Julian has written 9 reviews for films rated ★★½ during 2020.

  • Possessor

    Possessor

    ★★½

    I fully had to close my eyes on 3 separate occasions because it was so fucking violent. Which ruined everything that was good about it for me.
    And a twist? Hardly.

  • Cuties

    Cuties

    ★★½

    So much to say. But I think I’ll save it for conversation.

  • Young Ahmed

    Young Ahmed

    ★★½

    Young Ahmed lacked any charisma whatsoever. At some point I checked out and started looking at my phone. That’s never a good sign.

  • McCabe & Mrs. Miller

    McCabe & Mrs. Miller

    ★★½

    The production design was pretty darn amazing, but other than that I was underwhelmed.

  • The Sugarland Express

    The Sugarland Express

    ★★½

    I really expected more from a Spielberg film, even if it was his first. I just found it far-fetched and insincere.

  • The Bad News Bears

    The Bad News Bears

    ★★½

    This is supposed to be a kids movie? It has not held up over the test of time. Toxic.

  • Heaven Can Wait

    Heaven Can Wait

    ★★½

    This was nominated for Best Picture and won an Oscar for Art Direction? That seems like utter nonsense to me. Dumbfounding. People must have really been gaga for Beatty. That’s the only explanation I can come up with.

  • All That Jazz

    All That Jazz

    ★★½

    “Sometimes I don’t know where the bullshit ends and the truth begins.” says Joe Gideon to the Angel of Death. Throw in a few dance numbers, an unnecessary video of open heart surgery, and sprinkle some good old-fashioned misogyny on top.  That pretty much sums it up.

  • Three Days of the Condor

    Three Days of the Condor

    ★★½

    It was kind of exciting at times, but the unrealistic love scene in the middle totally ruined it for me.