devilgate has written 3 reviews for films rated ★★★★★ during 2020.

  • Bajrangi Bhaijaan

    Bajrangi Bhaijaan


    I loved this film more Than I can possibly say. Sure, it’s sentimental as hell, but if you can watch the tale of a mute Pakistani girl who gets lost in Delhi, and looked after by a Hindu Indian  guy without a tear in your eye, then you have no heart.

  • The Cabin in the Woods

    The Cabin in the Woods


    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I'm surprised to find this is from 2011. I saw it when it came out, but it doesn't feel like eight or nine years ago. Three or four, I'd have said. 

    The fact that I'm surprised to find that Chris Hemsworth is in it probably reflects the length of time that has passed, though.

    Anyway, it stands up really well, though the question I asked the last time: why _do_ they have a big red "Release all the monsters" button? That still stands.

  • Brazil



    I first saw Terry Gillian’s weird dystopia at its premier, at the Edinburgh Film Festival in 1985. I feel I must have seen it again since, but watching it last week, much of it felt unfamiliar. It stands up really well, though.