IIHA has written 63 reviews for films rated ★★★½ .

  • The Lost City

    The Lost City

    ★★★½

    I went to this with my folks (honestly not sure I would have seen it otherwise). Sandra did Sandra very well and Channing was charming. It made me laugh more than I expected.

  • Better Nate Than Ever

    Better Nate Than Ever

    ★★★½

    Oh for cute!

  • Kimi

    Kimi

    ★★★½

    Brisk and tense with a very satisfying ending.

  • Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy

    Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy

    ★★★½

    Not quite sure what all the fuss was about...

  • Jockey

    Jockey

    ★★★½

    I'm always happy to see Molly Parker on the big screen. She is so watchable. But, This is Collins showcase and he gives us a grounded and sincere performance. Nice to see Arias here as well, he was unlike any role of his I've seen before. All in all, a nice film.

  • Scream

    Scream

    ★★★½

    Sometimes nostalgia is worth an extra half star.

  • Parallel Mothers

    Parallel Mothers

    ★★★½

    There is usually some suspension of disbelief necessary when entering an Almodóvar film. But I just couldn't get past the melodrama of the basic premise this time. Still a solid film that I am glad I took the time to see. 
    The art direction was amazing per usual and I want to live in yet another on of his sets.

  • Swan Song

    Swan Song

    ★★★½

    Awkwafina is quickly becoming one of my new favorites. But, it is Harris who steals the show for me. The whole premise was a little ridiculous, but ridiculous can be entertaining. I expected it to be a tear jerker, but no tears flowing here.

  • The Electrical Life of Louis Wain

    The Electrical Life of Louis Wain

    ★★★½

    The best parts of this film were when they really leaned into the absurd. The overly sentimental parts don't work as well.
    I have three main thoughts right now:
    1. The line between genius and madness is quite delicate and they captured that very well both visually and emotionally. 
    2. Claire Foy was so lovely.
    3. Cats!

  • Licorice Pizza

    Licorice Pizza

    ★★★½

    That was a whole lotta running considering those kids were never once being chased.

    Also, can anyone explain to me how the racist restauranteur added  anything to the storyline?

  • Don't Look Up

    Don't Look Up

    ★★★½

    "Oh, I fucking love fingerling potatoes!"

  • Nightmare Alley

    Nightmare Alley

    ★★★½

    The production design was out of this world (which was expected from the del Toro universe). The rest of the film was underwhelming and predictable.