nancerrez has written 26 reviews for films rated ★★★★★ during 2018.

  • Vertigo

    Vertigo

    ★★★★★

    Hitchcock was on point with how he treats his blondes with this one, gotta give him that

  • Before Sunset

    Before Sunset

    ★★★★★

    “Oh baby, you are gonna miss that plane.”

  • Happy Together

    Happy Together

    ★★★★★

    On my third viewing, I realised why this film always seemed so ‘depressed’ to me. I was able to finally pinpoint the source of sadness —
    I think it’s about the strive and struggle to find belonging, in a place or in a person. About returning to a home now unfamiliar, about how as human beings, we are all inherently lonely.

    Yet somehow, for the first time, it made me see hope at the end of the movie. Like he was finally at peace with all of this.

    It’s quite magical, really.

  • Dunkirk

    Dunkirk

    ★★★★★

    I don’t think Dunkirk is unfocused and meaningless. I think it depicts war in a way that strips any purpose away from the act of war itself. It’s the antithesis, the ultimate anti-war movie. Nolan chose to film an evacuation. To show the struggle for survival, the act of saving, to show preservation. There’s no glory, no higher calling, just dignity (or lack thereof) and honour in the face of war.

    War movies were never my thing, but Dunkirk conjures all of my respect.

  • Moonlight

    Moonlight

    ★★★★★

    “...the movies are like a machine that generates empathy. It lets you understand a little bit more about different hopes, aspirations, dreams and fears.”

    Roger Ebert would have been really proud.

  • Carol

    Carol

    ★★★★★

    I learnt a lot from Todd Haynes. He portrayed female sexuality and femininity with a fine-grained intensity that I have never imagined possible.

    Carol is the purest of romances, and it's one between two women, but the love is timeless. The acting is timeless.
    I’d like to think the film is too.

  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road

    ★★★★★

    George Miller’s finest, 30 years in the making all amounts to this. Just epic and exquisite in both scales micro and macro.

  • Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

    Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

    ★★★★★

    From dark humor to sarcasm to cynicism to just general nastiness, well...Birdman basically has all I look for. The surrealism touch is like icing on top. AND it is shot and acted with five-star proficiency.
    I can’t not love it.

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel

    The Grand Budapest Hotel

    ★★★★★

    Mark my words I am witnessing peak Wes Anderson.

    Never have his dry, methodical, whimsical, OCD sides come together so well to weave this story inside a story into something so grandly intricate yet still genuinely affecting.

    Also, this is a cast to DIE for.

  • Drive

    Drive

    ★★★★★

    I consider this movie to be more stylish than Leon:The Professional AND all that Wong Kar-Wai. Enough said.

    Oh and Ryan Gosling you are one cool mother******.

  • Blue Valentine

    Blue Valentine

    ★★★★★

    There’s something devastating about how such a naturalistic (and hopelessly romantic) film can break your f**king heart in the rawest possible way.

    And I love it. It breaks me, but the experience and the reward of truth is well worth it.

  • Inception

    Inception

    ★★★★★

    Still my favourite Nolan film, still my favourite sci-fi,  still flawless.