devilgate has written 4 reviews for films rated ★★★★½ .

  • Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese

    Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese

    ★★★★½

    Brilliant. Not enough full song footage used.

  • Howl's Moving Castle

    Howl's Moving Castle

    ★★★★½

    I read the book to the kids years ago, but I wasn’t sure whether I’d seen this. Turns out I hadn’t, though I must’ve seen a few scenes, because I was familiar with the imagery.

    Anyway, this is wonderful. Right up there with the best of the Studio Ghibli fims.

  • Parasite

    Parasite

    ★★★★½

    A richly deserved Oscar winner, despite what the Leader of the Free World might have to say about it. He should start by watching it, obviously.

  • Interstellar

    Interstellar

    ★★★★½

    I watched this again last night, and it’s really an outstanding film. There are some places where the gravity and/or relativity choices don’t quite make sense, but mostly the science is handled very well. 

    The philosophical aspects are also treated well. Do you put survival of the currently-living members of humanity above the survival of the species as a whole, or not?

    The least believable thing, in a film full of challenging ideas, is the fact that our hero has…