‘Lucky Grandma’ Review: An Electrifying Tsai Chin Deals a Cool Hand in This Sharp, Screwy Black Comedy [Tribeca]
Posted on Sunday, April 28th, 2019 by Hoai-Tran Bui
Too often in cinematic history, Chinatown has acted as some exotic backdrop or dangerous enemy territory through which our (usually white) protagonist must venture in order to reach their goal. But in Lucky Grandma, this New York City neighborhood feels like home. A grimy, at-times hostile home. But a living, breathing home that is the irreplaceable setting for director and co-writer Sasie Sealy‘s outrageously funny, unquestionably cool black comedy about a chain-smoking grandma who finds herself in the middle of a Chinatown gang war.