Siân Heder

Review: CODA

Review: CODA

Year: 2021 | Rating: Based on some of the takes I've seen regarding this film and its perceived deservedness of its Best Picture award at this year's Academy Awards, I was not expecting to love CODA, but goddamnit...I just did. I've seen so much criticism about this film being a "crowd-pleaser" that was perceived as a lesser film than many of the other nominated films, but to me, CODA much less of a "Hallmark movie" (other peoples' words, not mine) than, say Minari (which received universal acclaim in 2020), mostly because the latter relies on a terribly contrived and tonally-inconsistent climax to drive…
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