goodhunterabbie has written 2 reviews for films rated ★★ during 2019.

  • Midsommar

    Midsommar

    ★★

    Looooooool, what a total waste of time. The one-perfect-shot compositions and Florence Pugh are literally the only things going for this, and Aster seems to realize that because toward the end his cribbing from The Wicker Man gets utterly shameless. But of course it's a Wicker Man ripoff with symmetrical compositions and a droning score so people will say it's brilliant.

    I liked Hereditary more than a lot of people I follow on here because its pretensions were undercut by…

  • The Hudsucker Proxy

    The Hudsucker Proxy

    ★★

    Tim Robbins' face may be the most uniquely punchable in cinematic history. His dire miscasting is the primary thing to sink this whole endeavor--he plays Norville's cluelessness and boorishness at such an obnoxiously broad level that even when he's supposed to be sympathetic, he comes off as an utter clod. In most Coens movies, that would mean he's destined for a comeuppance, but parodic flourishes aside, the brothers play his happy ending straight--and in so doing completely neglect Jennifer Jason…