This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
I think the key to unlock the mysteries of Burning is the ‘tangerine peel’ scene, which is described as something that sucks “the reality from everything around you” by the narrator of Haruki Murakami's ‘Barn Burning’ (the short story it's based upon).
The viewer is often left to question the reality of what does or does not happen on the screen, which is what any good thriller should do.
But, at two and a half hours, the film is sparse…