nancerrez has written 75 reviews for films rated ★★★★ .

  • 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.

  • Pain and Glory

    Pain and Glory

    ★★★★

    I need more life experience under my belt to fully appreciate this film, and parts of it felt a bit self-indulged? but Almodóvar is so tender and nostalgic with this let’s just say it made me feel very soft 😩

  • The Lighthouse

    The Lighthouse

    ★★★★

    Robert Eggers was THIS close from driving me insane. Willem Dafoe has been trying to throw me off the rails with his entire filmography. I have so much respect for them both. So many questions on why I’m a masochist. 

    Anyhow, it’s one disturbing, phallic (HOMOEROTIC), filthy, smudged hysteria. So many other layers to it too, much I probably lack the knowledge to catch, but not sure if it all holds up together. What is certain is that Dafoe and Pattinson are out of this world. They’re batshit crazy.

  • Boogie Nights

    Boogie Nights

    ★★★★

    PTA has to be a goddamn genius for me to enjoy a Mark Wahlberg character, because Dirk Diggler? He’s my boy.

    This all-encompassing grandness isn’t exactly to my preference, but one has to admire its excellence in execution. Most importantly, it’s full of vibrancy and heart, a great story told by a superb storyteller.

  • Paddington 2

    Paddington 2

    ★★★★

    The most wholesome ball of fluff I have ever seen.


    Spot on execution. Oh how I missed the simple pleasures in life :’)

  • Parasite

    Parasite

    ★★★★

    Parasite shows that Bong Joon-ho has perfected his unique style of genre-defying drama-flick(?) at this point. And for me this is both the film's greatest strength and weakness. Masterfully crafted, the metaphors, as obvious as they are - visually, spatially and contextually, superimposes each other perfectly to enrich the storytelling.

    I think Bong has always made 'commercialised' films in the sense that they have a certain processed structural flow; while this is fine, in Parasite, plot turns and character decisions…

  • Booksmart

    Booksmart

    ★★★★

    Most unrealistic thing abt Booksmart? Baby dyke Amy didn’t fall for the *hottest mean girl in school* right away

  • Booksmart

    Booksmart

    ★★★★

    I agree that coming-of-age stories should always get made, if not for its inherent value but in the hopes that every kid could find solace in something. Booksmart may be the closest it’ll get for me, and for that I’m grateful.

    Cause it’s a great film. This (delightful and spot on) cast were probably just playing variations of their true selves. Every character is multi-faceted — you don’t need to squint to see that they all have their individual aspirations…

  • Avengers: Endgame

    Avengers: Endgame

    ★★★★

    I know little Morgan will grow up knowing her dad loves her 3000x, 

    And I hope Natasha, soul forever suspended in space, knows we all love her 3000x.

    Goodbye Marvel, thank you.

  • Avengers: Endgame

    Avengers: Endgame

    ★★★★

    Slow first third but the rest made up for it. Some of the humour didn’t hit, most of the emotions did. This likely marks the end of Marvel for me (they did kill both my faves, after all), but it is a satisfying send off. 

    Marvel still did the Black Widow dirty tho, so don’t forget that.

  • Free Solo

    Free Solo

    ★★★★

    Those final minutes...my palm sweat and my heart rate. 

    Jimmy Chin and his wife really hit the jackpot with this. Alex Honnold is beyond intriguing. He makes an extraodinary documentary subject and his feat is remarkable on the scale of all human history. They deserve much credit for handling the doc ethically, with sensitivity and respect to Honnold and those around him. The technical (and physical) skill required of the crew to pull those breath-taking shots...hats off to them.

    But man Alex Honnold, the hero and anti-hero of his own story. He devastates, he inspires...just wow

  • The Hurt Locker

    The Hurt Locker

    ★★★★

    Are the details in this film accurate? Nope. Can Jeremy Renner’s living ass afford to be that reckless? Also nope. But the film does give some insight into the effects of warzone on the very soldiers at the centre of it. And trauma can do very different things to different ppl.

    The camerawork is top-notch, at times almost documentary-like. Nothing flashy here, just superb choices of restraint or controlled chaos made in all the right places. The editing is great. The tension is constant and real, as soon as they step into the warzone.