Nick has written 4 reviews for films rated ★★ during 2020.

  • The Rental

    The Rental

    ★★

    Really confusing experience all together. It has a nice build up, the lighting is really nice, and it sets up its drama well, but that third act deflates tension like no other and this is ultimately what makes this film weak.

    The whole set up was totally irrelevant to where we ended up, it just left me wondering why all this character work was done. They spend the first hour building drama through character but then suddenly that drama has…

  • Possessor

    Possessor

    ★★

    Maybe I should have waited till I could have subtitles, because all of the performances are mumbled and dont know why. It had some cool effects and Christopher Abbot always gives a great performance, by virtue of his powerful physical pressence. The same goes for Andrea Risenborough who also excells at being screen pressence through her physical performances. Other than that, I really didnt like anything. Its production is fine all around, its well shot, creatively lit and directed, etc.…

  • Crash

    Crash

    ★★

    The fuck was that? Was Paul Haggis delusional or was scientology just pumping him full of praise? But scientologist didn't make this movie, a lot of other much more talented people did. Why would Terrence Howard choose to play this role? Why Michael Pena? Why Don Cheeto? Brendan, what happened? How can you go from the Mummy to this?

    Okay, in all seriousness, this is not as bad of a movie as people make it out to be, but thats…

  • Color Out of Space

    Color Out of Space

    ★★

    This was just frustrating to watch. It starts out with wayyyyy too much exposition to begin. Then once exposition is over, it just gets annoying. Honestly, I really get that its influencing their decision making but thats not a good enough excuse to just have dumb shit constantly happening. Maybe if it were executed better, with a good pace, good editing, good fucking lighting, and just, the feeling that they tried. Sure, some effects are cool, but most are pretty…