Movie Diary 2/10/2021

Minari (Lee Isaac Chung, 2020). A mostly charming memory film, about a 1980s Korean-American family trying their luck with an Arkansas farm. Some old-fashioned storytelling devices explain the enthusiasm for the movie’s awards chances, and the lead actors are very good; Steven Yeun is stalwart as the determined father, but the real standout is Yeri Han as the skeptical mother, bracing for disappointment at each new turn in the story. It feels a little more like a decent novella than a movie, maybe, but the decency is key.

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