Those has written 3 reviews for films rated ★★½ during 2020.

  • The Exorcist

    The Exorcist

    ★★½

    Hooptober 7.0: The Hoopening

    This is really just the ‘70s equivalent of A24-core “elevated” horror, a handful of genuine chills smothered in self-serious pop psychological Subtext and trendy a e s t h e t i c s.

  • Tesla

    Tesla

    ★★½

    A perfectly nice little film for the most part, but man am I getting tired of this recent trend in biopics where they keep stopping the movie so the narrator can cheekily fill us in on whether or not what we just saw “actually happened.” It was cute enough when Adam McKay did it the first time, but at this point it’s no longer quirky or irreverent or Brechtian or whatever, it’s just a dumb cop-out for cowards who want…

  • Cinema Paradiso

    Cinema Paradiso

    ★★½

    A very cute but not especially bright puppy taking a lil piddle on the carpet of cinema.