The Farewell is a funny, poignant, and ultimately uplifting dramedy that contrasts Chinese and Western cultural values when a New York-based Chinese family return to the homeland to farewell the beloved terminally ill matriarch, who is unaware of her grim diagnosis.
Amazing Grace is an “instant” classic of the music doco genre, featuring a rhapsodic live gospel performance by Aretha Franklin at the height of her powers in 1972 (“instant” because the film has only just been released due to technical and legal issues – O happy day!).
Inspired by an era that is special to him, writer/director Tarantino is at his masterful best in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, as are DiCaprio and Pitt as the two leads. The film of the year so far.