Favorites Theme: Best of 2020 🔥
★★★★★ - A+
★★★★½ - A
★★★★ - B
★★★½ - C
★★★ - D
★★½ or less - F
I needed a couple of days to sit on this movie because while there's a lot that I loved, it never quite came together for me in the end. What's probably Ferrara's most personal film to date is masturbatory but never insincere, and you gotta admire the guy for bearing it all even if it comes across as incredibly pathetic (which I know was the point, but anyhow). I find myself saying this every time I see Dafoe in something new, but this might be the best he's ever been? What a fucking actor.
Me: So the films I watched for last year’s 52 Films By Women challenge really paled in comparison to what I saw the year prior. I think in 2021, I’m going to prioritize blind spots, take advantage of my new Criterion Channel subscription and make this the best edition of that challenge yet.
Also me: boxd.it/aTMfu
Anything you want. Anything you dream of, you can have it.
There’s something very forlorn in Wonder Woman 1984's energy. From that first fight scene in the mall, the sequel to 2017’s franchise installment really does feel like it’s stuck in the past—not because of any Stranger Things-style nostalgia porn we’ve become accustomed to (though there are wigs and tracksuits aplenty), but because of the campy quality present in everything from the camera language to the extras’ performances. They don’t…