Jeremy has written 86 reviews for films during 2020.

  • Fargo

    Fargo

    ★★★★★

    Pancake house over hookers any day 😎

  • Doctor Sleep

    Doctor Sleep

    ★★★½

    The recasts were solid but definitely detracted from me getting fully invested in the story.

    I just found it so odd seeing a “Kubrick sequel” turn into a semi-action thriller, shot on digital. Still, for what Doctor Sleep does, it does well and brings a whole new mythos to the character and legacy of Danny Torrance.

  • Blindspotting

    Blindspotting

    ★★★★½

    Essential.

  • The Royal Tenenbaums

    The Royal Tenenbaums

    ★★★★½

    I sometimes forget how good an actress Gwyneth Paltrow can be

  • Dunkirk

    Dunkirk

    ★★★★★

    You know, Nolan has some legendary sci-fi films in his catalogue.

    But this could be his greatest achievement.

  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    ★★★★★

    For years this was my favorite film of all time. 

    I don’t know if I can still call this the #1, but strangely enough I feel as if I appreciate Forman’s masterpiece more than ever.

  • Embrace of the Serpent

    Embrace of the Serpent

    ★★★★★

    Possibly better than Aguirre? 

    An entrancing experience that forces you to pay attention. Cio Guerra's film is a haunting one, comprised of both beautiful photography and framing, and a script that takes us through time to different moments of the colonizing of the Amazon. It's important that people know these stories.

  • After Hours

    After Hours

    ★★★★★

    Maaaaan, I would’ve kicked that transit guy in the teeth. And that cab driver. And that bouncer. 

    After Hours really got under my skin and kept me on the edge of my seat, even with this feeling of restlessness that I had throughout the runtime. This felt like a sort of perfect hybrid between Eyes Wide Shut, Mulholland Dr., and Good Time, and it’s a genuine treat whenever Marty works on small scale, low-budget features like we have here. 

    Certainly a fever-dream masterpiece.

  • Spirited Away

    Spirited Away

    ★★★★★

    Had only seen in parts before.

    Absolutely worth the praise and, although it may not be my favorite Miyazaki (that title belongs to Princess Mononoke), it’s definitely his most beautiful film I’ve seen. Possibly even the most beautiful animated film I’ve ever seen, if I’m being honest.

  • The Irishman

    The Irishman

    ★★★★★

    A miracle of a movie, and the best swan song to come from our greatest living director.

  • Message from the King

    Message from the King

    ★★★

    This is going to be tough

  • Under the Skin

    Under the Skin

    ★★★★★

    Scarlet Johansson is a great fuckin actress and you cannot convince me otherwise.


    Also watching this having now read the book, which is incredible in its own right, but the film is simply lightning in a bottle.