Minari ★★★½

disagree with the very liberal use of the word tender to describe this -- I think delicate is much more fitting and it's hard to ignore the looming pressures and hardships constantly around this family whether financially or socially. tiny moments here and there work really well ("that's my smart boy!!") and I think this does a good job at telling the story it does, even with familiar set ups that make it feel a little tired, but ultimately I don't think this lives up to the potential it shows. regardless, i'm very glad it exists, everybody's great in this and those editing rhythms are undercelebrated for sure. maybe not what i'd give the majority of its nominated awards to but i can't see myself getting mad at any potential wins if I tried.

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