erik has written 29 reviews for films rated ★★★ during 2019.

  • She Is Away

    She Is Away

    ★★★

    plays like a Rameau's Nephew outtake

  • Infunde Lumen Cordibus

    Infunde Lumen Cordibus

    ★★★

    i like the idea but this is a bit too repetitive

    which is kinda how i feel about a lot of elder's material ;(

  • À Montpellier

    À Montpellier

    ★★★

    kinda fun travelogue

  • Vloof the Egret: Monkey Bread

    Vloof the Egret: Monkey Bread

    ★★★

    kinda fun

  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    ★★★

    difficult to feel much passion one way or the other for this one. it's mildly funny at times and engaging at others, but like, this plays so far against tarantino's regular talents (compelling characters acting out over the top scenarios with each other as we grow to be enchanted with them individually) and what he should have been doing all along (leaner exploitation films that would have garnered less clout but more genuine interest). it's a mess, and it isn't…

  • Muriel, or the Time of Return

    Muriel, or the Time of Return

    ★★★

    idk man something about resnais' manipulations don't quite click with me here

  • Demon Queen

    Demon Queen

    ★★★

    DAVID BLOOD

  • Hagazussa

    Hagazussa

    ★★★

    grandrieux-lite

  • Fe

    Fe

    ★★★

    japanese tie xi qu except mixed with some eastern bloc sensibilities i'm not big on

  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    ★★★

    not sure how much i can really refer to this as a missed opportunity, so much as i just hate hate HATE how much this caters to kids. obviously that would make sense, it's a movie for kids, i probably would have loved it in those days, but man the structure, dialogue, and pacing entirely shoot down any meaningful way i could love this.

    i couldn't care less about how the animation "looks" bc i have no idea what good…

  • Et Resurrectus Est

    Et Resurrectus Est

    ★★★

    i think this is generally where i might stop with elder; i'm big on avant-garde and maximalism, but giga-maximalist avant-garde is just a bit too much for me to handle for extended periods of time. and non-narrative doesn't usually lend itself well to two hour runtimes like this. props for him kinda fusing the notion of "abstract avant-garde" and "academic avant-garde" into one here though. nice dante fanfic bits. but yeah not into this nearly as much as his best work.

  • Dreammaster: The Erotic Invader

    Dreammaster: The Erotic Invader

    ★★★

    the only place this exists online in any capacity is on xvideos which is unfortunately more fitting than i was hoping :/