Lois has written 42 reviews for films rated ★★★★ during 2020.

  • Paterson

    Paterson

    ★★★★

    This couple just understand and get each other in such a quiet, simple way. Paterson is a movie that is so delightful and uplifting to watch in a quiet, simple way.

  • The Iron Giant

    The Iron Giant

    ★★★★

    Not a lot happens in this movie but it doesn't have to be overwhelmingly filled to the brim with action and plot twists for it to be an emotional story about the time-honoured relationship of boy and robot from space. It's a nice watch and it's interesting to see Brad Bird's work pre-Pixar

  • The Truman Show

    The Truman Show

    ★★★★

    Thank you to this movie for instilling a fear in everyone who watched it that their life is a TV show and all the connections they've made with family and friends are just the scripts of an insane bald man with a God-complex. Good film though!

  • Baby Driver

    Baby Driver

    ★★★★

    Just an all round good time and one of Egars Wright's best

  • The Dark Knight

    The Dark Knight

    ★★★★

    Woah

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

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

    ★★★★

    Still so much fun with insanely awesome fight scenes that, though numerous, still manage to mix it up and make it genuinely interesting each time.

  • T2 Trainspotting

    T2 Trainspotting

    ★★★★

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

    Ewan McGregor reclining backwards at the end, mirroring how he did in the first movie while getting high, but instead standing up straight and dancing is just so gorgeous and represents T2 Trainspotting so well. This time he isn't going to fall on his back, high out of his mind in a shitty apartment. He's going to stand up straight and dance. Such a good film.

  • Boyhood

    Boyhood

    ★★★★

    It took me a couple of days to finish watching this movie but wowie it was a doozy. Watching this film is such a unique experience. The same cast as they grow up and evolve over 12 years is such an interesting premise and a once in a life time opportunity. The result is a touching story that feels real and authentic, lovingly painting a portrait of what it looks and feels like to grow up. Watching someone live their…

  • The Hateful Eight

    The Hateful Eight

    ★★★★

    HIGHLY unexpected. I didn't expect to like this movie as much as the rest of Tarantino's films because I haven't heard many people talking about it but wowza. A classic Tarantino film with treachery, plot twists and lots and lots of gore. Stellar performances, stellar director, stellar film.

  • Knives Out

    Knives Out

    ★★★★

    I'm hoping that Knives Out will inspire a new wave of murder mystery movies where your expectations are completely and utterly subverted. Many of the characters seemed caricatures or oversimplified versions of real people. This added and also took away from the movie for me. Martha's characterisation of the mild-mannered immigrant didn't do much for me, nor did the oversimplification of the alt-right vs. liberal debate. I did appreciate that none of the members of the family are portrayed as better than each other, they all suck.

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

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

    ★★★★

    I enjoyed this even more the second time around. Looks like I have to start an all-girl fighting group with questionable morals

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

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

    ★★★★

    A fun action romp featuring the ever delightful Harley Quinn and her fabulous new crew. As a lover of women supporting women, I had a grand old time watching this film. To be honest, I would watch an hour and forty minutes of Margot Robbie cleaning drain pipes but this definitely had more action and sparkly outfits.