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Screener Squad: Burning

The Squad is back and this time they are covering a potential Oscar contender. Burning, South Korea’s submission to the Best Foreign Language category which follows Lee Jong-su (Yoo Ah-in) as he gets romantically involved with an old friend named Shin Hae-mi (Jeon Jong-so). After a trip to Africa, she returns with a new friend she made named Ben (Steven Yeun), who almost immediately rubs Jong-su the wrong way with his cryptic, sociopathic leanings on top of the mysterious fortune he seems to have amassed. How will the arrival of this new person affect the lives of this couple?

Shak already reviewed this movie on our TIFF Infestation podcast, but he decided to give this movie another shot with Justin and Davey in tow. After all, this is a movie with an over 90% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Will the second time be a charm?

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