emma has written 2 reviews for films rated ★★★★½ .

  • Minari

    Minari

    ★★★★½

    an extremely gentle, genuine, and touching film. the lack of defined plot allows us to carefully notice the smaller details that depict this family's struggle, and the objective point of view lets us absorb family dynamics through small and elaborate gestures. the style and the depiction of small but meaningful interactions culminate into a moving message about the importance of having your family as a support system. i was so moved by this film!

  • The Farewell

    The Farewell

    ★★★★½

    "in the east, a person's life is part of a whole."

    damn. i miss my family in china. i miss my grandma's 油面 and the way my grandpa rarely talked, but his eyes lit up as we gathered as a family. i miss my aunt going to the fruit vendors at 5 fucking am to get the freshest peaches. these are all little things the farewell reminded me of. seeing their family on my laptop screen was just like seeing…