There’s seldom an Asian-American film that has such remarkable action sequences while also having an engagingly fun story. Sometimes it’s more plot than great action, and other times it’s great action and stunts with a barely-visible story. Of course, there are exceptions to this rule, and Triple Threat is one of them.
The actor might not be as handsome as Mercury and might not do much actual singing (it’s all Freddie), but he’s nearly as magnetic, and he makes you believe that that voice is coming out of that body — an amazing feat.
Call this actors’ duet sentimental and simplistic at your own peril. Green Book may well move you, possibly to tears, at the thought of real social change and kindness (at a time when we need it badly).
The Invisibles" is four separate narratives, woven together, pulled along by the interview subjects providing their testimony for the camera. These people are all in their 80s and 90s, and their memories of those days are vivid.
For roughly the first 50 minutes of “Parkland: Inside Building 12,” students and teachers recall last year’s attack at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in harrowing detail: who heard what and when, who hid where, which doors were locked, who was bleeding or killed. Much of the second hour is then devoted to remembering the 17 dead, one by one.
Brendan J. Byrne’s documentary “One Million American Dreams” guides the viewer through several true narratives of how one might end up there. These stories can be heartbreaking. There’s a mother who had no funds to bury her dead infant. And a Cuban émigré working to send money to his family back home, who fell prey to dementia before dying incommunicado.