Christian has written 71 reviews for films during 2020.

  • Suspiria

    Suspiria

    ★★★★★

    I got the 4K and sound mixing restoration for Christmas, and omg this confirms it's place as the most beautiful film ever made. The rewatch also confirms Suzy is my favorite horror film character of all time. Top 3 horror film for me. Bizarre, psychedelic masterpiece.

  • Tenet

    Tenet

    ★★★★★

    "I'm the protagonist of this operation."

    Even better the 2nd time since I wasn't wondering what was going on.
    Such a cool and high energy masterpiece.
    That Casablanca scene is the most emotional of 2020.
    Best bromance of all-time.

  • The Trial of the Chicago 7

    The Trial of the Chicago 7

    ★★★★

    Phenomenal cast and story, but pretty bland on the technical side.

  • Soul

    Soul

    ★★★★★

    Omg. This is one of the most meaningful films I've ever seen, not even just animated ones. That opening fall in the great beyond was like some crap out of Interstellar. I'm so glad Pixar exists, and just mainstream animated movies this good still exist, it makes me hopeful for the next generation, like they are gonna have stuff this good at an early age with this amount of sophistication. Get trashed on Illumination y'all ain't winning the war for…

  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    ★★★★★

    Mostly every major superhero has a film that is a complete statement on what the character means to the world, and this is Spider-man's. Marvel's masterpiece of the 2010's alongside Logan, and one of the best animated films of all time.

  • Batman Returns

    Batman Returns

    ★★★★★

    "Must you be the only lonely man-beast in town?"

    The most uniquely bizarre, grotesque, and sexual cbm ever made. Also, its the best Christmas movie. I wish modern superhero movies had just half of this films creativity, but I guess that's what makes it such a unique gem.

  • Ma Rainey's Black Bottom: A Legacy Brought to Screen

    Ma Rainey's Black Bottom: A Legacy Brought to Screen

    I love when Netflix does these. This one is very informative of the history of the music, people, and times of the film, and the filmmaking process in general. I recommend you check this out after the film if you're like me and knew nothing about the history, because its important stuff to know to better understand America

  • Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

    Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

    ★★★★

    Chadwick delivers a final powerful performance, and if he doesn't get an Oscar for this, or Da 5 bloods I'm burning the Academy down, and I haven't seen all of his films, but this might be his best performance, like he easily carries this. The scene of the story about the mom is some of the most powerful stuff I've ever seen. Viola Davis delivers as always. Its really an actors film. There's a limited run time, and that whole…

  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

    The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

    ★★★★★

  • Saving Private Ryan

    Saving Private Ryan

    ★★★★★

    From the opening scene you know you're not watching some generic war movie, it’s brutal, honest, and just haunting. The anxiety of the soldiers is masterfully projected onto the audience, like you know a lot of these men are about to die, and it's terrifying hearing the shells getting closer. The sound design you excellent, you hear every close bullet and ricochet. WW2 is basically the worst thing humans have ever done to other humans, and Spielberg has covered both…

  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

    E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

    ★★★★

    Wholesome

  • Jaws

    Jaws

    ★★★★★

    I'm trying to finish up at least most of what people consider "essential" before the year is over since its my first year of really diving into film, so here we are with Jaws (feel free to recommend any other films that you consider sin if I haven't watched them yet). Not overhyped at all, its an absolute masterclass in tension, and that score definitely helps with that. The thought of something not visible taking bites at you underwater has…