josh has written 75 reviews for films rated ★★★★½ .

  • Malmkrog

    Malmkrog

    ★★★★½

    give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. teach a man to malmkrog, you feed him for life.

  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

    Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

    ★★★★½

    the sooner you realise this is a gothic romance (like jane eyre but they have magic) the sooner you realise this is the best harry potter film

  • The Muppets

    The Muppets

    ★★★★½

    maybe the strongest example of my Muppets Theory of Comedy* 

    *The Muppets Theory of Comedy posits that any person's expression of humour can be analogised to any muppet. my friend nick, for example, is a self professed animal; my sister is miss piggy-core; and i am pure gonzo energy

  • The Heartbreak Kid

    The Heartbreak Kid

    ★★★★½

    like if marge and homer and simpson got caught in the plot of billy wilder comedy, but everyone reacted like they were in a 70s drama (because they are!). there's one scene in here we've seen a thousand times over ("we're divorcing") that was handled in a way that i've never seen before — so empathetic and grounded in real human reactions — heartbreaking. all this is to say, elaine may... elaine may

  • Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar

    Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar

    ★★★★½

    what you have to understand about this movie, and it's crucial you understand this, because if you understand then you will understand, is that this is a movie made for people who understand

  • Love & Basketball

    Love & Basketball

    ★★★★½

    if someone had told me there was a scene where the leads had sex while a weird 2000s cover of kate bush's 'this womans work' played i would've watched this much sooner

  • The Little Mermaid

    The Little Mermaid

    ★★★★½

    a real "core memory unlocked" moment. haven't watched this since i was 3 or 4, but i was obsessed at the time. so obsessed, in fact, that i wanted the Ariel Barbie with the detachable tail. my parents were poor and couldn't afford it, but my mum (queen), found a second hand Barbie, dyed the hair, and knitted a tail just so little old me could have an Ariel Barbie. i dunno what happened to the Barbie, or why i stopped watching this movie, but yeah, this rules!

  • Somewhere

    Somewhere

    ★★★★½

    Sofia Coppola only knows how to make one (1) film... good thing it's a film i love!!!

  • Nomadland

    Nomadland

    ★★★★½

    Chloé Zhao is gonna win an oscar, huh?

  • The Great Gatsby

    The Great Gatsby

    ★★★★½

    through all that style, all that flash, all that glitz and glam and razzle-dazzle, through all those songs (will you still love me when im no longer young... and beautiful...), all those accents (old sport!), through all the booze and partying, the excess, the folly, the green light. through all that one thing stands true, a monolith in my mind: Elizabeth Debicki is 6'3

  • Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé

    Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé

    ★★★★½

    that one shot where it cuts from the yellow night to the pink night while they're doing a spin and it's seamless??? fuck off!

  • Back to the Future

    Back to the Future

    ★★★★½

    when 17 year old me said this was "overrated" and "cliche" he was so fucking dumb. oh my god. its classic and fun. sometimes straightforward is... good!!!