on 12/25/14. The Congress (Dir.: Ari Folman; GRADE: B+) Expansive philosophical head-trip from Waltz with Bashir director Folman deals with issues of performance and perception, and the impermanence of artistic identity in a disposable culture.  The […]

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