nancerrez has written 23 reviews for films during 2020.

  • High Life

    High Life

    ★★★

    The themes of this one evades me...I would’ve settled for watching Robert Pattinson raise his daughter in an abandoned spaceship as they struggle for survival

  • Happiest Season

    Happiest Season

    ★★★½

    Funniest part of this is to see how many ppl from the queer community themselves hate on Abby 

    Rip <3

  • The Haunting of Bly Manor

    The Haunting of Bly Manor

    ★★★★

    “To truly love someone is to accept the work of loving them is worth the pain of losing them.”


    Proof that the best love stories do not need an ounce of toxicity nor drama,,, but simply the curse of impending doom looming upon star-crossed lovers.

    Jokes aside, in Bly manor, it’s the love that haunts you.

  • Macbeth

    Macbeth

    ★★★½

    Immensely watchable adaptation. Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard. That's it

  • Tenet

    Tenet

    ★★★½

    This feels like Inception but not as good, which for me boils down to two reasons. 1) The plot is more complex, and technical/visual gimmicks appear at times that may leave the audience in awe, but will most definitely add to their confusion. 2) Even for a Nolan film, the characterisation for certain characters (*coughs* female plot devices) are thinner than usual, which makes it that bit less engaging.

    That is assuming one didn't find the sound editing a problem. I did enjoy it still. Washington makes a fine, engaging protagonist. And my gay ass would enjoy Debicki in anything :')

  • Vivarium

    Vivarium

    ★★½

    Neatly shot and acted, but the story (and themes behind this) movie runs pretty thin. What was decent start for me turned predictable quick.

  • The Farewell

    The Farewell

    ★★★½

    As a second gen Chinese immigrant who recently lost a grandparent to cancer, I see many parallels between Bili’s experience and myself, including some hilarious moments in the way people treat us when we go back. Awkwafina does a respectable job, though her brand of child-of-immigrant definitely veers a lot more on the “white side”. Zhao Shuzhen (nai-nai) is great and the ensemble cast is strong. 
     
    From my POV, which is probably more or less what this movie intends…

  • The Last Black Man in San Francisco

    The Last Black Man in San Francisco

    ★★★½

    Easily the most aesthetically stunning film I’ve watched so far this year. For me, there’s something incomparably mesmerising in the way dark skin glistens under lighting that knows how to capture them. The cinematography is bold but never excessive. The score was also an experience. What a feast for the eyes (and ears).

    Plot-wise, a very promising (and at times hilarious) first half turned into a muddle of ideas in the latter. Gentrification aside, other themes seemed vaguely addressed, and…

  • The Old Guard

    The Old Guard

    ★★★

    Skipped through it but I noticed they used a Frank Ocean song, and I get to see Charlize Theron in action again. So...it’s fine really

  • Going Places

    Going Places

    ½

    Literally the worst thing I’ve ever seen

  • The Half of It

    The Half of It

    "The Remains of the Day. Loved it. All that barely repressed longing." 

    Yea she's a LESBIAN ma'am

  • Knives Out

    Knives Out

    ★★★★½

    Knives Out may be the most entertaining “whodunnit” film I’ve watched in recent years. All-round sweet execution underpinned by a wonderful cast (led by De Armas), sharp humour and excellent pacing. May have been somewhat predictable towards the end but it makes the subverted plot no less engaging.

    Johnson’s voice is explicitly political in this, and his fully fleshed characters is enough to make this a satisfying satire on the American elite, too.