Jesse_Wroe has written 6 reviews for films rated ★★★★ during 2019.

  • You Killed Me First

    You Killed Me First

    ★★★★

    My favorite dysfunctional family.

  • Blood Feast

    Blood Feast

    ★★★★

    I love that something this simple, cheap, and shoddy can be so important. And it looks wonderful in HD. Praise Ishtar.

  • Climax

    Climax

    ★★★★

    Sick party. Would do again.

  • Burn After Reading

    Burn After Reading

    ★★★★

    I am John Malkovich's gaping maw

  • The Incredible Shrinking Man

    The Incredible Shrinking Man

    ★★★★

    I want a version that increases the pitch of his voice as he shrinks. He'd be a real squeaker!

    Anyway, "The Incredible Shrinking Man" is like the definitive B movie (content-wise—the production and distribution weren’t B-level at all). It's a bit absurd, funnier than it wants to be, fantastical, and has a lot of heart. To elaborate is, in a way, to spoil the most meaningful aspect of the film, which is revealed slowly during the final act. But I…

  • Female Convict 101: Suck

    Female Convict 101: Suck

    ★★★★

    “Female Prisoner 101: Suck,” as it is known by the US label Impulse Pictures, will seem at first like a typical Japanese women-in-prison film that exploited the popularity of the “Female Prisoner Scorpion” series in the 1970s. With Naomi Tani in top billing, audiences might’ve expected more of her iconic rope bondage scenes and torture performances. The director, Kôyû Ohara, was a maker of many pink tragedies, the kind that indicted men yet relied on them as an audience. Based…