Jean-Luc has written 4 reviews for films rated ★★★★½ during 2018.

  • Suspiria

    Suspiria

    ★★★★½

    Somehow this movie gets better every time I rewatch it.

  • Victoria

    Victoria

    “I’m not a bad guy I just… I did a bad thing.”

    The “bad-people-doing-good-things” trope is one that is equal parts interesting and over used. The story of the reluctant hero is one that people (myself included) tend to gravitate towards. This can make for some truly exceptional film – one need look not further than 2013’s American Hustle for that to become abundantly clear. What we tend to shy away from, however, is the inverse of that trope. It’s…

  • Wonder Woman

    Wonder Woman

    I saw Wonder Woman in the exact same theater where I saw Batman vs Superman. I got a good seat for Wonder Woman though, so right off the bat, the experience was an improvement. Walking out of the theater after BvS, I was upset. Angry, even. I was tired of Zach Snyder’s bullshit, cynical take on superheroes. I was seething.

    Walking out of that same theater earlier today was a completely different experience. I had a massive grin on my…

  • Hereditary

    Hereditary

    ★★★★½

    Powered heavily by Toni Collette's outstanding performance, Hereditary is the most affecting horror film I've seen in years. Not a moment goes by where I wasn’t deeply disturbed or unsettled, to the point I fear my writing on the film may come up short. Even in the case it doesn’t, I doubt there is anything I can say that will adequately prepare you for the experience.

    Hereditary is not for the faint of heart.

    My experience with it was colored…