Nick has written 3 reviews for films rated ★★★★★ during 2021.

  • Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father

    Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father

    ★★★★★

    Dear Zachary may be the most essential piece of filmmaking this side of 2000. The necessity with which the story is told (16mm, camcorder, rough editing, DIY style, etc.) makes the almost second person perspective of storytelling all the more impactful. The humanity on display here is life-affirming and moving unlike any other piece of art. It's absolutely the pinnicle of genuine filmmaking. If I could only preserve one piece of media to represent what humanity was about, this would be it.

  • Angst

    Angst

    ★★★★★

    First time watching the 87 minute theatrical cut and its clear the prologue is unnecessary. It doesn't really take away from the film because the sequence is good enough, but it just doesn't feel as focused as the 79 minute director's cut. Without that prologue, we are instantly thrust into a very oppressive and evocative atomsphere that the prologue doesn't match the prologue.

  • Roar

    Roar

    ★★★★★

    Not good.