nancerrez has written 177 reviews for films during 2018.

  • Incredibles 2

    Incredibles 2

    ★★★½

    Wholesome.

  • Isle of Dogs

    Isle of Dogs

    ★★★★

    I think animation may be Wes Anderson’s true calling. He really thrives in these fantasical worlds, where his imagination can roam and delight us. The animation is made breathtaking with his meticulous precision, and the characters are entitled to their cartoonish flair.
    But more importantly, this is when Anderson’s genuineness and heart really, really comes through. 


    And bless your heart, Wes. The world could use more of it.

  • The Favourite

    The Favourite

    Giving a proper review after a second viewing but right now:
    - Thank you Yorgos for this DIVINE GIFT
    - The three leads bring their A+ game. Colman is the Queen tho
    - Emma Stone is better here than in Lalalalalland
    - Rachel WeIS MY DADDY

  • Annihilation

    Annihilation

    I really enjoyed this. Though branded as science fiction, the film basically descends into a philosophical take on the concept of human identity and self. Imperfections are there (for one, the dialogue sometimes hits you over the head). But I was captured by the 'Shimmering' right from the start, a place both dream-like and nightmarish in its visuals, and one that manages to feel authentically beautiful, yet eerily haunting
    And it delivered a few surprises, too. One of those gems that makes an applaudable effort to challenge how we think.

  • Vertigo

    Vertigo

    ★★★★½

    Hitchcock was on point with how he treats his blondes with this one, gotta give him that

  • Black Mirror: San Junipero

    Black Mirror: San Junipero

    ★★★★½

    There is so much I can say about this episode but my brain cells just wanna OOOH BABY DO YOU KNOW WHAT’S WORTH?

  • The Miseducation of Cameron Post

    The Miseducation of Cameron Post

    new update —
    CONFIRMED: that performance was natural indeed

  • The Miseducation of Cameron Post

    The Miseducation of Cameron Post

    This film was a lot funnier than I expected, and I appreciate how themes like this (that's in reality very dark, and hits a little too close to home) are elevated by a good dose of lightness. But the psychological journey of Cameron didn't quite fully build up and pay off for me, so while I genuinely enjoyed it, it wasn't as affecting as I'd expected.

    (Chloë Grace Moretz definitely gives one of her finer performances here. It just felt...natural.)

  • Deadpool 2

    Deadpool 2

    ★★★

    This entire film should just have been Keeping up with the X-men cuz Colossus, TNW and Yukio are the CUTEST

  • Beautiful Boy

    Beautiful Boy

    have not watched this yet but I was at the premiere of Beautiful Boy in my tiny country watching another movie, and I had literally not seen so many ppl in that tiny arthouse cinema or so many gays/hipsters/film majors (probably all at once) so Twinkothee Chalamet is a TRUE icon.

  • Shoplifters

    Shoplifters

    I have to say this did not quite meet my high expectations (inevitably hyped by Cannes), but the film is undeniably well-made, tender and poignant. There is a lot that is said in the film's undertones, but Kore-eda does not let any of it boil to the surface. In fact, in perhaps the film's most climactic scene, Sakura Ando's Nobuyo repeatedly uses the motion of brushing her hair back to disguise wiping away her tears. It is a powerful, powerful, muted…

  • Hereditary

    Hereditary

    Problem with horror is that I am too busy trying to defend myself instead of forming any sort of opinion