esop has written 19 reviews for films during 2020.

  • Wonder Woman 1984

    Wonder Woman 1984

    ★★★

    it wouldn't be a DC movie if I didn't hit the point that felt like the climax and look at the clock to realize there's 40+ minutes left

  • Soul

    Soul

    ★★★★½

    pete docter has always been the best director at pixar. more like pete directer!

  • Klaus

    Klaus

    ★★★★½

    beautiful animation, beautiful story, beautiful movie!!

  • Let Them All Talk

    Let Them All Talk

    ★★★★

    it was a delightful time letting them all talk

  • Black Bear
  • Sound of Metal

    Sound of Metal

    ★★★★

    really fantastic sound design and an emotionally gripping story. constantly surprised me in a good way, never falling back on easy storytelling cliches. just a tender movie all around ~

  • Ammonite

    Ammonite

    ★★★½

    doesn't quite have the same depth or chemistry as god's own country but it was still good. i like that francis lee is carving out his niche of "gay romance with people doing complicated manual labor"

  • Mank

    Mank

    ★★★★

    can't imagine ever calling another human being "mank." probably closer to 7.5/10 but I'll round up for my boy finchy.

  • Happiest Season

    Happiest Season

    ★★★★★

    it truly was...the happiest season

    everything about this was great. love everyone in it, very funny, very heartwarming, just great all around.

  • Mangrove

    Mangrove

    ★★★★

    hits some familiar notes but executed exceptionally well. powerful performances, compelling writing, beautiful cinematography. steve mcqueen is one of the greats!!

  • Dreamland

    Dreamland

    ★★★

    watching margot is always a DREAM and there were several good moments in this but they kinda didn't culminate in much and the ending didn't really LAND

  • Run

    Run

    ★★★★

    gets kinda buckwild by the end but overall pretty tense and exciting. would hate for sarah paulson to stare at me intently