Lois has written 5 reviews for films rated ★★★★ during 2019.

  • Good Time

    Good Time

    ★★★★

    This movie is essentially just an hour and forty minutes of stress, bleached hair and drugs. And yet I think it's one of Robert Pattinson's best performances yet. The intensity and claustrophobia built up through the movie and got more and more dizzying as it went on. As I was starting to recover from the latest twist, I was smacked in the face with another one. This movie fits into the genre "thriller" very well. The cinematography was gorgeous to…

  • Punch-Drunk Love

    Punch-Drunk Love

    This film was far better than I anticipated. It shows Adam Sandler deliver one of his best performances yet, playing a lonely and socially anxious man who finds love. The cinematography and music and script were all amazing and all together made one of my favourite movies. This is one of those movies where half-way through, you are already excited to watch it again. If only Sandler was willing to branch out and try roles with more depth more often. It would make a nice change from another Grown Ups movie.

  • Punch-Drunk Love

    Punch-Drunk Love

    ★★★★

    Okay so MAYBE Adam Sandler can act after all

  • Jojo Rabbit

    Jojo Rabbit

    ★★★★

    I don't know why, but this movie gave me major Inglourious Basterds vibes as well as Wes Anderson vibes. Weird. It was so good though. I didn't know how I would feel about the movie, considering the subject matter but it worked and I think the majority of that is a credit to some amazing directing on Taika Waititi's part. The performances were excellent, with even the youngest members of the cast being absolutely extraordinary. The cinematography was beautiful and wasn't overdone. I also really liked that many of the songs were in German, particularly I Want To Hold Your Hand. Good stuff.

  • Lost in Translation

    Lost in Translation

    ★★★★

    This movie made me feel understood and yet still completely lonely at the same time. These characters are transported to a vastly different country from what they are used to and still face the same issues that they had in their home country. I found the main theme of this film to be feeling misunderstood. This makes Japan the best backdrop for this movie as many of the people the main characters interact with don't understand them, due to the…