REVIEW: Mudbound (2017)

Against the backdrop of rural Jim Crow America, two families – one black, one white – struggle with the hardships of making a living off the land. When members of each family return home after serving in WWII, there is elation, depression, forbidden friendship, and racial friction afoot.

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REVIEW: Okja (2017)

After being raised in rural South Korea for 10 years by a young girl named Mija (Seo-Hyun) and her grandfather (Byun Hee-bong), Okja, a genetically-modified ‘superpig’, is taken back to New York for a public event hosted by Okja’s creators, the Mirando Cooperation, spearheaded by CEO Lucy Mirando (Swinton). Mija has other ideas and, with the aid of an underground animal welfare group, a daring rescue mission ensues.