Inspired by Rik’s effort post in the other thread. I know everyone’s going to say Uncut Gems and Parasite, but fuck it:
1. Uncut Gems
edit: I can’t find the old post I made about it, but I thought Bong managed to portray usual grievances about social inequality and depriving people of dignity and status better than in his other movies.
3. Saint Frances
Indiewood dramedy about a woman who gets an abortion then a job as a nanny looking after a lesbian couple’s IVF kids. Avoids being one for the carelords because all its characters behave like real people.
4. System Crasher
German movie about a young girl moving through the country’s childcare system. A bit tropey but the actor who plays the lead is great and there is a good mix of and moments.
5. Midnight Family
Good news, America - Mexico’s healthcare system is even more fucked up than yours. This is a doc about a family who run one of Mexico City’s private ambulances because the city had about nine state-owned ones. It’s basically Nightcrawler if it was real and about first-responders.