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Reactions out of the early awards festivals raved at the plot's twists and turns, but these expectations should be tempered. Bong’s script works at a subtle and restrained pace. "Parasite" is a comedy and a tragedy that never abandons one genre for the other.

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Three time Oscar-winning filmmaker Ang Lee — “Brokeback Mountain,” “Life of Pi” (Best Director) and “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” (Best Foreign Language Film) — seems drawn to technological advancements that aid in telling stories that otherwise couldn’t be told.

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“Hustlers” has many montages in it. The most important is Jennifer Lopez’ entrance, which is wild, glittery, nasty and impressive. Her physicality, along with nearly everything else, is on full display.

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Whatever “Mean Creek” director Jacob Estes was going for with “Don’t Let Go,” an experiment in “Memento” type writing structure, or a modern update of “Frequency,” it’s a spectacular failure.

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There was a time back in the ’90s, where action films had believable plots. You could have a thrill ride like “The River Wild” or “Air Force One” for instance, with brilliant lead performances, gripping action scenes and everything in the story was plausible.

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Lulu Wang’s “The Farewell” was one of the most buzzed-about films at Sundance 2019, and it’s no surprise its already breaking box office records in its limited release.