Jean-Luc has written 2 reviews for films rated ★★★★★ during 2018.

  • Almost Famous

    Almost Famous

    I came to Almost Famous late, only watching it for the first time in January of this year. It’s proven to be a double-edged sword--on the one hand, I missed out on potentially years of rewatches and gushing over my love for what has become my favorite film. On the other, I don’t know if I would have loved it with the fervor I do now had I watched it in high school. Perhaps I would have appreciated the baseline,…

  • Almost Famous

    Almost Famous

    ★★★★★

    I tend to have a hard time writing about coming of age films. Considering how much I love the genre, that's a bit of a contradiction. And, to be honest, Almost Famous is no exception. But between Almost Famous, Lady Bird, Call me By Your Name, and rewatches of Edge of Seventeen and 20th Century Women, I've spent a lot of time thinking about the genre, and why it's difficult to write about.

    Ultimately, I think it's because coming of…