IIHA has written 25 reviews for films rated ★★★ during 2020.

  • Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

    Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

    ★★★

    Sometimes you have to compromise and watch a movie you have NO interest in. It was not bad, but I wouldn’t call it good. My only question is why the young heroes didn’t kiss in the end. Would that have pushed it into R rated territory?

  • Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)
  • Midnight Express

    Midnight Express

    ★★★

    If you have ever been dumb enough to consider trafficking drugs just watch this movie. It was a bit over dramatic and full of aggressive dude stuff, but it moved quickly and held my attention. 
    But what is up with the TOTALLY unnecessary scene where his girlfriend visits him in prison?  I died laughing as she rubbed her bare chest up against the pane of glass between them while he moans and vigorously licks the glass. After all the male nudity and violence was it just a straight dude palate cleanser? lol

  • Fiddler on the Roof

    Fiddler on the Roof

    ★★★

    Way too Long. 
    Incredibly sexist.
    Average music.
    Good production value. 
    Meh.

  • A Little Romance

    A Little Romance

    ★★★

    Ridiculous. Did the filmmakers think their audience would take this film seriously? If the kids in this movie were even just 2 years older...
    No, not even then. The adults who made this movie clearly have a warped understanding of what it means to be 13.

  • Bad Education

    Bad Education

    ★★★

    Hugh Jackman gave a wonderful performance in a run-of-the-mill based on a true story film.

  • California Suite

    California Suite

    ★★★

    Maggie Smith was funny in this film, but it hardly seems like an Oscar worthy role. Just a goofy Neil Simon comedy with no actual point. There were 4 story lines being held together by a hotel and incredibly clunky transitions.

  • The Goodbye Girl

    The Goodbye Girl

    ★★★

    I found the whole thing to be insincere and a little grating. It was relentless and annoyingly high energy with no reprieve. It was all spectacle and no heart, but very polished.

  • Hollywood, je t'aime

    Hollywood, je t'aime

    ★★★

    I ❤️ Chad Allen and that’s pretty much the reason for watching this movie.

  • Shampoo

    Shampoo

    ★★★

    I just don’t think I’m buying whatever Warren Beatty was selling in the 70s.

  • Nashville

    Nashville

    ★★★

    I am kind of worried someone might strip me of my cinephile status for saying this, but say it I must... meh.
    An endless number of characters meandering through Nashville, Carradine was the only one who could actually sing, and it was far too long for nothing to happen.

  • Shaft

    Shaft

    ★★★

    I think I went into this expecting it to be more outrageous than it was. Shaft is certainly a smooth operator, but the film takes itself too seriously. I did really appreciate all the great shots on the streets of NYC. I can definitely see why this film is a cult favorite, it’s just not my jive, Bumpy.