Jack has written 5 reviews for films rated ★★★★★ during 2021.

  • The Beatles: Get Back

    The Beatles: Get Back

    ★★★★★

    “And now your hosts for this evening, The Bottles”

    I had the most idiotic grin on my face for 8 straight hours

  • A Canterbury Tale

    A Canterbury Tale

    ★★★★★

    "The Pilgrims Way still winds above the weald
    through wood and break and many a fertile field
    But though so little's changed since Chaucer's day
    another kind of pilgrim walks this way"

    A great film with an even more remarkable backstory. All three leads were complete unknowns including John Sweet, an actual US Army sergeant when he was cast by Powell and Pressburger as Sgt. Bob Johnson in his first and only acting role. Once the film was released in 1944, Sweet donated his entire $2000 salary to the NAACP.

  • Sunset Boulevard

    Sunset Boulevard

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Seitz recalled asking Wilder what he required for the pet chimpanzee's funeral scene. Wilder replied, "you know, just your standard monkey funeral shot."

  • Cold War

    Cold War

    ★★★★★

    I just melt anytime Joanna Kulig sings

  • Local Hero

    Local Hero

    ★★★★★

    incredibly beautiful and painfully bittersweet