Vadim has written 1 review for films rated ★★★★½ during 2020.

  • Yi Yi

    Yi Yi

    ★★★★½

    "The most endearing character—Ota, Issey Ogata’s nearly saintly Japanese video game mogul—is now the oddest element. The skyscraper where dad NJ (Wu Nien-jen) works has an amazing view, enhanced by pigeons regularly flying out at pretty magical moments—a real gift to any shoot, since I can’t imagine bird wranglers were perched out of frame in a crane (none are listed in the credits anyway). Ogata comes to make his pitch, then—while NJ is conferring with his venal partners about how…