The Third Murder ★★★★½

a little amused by the title choice of hirokazu kore-eda’s latest, “the truth” while watching this one. 

probably biased because it is kore-eda, i enjoyed this although the “truth” was obvious already from the first act. the expectation to be surprised by thrillers ruins films for me too often, so it depends on the other elements? not that there was anything groundbreaking here, but it is kore-eda and i love his consistency with themes lol. the actors’ performances are amazing, familiar faces but they never bother my experience with their previous roles. and i love the cinematography as always.

unusually high rating compared to the average but it feels right to me. again, i am biased haha