Burning ★★★

The only times I’ve thought about this since leaving the theater are when articles about how great it is pop up on my timeline. Burning is gorgeously shot and acted, but it left me with nothing to examine. It contains layers and multiple mysteries, sure, but they all peel back rather easily. What proves to be a very ambiguous viewing experience turns out to be rather direct in the end. This is shockingly overt, from the dialogue to the incredibly slow pace that makes certain you take notice of little details that were supposed to be subtle. We spend so much time with these characters, but in the end, what did we learn?

Anyway, watch About Elly dir. Ashgar Farhadi.

Rating: 52/100

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