Julian has written 30 reviews for films rated ★★★★½ during 2020.

  • Kiki



    “But more than anything, I love.”

  • Word Is Out: Stories of Some of Our Lives

    Word Is Out: Stories of Some of Our Lives


    These are my heroes. What a wonderful slice of history. Beautiful, matter of fact, and wholly affirming.

  • Young Adult

    Young Adult


    Mavis Gary is horrible and I LOVE her.

  • My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown

    My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown


    Imagine how horrible this could have been without the genius of Daniel Day-Lewis.

  • The Company

    The Company


    Ballet dancers are f-ing amazing and so is Robert Altman.

  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest


    Powerful ending to an incredibly entertaining film. The supporting cast was outstanding and Nicholson was at his absolute best. I feel inspired to shake things up and question authority! Wait, I don’t need an excuse for that...

  • Rewind



    We take the power back when we share our stories. We break the cycle by refusing to be silent. I want to express my gratitude to everyone who made this film.

  • The Godfather

    The Godfather


    How have I never seen this movie before today? 
    Well, probably because I actively avoided it. lol
    Like two hundred too many people told me how perfect it was and it turned me off. Plus, after watching Goodfellas, I was convinced I hated all gangster films. Which I may have still believed until today. But this film was f-ing great. Pacino was a total stud, Brando’s death is exactly how I wanna go, and now I understand about a million…

  • Harry and Tonto

    Harry and Tonto


    If a movie were my spirit animal, this would be it. An incurable case of wanderlust rooted in human connection with a fierce desire for independence and a cat who goes on walks. I took nearly the same journey once and I’d do it again.

  • Still Walking

    Still Walking


    Impressive. Delicate. Piercing. Magnanimous.
    Still trying to find the right words, but it is something special for sure.

  • The Conversation

    The Conversation


    Drop the crowbar and calm the F down.
    This film is paranoia personified. Blinded by his desire to know the truth, teetering between genius and madness, a man finds himself engulfed by a cacophony of fear.
    What’s that sound? 
    It’s my jaw, dropping.

  • The Act of Killing

    The Act of Killing


    You really have to see it to believe it. People who get really upset by satire should watch this to understand what actual offensive behavior looks like. That being said, I did find myself letting out a few chuckles because in addition to being mass murderers these men are also a little ridiculous.