1917 (Sam Mendes, 2019)

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Exhaustingly captivating, this cinematic “one take” achievement deserves to be seen on the big screen.

Rating: ★★★★★

KIM JI-YOUNG, BORN 1982 (Kim Do-young, 2019)

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Further proof that: 1) it’s so difficult to be a woman in our current misogynistic and patriarchal society, 2) we need more open discussions regarding mental health, and 3) South Korean cinema is in full bloom.

Jung Yu-mi and Kim Mi-kyeong were so good here. Sinipon ako sa mag-nanay na ‘to.

Nung sinabi ni Gong Yoo na magbakasyon sila sa Busan, ang lakas talaga ng sigaw ko na “NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!”.

Rating: ★★★★☆

JOJO RABBIT (Taika Waititi, 2019)

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It’s Life is Beautiful by way of Wes Anderson.

Am I going to hell for having laughed so hard at this Holocaust comedy? Probably not, since it was obviously a satire.

The entire ensemble was fantastic (love the adorable Yorkie!), but Roman Griffin Davis was the absolute star of the show.

“Let everything happen to you: beauty and terror. Just keep going. No feeling is final.”

Rating: ★★★★☆