Mr. Tsai is a film critic with bylines in The New York Sun, Los Angeles Times,…
Its not-so-subtle reference to ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ is much more than a mere dig.
In a sense, the film offers as much escapism as do the blockbuster franchises playing at multiplexes, albeit for an entirely different crowd: Scenic coastal views. Vintage fashions. Legendary actresses doing an accent. People burying the hatchet.
The film’s central mysteries center around who steals from whom and who teaches whom a lesson.
A tale of rekindled romance waxes poetic about providence and reincarnation.
While not nearly as cohesive or bold as ‘Everything Everywhere,’ the Disney Plus series ‘American Born Chinese’ does offer unique depictions and insights.
The French filmmaker’s sense of wide-eyed wonder in his whimsical adventures is missing in the tale of Latte Pronto in ‘Fool’s Paradise.’