While the film attempts to explore the complexities of a family fragmented by cultural and geographic barriers, its unconvincing character development makes the plot seem forced and the protagonist unsympathetic.
The long wait is over; ‘Tower of God’ finally has an anime, and even if it is not all what I hoped, I am still finding it enjoyable. We are thrown into a world with little explanation, and the sheer novelty and expanse of the Tower compels me to keep climbing.
‘Itaewon Class’ is a tour de force David versus Goliath showdown in the ebullient Itaewon tourism district: a cliche plotline rescued by an intriguing setting, colorful characters, and plenty of heart.
Sizzling romance. Lavish estates. European backdrop. Default British people for an English movie that is set in Europe.
‘Plata Quemada’ is truly a living graphic novel, born somewhere between a film noir thriller and a theatrical play, and something worth experiencing.
In the new documentary ‘East Lake Meadows: A Public Housing Story,’ directors Sarah Burns and David McMahon remind us that housing is not just a building where we live; it’s intertwined with where we work, what opportunities our children have, and how we interact with the rest of society.
The ideas in ‘Burden’ are ultimately more compelling than their execution.
Middle-aged mothers Tracey and Cynthia have each put in around 20 years at Olstead’s, the local steel plant, clocking in as soon as they graduated high school. When the managers decide that it’s time to cut salaries and bring in migrant workers to replace the old-timers — and when even the worker’s unions decide to fight back — tensions start to rise.
In a society saturated by high-production, polished content everywhere from films to social media, artist Zack Villere chooses to stay exactly himself. A week after releasing his second album, ‘Cardboard City’, Villere came to Sonia in Cambridge to perform a concert just as candid as his music.