Sarah has written 23 reviews for films rated ★★★★½ .

  • The Death of Stalin

    The Death of Stalin

    ★★★★½

    Had me in hysterics in some scenes. Great acting from Buscemi, Palin, and a bunch of other seasoned comedians. Shifted tone a lot, but it ultimately worked.

  • A Clockwork Orange

    A Clockwork Orange

    ★★★★½

    issuing correction on a previous post of mine, regarding teenage miscreant Alex DeLarge. you do not, under any circumstances, "gotta hand it to him"

  • Soul

    Soul

    ★★★★½

    I’m always surprised at how much I enjoy Pixar movies after I watch them, and this one is no exception. Beautifully told story, visually and sonically. Great voice work from Foxx, Bassett, Rashad, and more. Even though it seems like every big budget animated movie nowadays is about a colorful blob with depression, I enjoyed the humanity and humility of this one. Ripe with “WAIT I KNOW THAT VOICE” moments (Graham Norton and Richard Ayoade LOL). Made me smile a lot!!

  • Inglourious Basterds

    Inglourious Basterds

    ★★★★½

    Those 2 1/2 hours SPED by. I would watch an entire feature length film of just Christoph-Waltz-being-evil scenes, but I really liked the parts with Laurent, Kruger, and Pitt as well. Say what you will about Tarantino but his dialogue is unmatched and his love for cinema bleeds out of every scene. I can’t believe it took me this long to get to this one, but I’m glad I did!

  • Rushmore

    Rushmore

    ★★★★½

    What I love about Wes Anderson movies is what a lot of people seem to not like: every character is deeply flawed and many aren’t super redeemable. It seems more realistic that way. Many of Anderson’s plots and stories are not realistic, but I feel like the characters IN the stories behave like real, imperfect people, which is an interesting dichotomy. Maybe I’m talking out of my ass, but I enjoyed this a lot and the soundtrack is so good. Nepotism won today

  • This Is Spinal Tap

    This Is Spinal Tap

    ★★★★½

    smell the glove

  • Nightcrawler

    Nightcrawler

    ★★★★½

    WORLDSTAR

  • Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

    Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

    ★★★★½

    Donna's recast took me out of it a bit, but other than that, a really good look into Laura Palmer's final days. What I really appreciate about Twin Peaks as a whole is its humanization of the dead. She's not just a cold dead body on a slab in a morgue; she's a complex character whose personality and significance outlive her mortal coil. She's why we care about Agent Cooper and the town of Twin Peaks and everything else, so…

  • Holiday Affair

    Holiday Affair

    ★★★★½

    Robert Mitchum, Janet Leigh, yeah yeah whatever; that is the cutest little boy ever and I would buy him 1,000 trains.

  • The Meaning of Life

    The Meaning of Life

    ★★★★½

    Watched this a few days ago but forgot to review it until now. I can’t believe it took me this long to watch it considering how much Monty Pythontent (Python content) I consume on a yearly basis. Definitely a longer joke pacing than their other films, probably because it’s later in their career. What a way to end Monty Python. And the music!!! So catchy.

  • The Muppet Christmas Carol

    The Muppet Christmas Carol

    ★★★★½

    Michael Caine gave an insanely good performance for a MUPPET movie. This one was directed by Jim Henson’s son so the charisma is really still there. Nice and cute watch!

  • What We Do in the Shadows

    What We Do in the Shadows

    ★★★★½

    when your circle small but y'all crazy

    Very funny and rewatchable. Taiki Waititi is hit or miss for me. He's clearly funny and talented but he gives me Lin Manuel Miranda vibes off the charts sometimes. This wasn't one of those times though; I really enjoyed this movie! The Flight of the Conchords guy and the other guy (I'm so good at names) were the best parts.