nancerrez has written 2 reviews for films rated ★★★★★ during 2020.

  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    ★★★★★

    Masterpieces are endlessly re-visitable. I’m quite convinced this is one.

    Perhaps what makes Portrait so remarkable is that, rarely, is a romance so equal, collaborative and giving. Love, in the eyes of Sciamma, is creation. And she created something breathtaking.

    Long live female fucking utopia.

  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    ★★★★★

    “Turn around.”
    And then Orpheus turned, taking one last look. Her Eurydice faded into darkness. Heartbreaking shot of the year, dare I say.

    Portrait of a Lady on Fire does not objectify women. Yet Héloïse is literally the item of Mariane’s observation, and she in turn is also closely watched. It’s deceptively simple yet well-crafted. Love is expressed in their gazes that turn from curious to yearning, it manifests physically in Mariane’s portrait of Héloïse, and it is communicated through their…