New from A Reel of One’s Own by Andrea Thompson: Poverty Rots the Soul in the Stellar Brazilian Drama ‘Charcoal’

If the TIFF film Charcoal has a peer in its shrewd analysis of class, violence, and corruption, the most likely is Bong Joon-ho’s devastating 2019 masterpiece Parasite. And writer-director Carolina Markowicz is just as uninterested in sugarcoating her themes in her feature debut.



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