Those has written 5 reviews for films rated ★★★★ during 2020.

  • The Gulf of Silence

    The Gulf of Silence

    ★★★★

    What this film has in abundance that most UFO stories lack entirely is perspective. Whether they’re works of pure fiction or the sincere accounts of true believers, the vast majority of these kinds of stories tend to be either far too narrow, burrowing ever-deeper down a rabbit hole of esoteric conspiracy lore and self-inflating paranoia, or far too broad, placing humanity at the center of all cosmic happenings and taking for granted the quasi-theological assumption that the aliens could only…

  • Female Prisoner 701: Scorpion

    Female Prisoner 701: Scorpion

    ★★★★

    Revenge is a dish best served by Meiko Kaji.

  • The Testament of Dr. Mabuse

    The Testament of Dr. Mabuse

    ★★★★

    Hooptober 7.0: The Hoopening

    I’m going to become the Dr. Mabuse

  • Election

    Election

    ★★★★

    Tammy Would Have Won

  • Bandits of Orgosolo

    Bandits of Orgosolo

    ★★★★

    With the possible exception of human beings, no animal makes for a better or more versatile filmic subject than the sheep. At a distance their stark white fluff can stand out against any landscape, while up close their blank, Bressonian faces can belie any emotion. A herd of them can be molded into whatever geometric configuration a given composition requires and adjusted to accommodate any degree of depth or breadth. Their state of constant visual and aural flux is lively…