erik has written 47 reviews for films rated ★★★ during 2018.

  • Unfriended: Dark Web

    Unfriended: Dark Web

    ★★★

    protag missed the chance to say "i diagnose you with ligma" to the hackers and made the movie 15 minutes long

  • Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler

    Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler

    ★★★

    lang is weirdly inconsistent to me

  • Sleepwalk

    Sleepwalk

    ★★★

    rivette could have made this really good no doubt

  • Lanzarote

    Lanzarote

    ★★★

    fun travelogue

  • Fausto

    Fausto

    ★★★

    thought this would be some meta thing and it's actually just a rouch styled ethnography in the current age which is cool ig but not exactly what i was hoping for

  • Schindler's List

    Schindler's List

    ★★★

    you'll never be as woke as the kid who tried to sleep thru this in whatever history class they showed this safe ass shit to

  • The Favourite

    The Favourite

    ★★★

    lanthimos has gone from the arthouse to the popcorn arthouse to the faux-arthouse. nothing of note here; it's an entertainingly forgettable oscar bait from someone who probably fantasized about telling the academy off not ten years ago. this guy was never hugely somebody who showed promise to me (i wouldn't have believed you if you said the Dogtooth director would go on to have this stature) but here we are, laughing at bourgeois lifestyles like the petit-bourgeois we are.

  • Wind from the East

    Wind from the East

    ★★★

    some segments are genuinely enthralling (the stalin question) and the concept is fun but my mind was just not having this tonight for some reason

  • G.I. Joe: Retaliation

    G.I. Joe: Retaliation

    ★★★

    unlike the films that are actually complete shit that people say "are just super decent and nothing else" this one is actually fr just super decent and nothing else. forgettablekino.

  • Public Enemies

    Public Enemies

    ★★★

    tried this again w the boys and i just do not vibe with so many things going on here, specifically the setting and the romance. i feel like mann can excel with stuff like this but here he's just doing great shootouts and kinda bad everything else, so it balances out here.

  • The Adventures of Prince Achmed

    The Adventures of Prince Achmed

    ★★★

    animation

  • Salomé

    Salomé

    ★★★

    kinda agree with cmurph here; something that originally seemed to be incredible has no real cohesion even though i can tell that it's telling a narrative. stuff like this makes me appreciate fellini more because he was always able to do this messy sort of cinema so well in his later work.