Drew has written 27 reviews for films rated ★★★★ .

  • Crimes of the Future

    Crimes of the Future

    ★★★★

    Hands down the most David Cronenberg™ film that Cronenberg has birthed this century. It nicely ties together a few ideas that've stuck with me from Annihilation, Evolution (2015), and That Episode of Invader Zim. Fans of eXistenZ, Crash, or Dead Ringers will feel right at home in the unsettling, antiseptic world Cronenberg builds, but his preoccupations here most remind me of his adaptation of Cosmopolis. Here once again is a capitalist world locked in a cycle of self-destruction and transformation.…

  • Inland Empire

    Inland Empire

    ★★★★

    David Lynch is the only director who understands the dramatic potential of Laura Dern's face.

  • Memoria

    Memoria

    ★★★★

    The first time it happened, my dumb ass thought someone slammed the theater door, even though I was sitting there waiting for it happen. And the studio scene? Perfect.

    A terrific film to be starting to fall asleep to.

  • earthearthearth

    earthearthearth

    ★★★★

    me, staring at nothing but a horizon on a mostly black screen 1 minute in: omg calm down

  • Climax

    Climax

    ★★★★

    hieronymus bausch

  • A Single Man

    A Single Man

    ★★★★

    turning a big dial taht says "Saturation" on it and constantly looking back at the audience for approval like a contestant on the price is right

  • Short Fuse

    Short Fuse

    ★★★★

    Show me some ACT UP footage set to anything off of Now That's What I Call Disco and I will start crying in the theatre, marvel at your immense artistic talent, and give your movie no fewer than three stars. I'm not proud of it, but I also wasn't expecting Warren Sonbert to be the one leveraging that.

  • Let the Corpses Tan

    Let the Corpses Tan

    ★★★★

    I think Cattet–Forzani put it best when they said "[wood creaking] [rubber squeaking] [sizzling meat] [leather scrunching] [audible gleam] [gunshot] [sandpaper scratching] [exhaling quickly] [another gunshot] [hand rubbing the barrel of a rifle up and down] [snap crackle pop] [punching a melon] [just full on fellating the microphone]."

  • The Grand Bizarre

    The Grand Bizarre

    ★★★★

    The downside to Jodie Mack making a feature-length work is that now I have all these patterns permanently engraved on my retinas, and I don't even know their names.

  • So Is This

    So Is This

    ★★★★

    I
    accidentally
    started
    reading
    This
    in
    the
    voice
    of
    Gilbert
    Gottfried
    and
    it
    broke
    my
    brain.
    It
    went
    away
    when
    This
    switched
    over
    to
    French,
    but
    then
    it
    came
    back.
    Just
    in
    time
    for
    the
    optical
    cranial
    singing.
    It
    was
    painful.
    Now
    I'm
    writing
    this
    review
    word
    by
    word
    in
    his
    voice.
    New
    paragraph.
    Michael
    Snow
    is
    a
    dick.

  • I, Pierre Rivière, Having Slaughtered My Mother, My Sister and My Brother…

    I, Pierre Rivière, Having Slaughtered My Mother, My Sister and My Brother…

    ★★★★

    What René Allio pulls off here is kind of great. He basically repurposes the true crime story to look at both documentary and murder movies. The cast is divided into professional actors playing the authority figures and non-professional actors from the area playing the peasants. It makes the performances kind of farcical, which in a film about the transformation of society and the re-education of a people, makes it a lot easier to read against the grain of the actual…

  • ★

    ★★★★

    A contrast in time scales, the indifference of astronomical time scales to the fast procession of personal experiences. The Sure Thing showed up and blew this one wide open when it sank in that we had witnessed Méliès's fairy tales of space up to the dawn of manned spaceflight.