Those has written 6 reviews for films rated ★★★★★ .

  • Islands of Fire

    Islands of Fire


    Literally the only thing I have ever heard, read or seen to inspire any real confidence in me that humanity can survive climate change. An indescribably beautiful life raft of a movie, and one of the best documentary shorts ever made.

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    2001: A Space Odyssey


    Among other things, I had forgotten how funny this movie was, the dry satirical bite of the Heywood Floyd section having been totally lost on me when I first watched this movie as a wee bairn (and, tbh, having happily slept through that section on most subsequent rewatches). Humans have managed to make their environment more anodyne and comfortable between the "Dawn of Man" and "2001," but human behavior itself has hardly changed at all, the petty passive-aggression of modern diplomacy a barely more sophisticated alternative to bonking each other over the head with clubs.

  • Aguirre, the Wrath of God

    Aguirre, the Wrath of God


    Still the greatest. Though unfortunately it also makes for an especially difficult round of 2017's hottest new filmgoing game, "Stop Thinking of Trump Parallels."

  • Our Century

    Our Century


    Remember when we used to make things and do things?

  • Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters

    Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters


    Yup, still perfect.

  • The Long Day Closes

    The Long Day Closes


    I don't know if this is a temporary condition that will improve as I get older or if my generation has been permanently brain-damaged by late capitalism and the internet or what, but man, do I wish my memory worked more like memory works in this film and less like it does in my avatar's namesake. A gently impressionistic collection of slow dissolves and stately long takes instead of a sweaty delirium of hyperactive, fragmentary cuts. Tactile and warm instead…