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Too American for China, and too Chinese for America. I have no home.
I've watched movies for as long as I can remember, and I don't think I've ever watched one as personally affecting and emotional as The Farewell. It feels like Lulu Wang made it just for me; and even if it isn't perfect, deep down I think I've always just wanted a film where I don't feel like I'm from the outside looking in. Chinese-American stories are very…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
“They say that it is the practiced liar who can deceive. But so often the practiced and chronic liar deceives only himself; it is the man who all his life has been self-convicted of veracity whose lies find quickest credence.” - William Faulkner
Lee Chang-dong’s Burning is the cinematic equivalent to the life cycle of a single flame, from unassuming ignition to dusted ash.
Jong-su (Yoo Ah-in) and Ben (Steven Yeun) are perfect foils to each other’s strengths and weaknesses:…