esop has written 7 reviews for films rated ★★★★ during 2020.

  • Let Them All Talk

    Let Them All Talk

    ★★★★

    it was a delightful time letting them all talk

  • 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 ~

  • 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.

  • Mangrove

    Mangrove

    ★★★★

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

  • Run

    Run

    ★★★★

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

  • Possessor

    Possessor

    ★★★★

    hope i don't get possessed by someone and forced to do an assassination. seems bad!

    falls into the trap of some indie horror where the story is kinda bare, but the sci-fi premise is pretty interesting and there's a lot to like about it. really great, weird visuals as well as some wild, unsettling practical effects. the score is also particularly good, really gets into your bones and sets the tone very well. lots of gore so be warned.

  • Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)

    Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)

    ★★★★

    this movie is so much fun. love margot and jurnee. ewan is a great villain in this one too. one of dc's best movies, alright??