Review: ‘Marcel The Shell With Shoes On,’ I Laughed, I Cried

Jenny Slate and Isabella Rossellini star in the best film of the year, directed by Dean Fleischer Camp.  I am a solo traveler in the world of cinema.  Sometimes, other people accompany me on individual jaunts. Mostly, it’s just me and the movies. And that is perfectly fine with me. The better movies invite me to accompany them on their individual jaunts, building a nest … Continue reading Review: ‘Marcel The Shell With Shoes On,’ I Laughed, I Cried

Review: ‘Minari,’ It’s All About Family

Steven Yeun stars in director Lee Isaac Chung’s beguiling tale about a Korean family and their new farm in Arkansas during the 1980s. Families come in all sizes, shapes, colors, and races. We know this to be true, yet the sight of a new, “different” family coming into our neighborhood nowadays can still stir old resentments and, sadly, old prejudices.  How much more so, then, … Continue reading Review: ‘Minari,’ It’s All About Family