Those has written 30 reviews for films rated ★★★★ during 2017.

  • Lisztomania



    "No, Wagner! Go back to Hell where you belong!"

  • Good Time

    Good Time


    Cellino & Barnes!!

  • Down with Love

    Down with Love


    I should make a LB list of “Movies I Had Immediately Dismissed And Filed Away For Years Because Schwarzbaum And/Or Gleiberman Didn’t Like It And I Was Weirdly Into Entertainment Weekly As An Impressionable Tween But Upon Recent Chance Viewing Have Proven To Be Excellent,” because they’re starting to add up.

  • Vampyr



    Vampire Quinceañera - Hoop-Tober Part Deux (4.0)

    Among other things, I love how everyone in this movie speaks in such an eerily quiet, vaguely strangled manner, like the sound you make when you're trying to talk in a dream. The use of sound in this movie is genuinely unnerving.

  • Diabolique



    Vampire Quinceañera - Hoop-Tober Part Deux (4.0)

    My roommate insisted that this shouldn't count as a horror movie and then seconds later literally described a certain indelible image from the film's climax as "horrifying." I win.

  • Twilight of the Ice Nymphs

    Twilight of the Ice Nymphs


    What this film lacks in Maddin's usual delirious silent film pastiche it more than makes up for in ostrich photobombs.

  • Apaches



    Appropriation kills, kids. Appropriation kills.

  • City of Pirates

    City of Pirates


    Meshes of the Magic Hour. Heavy shades of Deren in the film's hypnotic recursions and in the disorienting dream logic that governs its spaces. Also got a strong 3 Women vibe from how the film buries the raw psychic trauma at its core under gauzy waves of soft-focus purples and blues.

    I dunno, I'm struggling to think of things to say about this besides listing other movies it reminds me of because I found it more or less impenetrable, but…

  • Terrorizers



    At this point I will be truly shocked if I ever see a Yang film where nobody gets stabbed.

  • Written on the Wind

    Written on the Wind


    Sometimes an oil derrick is just an oil derrick. This is not one of those times.

  • The Music Room

    The Music Room


    In The Music Room (Satyajit Ray, 1958), we see famous musician Bismillah Khan and his band playing while the camera pans slowly to the right over a flat, desolate landscape to reveal the protagonist riding past him on a horse.

    In Blazing Saddles (Mel Brooks, 1974), we see the protagonist riding on a horse while the camera pans slowly to the left over a flat, desolate landscape to reveal that he is riding past famous musician Count Basie and his band.

    Coincidence?......Probably. But still.

  • Zodiac



    "Was he into movies? Was he a movie buff?"
    "I can tell you that he was not into people."

    -Two characters in this film discussing the Zodiac killer and/or the oeuvre of David Fincher.