SON OF SAUL ★★★★★
Utterly gripping. Exemplary filmmaking. Masterful use of depth of field and framing, allied to subject matter.
Stylish, but soap operatic high concept thriller. Moral too heavy-handed, and the plotting creaked.
THE PROGRAM ★★☆☆☆
Pedestrian. Leaden dialogue, and lacks insight. Contrast the compelling THE ARMSTRONG LIE.
THE DAUGHTER ★★★★★
"One must never place a loaded rifle on the stage if it isn't going to go off," Chekhov.
Superbly calibrated drama.
Seriously fun South Korean period action movie. Doesn't match THE GOOD THE BAD THE WEIRD, but then what does?