So Yun Um

Film Critic/Filmmaker. I watch 2 many filmz.

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  • Minari



    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    My initial thoughts: I LOVED IT. It was everything I wanted to see and more.

    Beyond the beautiful cinematography and sweeping music, it was the details that got me—herbal medicine, box of video tapes, & grandma’s Korea smell. I could go on and on...

    Also the performances! Steven Yeun and Alan Kim were utterly so fantastic but it was Han Yeri and legendary Korean actor, Youn Yuh-jung’s performances that gutted me. The subtlety in their expression, the way they moved their…

  • Tenet


    @ Paramount Drive-in

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  • Jennifer's Body

    Jennifer's Body

    When I first watched this for the very first time back in 2009, I called it a mediocre movie. Obvi, it's one of my fav films now.

  • Shirkers


    OMG. THIS FILM IS PERFECTION. It's bonkers, crazy beautiful, traumatic, and everything in between. Director Sandi Tan is a zany genius who balances this dark subject with such hope and whimsy. From start to finish, it's a ADHD wild ride! I could not help but also bawl at the end from the sheer love, passion, and tenacity that Sandi displayed for filmmaking.


    35mm @ The New Beverly