Eva has written 5 reviews for films rated ★★★★★ during 2021.

  • Spontaneous Combustion

    Spontaneous Combustion

    ★★★★★

    more than anything else, a family melodrama (hooper is infinitely better on filial neuroses than spielberg, whatever people might say), "america's first nuclear family" caught in the conflagration of atomic flame as it scurries surreptitiously across a generational gap to devour new bodies. hooper has us dining at cafe kitsch with b movie flair - hope everyone who loved twin peaks the return part 8 appreciates that hooper saw those demons first. it melts - nothing else - just plastic;…

  • Showgirls

    Showgirls

    ★★★★★

    not anti-spectacle, or the deflation of spectacle, as in Starship Troopers but the sexually ecstatic zenith which represents what spectacle can do when the myth is turned inside out to reveal its blindingly bright gleaming mechanical innards. we take the cash we cash the check we show em what they wanna see. truer words never spoken. elizabeth berkley plays the gnostic seeker and representative of every eternally young and eternally hungry girl looking to put the world in her teeth,…

  • Revolutionary Girl Utena

    Revolutionary Girl Utena

    ★★★★★

    grand, ornately wrought with biblical scale and intimate psychodramatic detail. repeats and repeats and repeats itself, each repetition a bolt in the cozy coffin of a princeling who wants such a pathetic thing as to merely recapture the glory days of his youth. ufo shadow girls pantomime greek choruses which trivialize and dramatize at once, and children duel for their right to personal miracles in the shadow of a castle whose promise they have always known to be nought but…

  • New Rose Hotel

    New Rose Hotel

    ★★★★★

    memory like a chopped n screwed remix, memory like a double helix unwinding, unzipped and contorted into new shapes by the activities of the tiny scuttling things without will, the microbiological elements that make the blood blood, the skin skin, the flesh flesh. a claustrophobic space with a gun and nothing to do but look into the mutable inside, though "it does not befit, behoove a gentleman to introspect": hunting, being hunted, always, is the life that befits a gentleman.…

  • Summer Vacation 1999

    Summer Vacation 1999

    ★★★★★

    i am in tremendous pain