Adam Bernstein

Top four = recent faves.

I'm quietly judging you.

Favorite films

  • The Day of the Jackal
  • The Banshees of Inisherin
  • A Chinese Ghost Story
  • Pearl

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  • Millennium Actress

    ★★★★★

  • RRR

    ★★★★★

  • Cemetery Man

    ★★★★

  • The Banshees of Inisherin

    ★★★★½

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  • Millennium Actress

    Millennium Actress

    ★★★★★

    Rewatched for my birthday with thirty friends in a rented theater... and I'm bumping to a full five. Kind of think all Kon's features are five-star movies at this point.

  • RRR

    RRR

    ★★★★★

    Round one with RRR at quarter-filled theater in Glendale was possibly the best theatrical experience of my life. Round two in IMAX at the sold-out Chinese Theater with 900 Beyond Fest maniacs cheering every moment was DEFINITELY the best theatrical experience of my life.

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  • Arrival

    Arrival

    ★★★★

    How I imagine the producers pitched this to Villeneuve:

    VILLENEUVE: I dunno, this seems sort of hopeful and uplifting. I prefer dark stories about serial killers and drug runners. I don't really see why you came to me, to be honest.

    PRODUCERS: Did we mention there's a giant spider creature thing?

    VILLENEUVE: I'M IN.

    (This joke for the thirty people who saw ENEMY).

  • Us

    Us

    ★★★★½

    Pretty fucking great. Peele confirms he's got the goods. The UNBREAKABLE to GET OUT's 6th SENSE, this is a darker, less crowd-pleasing, weirder film than Peele's breakout. It's also scarier, funnier, and in many ways better, stuffed to the brim with memorable nightmare imagery. Plus, it has the benefit of a showstopping performance from Lupita Nyong'o -- the best horror lead performance since Toni Collette in HEREDITARY.

    It's true that the ideas aren't as cleanly presented as they were in…