Drew has written 3 reviews for films rated ★★★★½ during 2016.

  • The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant

    The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant

    ★★★★½

    :'( <-- the apostrophe is made of glycerin

  • The Flicker

    The Flicker

    ★★★★½

    It's hard to believe that this wasn't a color film. Or a 3D film. Or a moving picture. Or a portal to an eldritch world.

  • The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover

    The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover

    ★★★★½

    I first saw The Cook the Thief His Wife & Her Lover six or seven years ago, and it left me unsettled in a way I couldn't pin down. I've revisited it a few times since then, and it's a testament to Greenaway's vision how much of an emotional punch it lands to this day.

    The film so skillfully (and beautifully) marries style and content. Greenaway's meticulous use of formal elements always grinds up against his storytelling in odd ways, sometimes…