nancerrez has written 177 reviews for films during 2018.

  • Maniac

    Maniac

    ★★★★

    “You get therapy, and you get therapy, and EVERYONE gets THERAPY!!!”

  • Maniac

    Maniac

    ★★★★

    An extra half star for entertainment value. Starts off a little slow but its a thrill ride from there. Felt lied to because this short series really isn’t sci-fi or a deep psyche study, but rather, at the heart of it, a story of romance/friendship, of human connection. 
    So I think it’s a bold move for Fukunaga to experiment with meshing a million genres (and just as many ideas) in this format, and it’s an achievement (especially technically) that the end product is coherent and entertaining. The downside is that it leaves quite a few rough edges. 

    But what’s not to enjoy about this acid trip?

  • The Darjeeling Limited

    The Darjeeling Limited

    While I regard this as Wes Anderson’s most aesthetically beautiful film, it also has cinematography that is surprisingly, more grounded in realism than usual. This also applies to the plot, as emotional themes at work here are more serious, and are given more weight (but not examined much further beyond the surface, it seems).
    This is where the film sometimes falters for me, in balancing the serious nature of family dysfunction and other matters with Anderson's typical dry, whimisical wit…

  • Kill Bill: Vol. 2

    Kill Bill: Vol. 2

    ★★★★

    Content wise, actually liked this more than the first

  • Kill Bill: Vol. 1

    Kill Bill: Vol. 1

    ★★★★

    A supreme arthouse exercise in ultra-violence, epic cinematography and chreography. Also contains some very funny set-pieces. Though with vol. 1 and even 2, I just happen to find the actual plot less entertaining, considering other things were brilliant.

  • The Silence of the Lambs

    The Silence of the Lambs

    ★★★★½

    Anthony Hopkins as Hannibal Lecter, for the most intimidating screen presence of all-time.

  • City Lights

    City Lights

    ★★★★½

    A comedy with nothing but elegance, kindness, heart and cinematic beauty. Chaplin is a master of his craft.

  • A Star Is Born

    A Star Is Born

    As a modern remake of a well-known plot line that doesn't offer much originality nor surprise, the success of A Star Is Born depends on its ability to convey affecting 'classical' melodrama in modern times. The movie succeeds, mostly due to the effectiveness of its central duo.
    Lady Gaga gives a respectable first-time performance, but for me she shines the most through her formidable ability to express emotions through her singing. Cooper's performance is intelligent and muted, so deftly portrayed…

  • Before Midnight

    Before Midnight

    It’s like coming down from a drug-induced haze. Gone are the escapism-induced romance and the lightness of uncertainty, enter the reality of a long-term, committed relationship. Indeed, the story of Jesse and Celine deserves to be examined beyond a circumstantial romance like the Titanic.

    Linklater’s final instalment of the Before trilogy is often sullen, painful, but essential. It delivers justice to one of the most epic on-screen romances of all-time.

  • Before Sunset

    Before Sunset

    ★★★★★

    “Oh baby, you are gonna miss that plane.”

  • Reality Bites

    Reality Bites

    ★★½

    You know you are watching douchebags when Winona Ryder and Ethan Hawke can’t make them likeable

  • The Lego Movie

    The Lego Movie

    ★★★½

    That vitruvius death scene was graphic