jpglickwebber has written 6 reviews for films rated ★★★½ during 2019.

  • Forgetting Sarah Marshall

    Forgetting Sarah Marshall

    ★★★½

    Doesn't hold up as well as I would've liked it to, but still quite funny.

  • Between Two Ferns: The Movie

    Between Two Ferns: The Movie

    Some weird tension in its lack of desire to fulfill dramatic beats while insisting on doing so anyway (I'd say just don't do it, but then you miss out on Phoebe Bridgers and Matt Berninger). And a few jokes land particularly poorly (they try and fail to justify a hacky Caitlyn Jenner joke). And it never quite lives up to the McConaughey section. Still, I think it just barely justifies not just doing 10 Between Two Ferns episodes, and Aukerman is totally solid as a director which is nice.

  • Grass

    Grass

    ★★★½

    If you use too much shot/reverse shot in your dialog scenes you have to do a shot for shot Hong Sang-Soo remake as penance.

  • Booksmart

    Booksmart

    ★★★½

    You can't turn Oh Baby down in the mix like that

  • Gloria Bell

    Gloria Bell

    ★★★½

    Glad someone finally made a good movie for the olds. Sebastian Lelio is going to direct a Best Picture winner, hopefully he doesn't have to sell out to do it.

  • Big Fish

    Big Fish

    ★★★½

    This rating is probably generous, but I am extremely moved by what it is trying and largely failing to do.