Jeremy has written 13 reviews for films rated ★★★★ during 2020.

  • First Cow

    First Cow

    ★★★★

    This movie left me much more hungry than I was expecting.

    Gorgeous to look at, and a beautiful story about genuine friendship. I seriously need to dive further into Reichardt’s work.

  • Fruitvale Station

    Fruitvale Station

    ★★★★

    Fuck all that “it’s manipulative” bullshit. That’s what films do. 

    This is wonderful, powerful, and wholly necessary.

  • Like Crazy

    Like Crazy

    ★★★★

    Long distance relationships will leave you in agony 😞

  • From Russia with Love

    From Russia with Love

    ★★★★

    Despite growing up playing the GameCube game of this for years, this is my first time seeing Bond’s second outing. I’ve seen Dr. No and Goldfinger, so this had to have slipped through the cracks.

    Anyway, it’s super enjoyable and the set pieces are wildly imaginative and influential. Rest In Peace, Mr. Bond.

  • ParaNorman

    ParaNorman

    ★★★★

    Still holds up.

  • Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

    Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

    ★★★★

    The first Borat was a cultural phenomenon and a wake-up call to the deep rooted bigotry in American culture.

    Borat 2: Pence Monkey (my abbreviated title) builds upon this foundation and takes it many steps further, with a heavier focus on misinformation, conspiracy theories, and dirty politics at a time in our nation’s history where such issues are in our faces and impossible to ignore. The cringe factor is perhaps even heavier this time around, making this a worthy sequel to one of the 21st century’s most unique and daring films.

  • Batman: Mask of the Phantasm

    Batman: Mask of the Phantasm

    ★★★★

    I thought I’d seen this one before but apparently not.

    Anyway, it’s beautiful and makes me want to revisit the animated series now more than ever.

  • Panic Room

    Panic Room

    ★★★★

    With a filmography including such revolutionary masterpieces like FIGHT CLUB and THE SOCIAL NETWORK, it is understandable why David Fincher's 2002 thriller PANIC ROOM is one of the more overlooked works in his career. It certainly has its genre tropes and the premise of the film itself is not too unique.

    However, PANIC ROOM is nonetheless one of the most engaging and unpredictable thrillers I have seen in some time. The sense of claustrophobia that Jodie Foster's Meg experiences extend…

  • BPM (Beats per Minute)

    BPM (Beats per Minute)

    ★★★★

    Beautiful and powerful and tender and important, albeit a little too long. Quickly falling in love with Adèle Haenel.

  • Bad Education

    Bad Education

    ★★★★

    Informative and powerful story about doing what is, unequivocally, the right thing.

    Possibly Jackman’s best performance. And that’s saying a lot after Logan. 


    My favorite film of 2020 so far.

  • The Birdcage

    The Birdcage

    ★★★★

    One of the funniest and most insightful commentaries on toxic masculinity for its time..

    Love you forever, Robin

  • Hustlers

    Hustlers

    ★★★★

    Really regret missing this one in theaters. A great ride and fall about cooperate greed with a unique feminist lens, surrounded by fantastic performances and editing.