Excerpt: Oh hey it’s The Nice Guy’s Complaint done up arthouse style, meant to render male entitlement, unwarranted sexual jealousy, and personal ineffectualness as something deep and meaningful. It’s not.
Excerpt: There’s a meta-narrative aspect to Burning wherein the film’s characters are characters in life—symbols poked and prodded in some grand experiment to find humanity’s breaking point. It’s an illusory thriller infused with sex, mystery, and murder wherein retribution arrives once consequences become less important than pride.
Excerpt: Starring Yoo Ah In, Steven Yeun and Jeon Jong-seo, filmmaker Lee Chang-dong’s ‘Burning’ refuses to pin down to conventional norms of film writing. Atmospheric and filled with gorgeous frames, the film is a reader’s delight.