IIHA has written 46 reviews for films rated ★★★★½ .

  • Babyteeth

    Babyteeth

    ★★★★½

    Can someone cast Eliza Scanlen in a role where she is not sick or dying?
    Although I did laugh several times, this is not a comedy. Each of the main characters were fully developed and wonderfully acted. The use of color and music added another tender texture to the emotional landscape. For a terminally ill teenager movie it was very grounded and genuine. It’s among my favorites so far this year.

  • Kajillionaire

    Kajillionaire

    ★★★★½

    Yes. More Miranda July, please. She makes me want to invent technology that allows us to experience other people’s stream of consciousness. She is brilliant!  Hilariously dark and just strange enough to suspend disbelief, Kajillionaire exceeded my expectations. There really aren’t words. You could put on a tracksuit and do a little dance on the sparkle emanating from Gina Rodriguez in the vastness of space or take a bubble bath drenched in neglect whilst convincing yourself Stockholm syndrome isn’t real. Just slap on a mask and venture to a nearby movie theatre and sitting smiling in the dark.

  • My Octopus Teacher

    My Octopus Teacher

    ★★★★½

    Extraordinary. It filled me with so much excitement for life. I literally cannot stop smiling.

  • Never Rarely Sometimes Always

    Never Rarely Sometimes Always

    ★★★★½

    The titular scene. There are not words. 
    What a beautifully delicate and raw film. I am still bathed in the emotional resonance it left behind.

  • Kiki

    Kiki

    ★★★★½

    “But more than anything, I love.”

  • Word Is Out: Stories of Some of Our Lives

    Word Is Out: Stories of Some of Our Lives

    ★★★★½

    These are my heroes. What a wonderful slice of history. Beautiful, matter of fact, and wholly affirming.

  • Young Adult

    Young Adult

    ★★★★½

    Mavis Gary is horrible and I LOVE her.

  • My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown

    My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown

    ★★★★½

    Imagine how horrible this could have been without the genius of Daniel Day-Lewis.

  • The Company

    The Company

    ★★★★½

    Ballet dancers are f-ing amazing and so is Robert Altman.

  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    ★★★★½

    Powerful ending to an incredibly entertaining film. The supporting cast was outstanding and Nicholson was at his absolute best. I feel inspired to shake things up and question authority! Wait, I don’t need an excuse for that...

  • Rewind

    Rewind

    ★★★★½

    We take the power back when we share our stories. We break the cycle by refusing to be silent. I want to express my gratitude to everyone who made this film.

  • The Godfather

    The Godfather

    ★★★★½

    How have I never seen this movie before today? 
    Well, probably because I actively avoided it. lol
    Like two hundred too many people told me how perfect it was and it turned me off. Plus, after watching Goodfellas, I was convinced I hated all gangster films. Which I may have still believed until today. But this film was f-ing great. Pacino was a total stud, Brando’s death is exactly how I wanna go, and now I understand about a million…