Nick has written 7 reviews for films rated ★★★★½ during 2021.

  • Spencer

    Spencer

    ★★★★½

    Spencer is a very rich and enjoyable film. Enjoyable in that its like a very pretty and polite version of Festen, but nonetheless, it was the thing that made me miss the theater. It's just overall well execute and seeing all these elements come together so well it made miss that experience of going into a movie and actually having a great experience. Its not a perfect movie but hearing the score with the visuals in the theater really is…

  • Apocalypse Now

    Apocalypse Now

    ★★★★½

    Theatrical Cut

    I really feel my enjoyment totally drop off whenever Brando is on screen. His character and a lot of the Kurtz compound feels just feels like a bit of a missed opportunity.

  • The Father

    The Father

    ★★★★½

    Despite being horrifyingly nightmarish in tone and how the story is told, the subject matter is treated with so much sensistivity. The way the films form works with the content is just so brilliant. This is just about as well executed as possibly could be.

  • Another Round

    Another Round

    ★★★★½

    I think the character of Anika and the family aspect in relation to Martin's character falls really flat. Anika comes off really unreasonable in just how unsuportive she is and that certainly coulf have been fleshed out more.

    Everything else is fantastic. Thomas Bo Larsen is phenomenal as always and really feels like the heart of this. And the last 20 minutes is just top tier stuff. This film is no doubt influenced by the real life tragedy that occured just prior to the shoot and emotion is palpably encapsulated in this film.

  • Wendy and Lucy

    Wendy and Lucy

    ★★★★½

    That was deeply upsetting.

  • Time

    Time

    ★★★★½

    Profoundly beautiful in every way. The mini dv footage is so textural, esspecially with the black and white. The editing is what makes this film though. The narrative is weaved so tightly with the themes, esspecially time, through the formal elements of film.

    Its walking a very tight rope and while it may stumble in the middle, the introduction and conclusion are so immaculately presented it blows my mind. Its so visceral and emotional and unafraid to be those things.…

  • Mister Lonely

    Mister Lonely

    ★★★★½

    Such an incredible movie about the reclamation of ones life. Its about how in order to accept who you are, you must mediate the person you were with the person we want to be. That person you want to be, the utopian version of yourself, is a lie and most likely not what you seek. Acceptance without caplacency.