“‘A Quiet Passion’ is at its best when its silence is broken by images, not words.”
“There is no right way to negotiate these expectations, and no way to outrun them: they simply exist as a part of life.”
“Ultimately, Ang Lee delivers a smart war film that offers a great deal of empathy to its social actors while still remaining critical of imperialist impulses in American culture.”
“This portrait of an aging artist engages with and refuses the idea that artistic and social isolation is anything but selfish.”
“Neruda’s shining star is Luis Gnecco, who brings the poet back to life.”
A Column on Film Criticism by Justine A. Smith
“‘Train to Busan’ becomes obsessed with how its characters will face the various obstacles thrown at them, but the film does not operate with a human desire for justice.
A Weekly Column on Love and Erotica in Cinema by Justine A. Smith