‘The Farewell’ provides a nuanced take on Chinese and American cultures and family dynamics. With an outstanding cast and beautiful cinematography, the film is emotional and personal in a way that reveals love and strength within a family despite tension and cultural differences.
The horror in this movie is definitely disturbing, though I personally expected more. A good amount of the horror takes place off-screen, and we are only ever exposed to the aftermath, which leads to the film feeling less like a horror movie and more like a study of grief and its emotional impacts.
I particularly enjoyed the musical aspect of the film. It was a great way of implementing some of Elton John’s greatest hits, such as “Tiny Dancer,” “Rocket Man,” “I’m Still Standing,” and “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.” Even if it did lead to the film feeling more episodic, songs were often used to seamlessly transition between large moments in John’s life.
“It does no harm to the romance of the sunset to know a little about it.”
If you lean your head downwards and close your eyes, you might just find yourself being shaken awake and told that it’s time to go.
Both individually famous figures in the classical music world, Perlman and Kissin performed together as a part of the historical Celebrity Series of Boston at Symphony Hall. Although the performed pieces are often thought of as violin sonatas with piano accompaniment, this concert demonstrated that they could almost be the opposite.
Nestled in a cozy corner of Porter Square’s residential neighborhood, NOCA Provisions couldn’t be a more fitting environment for a slow afternoon paired with a steaming cup of coffee. Among freshly made oat parfaits, an assortment of baked goods, and a daily menu selection, what stands out are their unique lattes.