crescendoangst has written 5 reviews for films rated ★★★★★ .

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once


    The transcendental feeling I've sought and want to give.

    UPD: This film has really helped me reflect on what it means to cherish/find happiness with who & what we do have....amongst what matters most, especially these days and as we get older.

  • Turning Red

    Turning Red


    THIS is what coming of age can be. Heck, this is what Art can be for a better world. Just, wow: beautiful, compassionate, deeply empathetic, absurdly fun and funny. You gotta be bone-headedly plain-ass sad-cynical-asinine to not relate or/and connect to any which one of these wholesome lovable characters and themes. Take it from a hero-nihilist—I genuinely recommend you take time to see Turning Red. The most heartfelt and exciting Asian-Canadian representation I've seen in film and simultaneously it couldn't be more universal with its heart and ways to get us caring more for one another. Bravo bravo bravo.

  • Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time

    Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    If this being the new most-profound artwork I’ve ever experienced says anything, it’s that I welcome every step towards living my life as meaningfully and generously as possible. If the previously-most-profound End of Evangelion through all the despite-desolational-darkness is at its heart about the will to continue feeling—then 3.0+1.0 is about the will to live. The will to live your life as meaningfully and generously as possible.

    Thank you, all of Evangelion.

  • Insidious: Chapter 2

    Insidious: Chapter 2

    I wish the makers of Insidious 2 could know how important this movie is to me. I could not be less void of sarcasm about that and I’ve unabashedly felt like the only living person who's responded the way I did to it.

    I could go on forever about Insidious 2. The first is real good though on its own the ending is absolutely upsetting. But then the second is just a revelation. Not only does it turn both together…

  • Get the Hell Out

    Get the Hell Out

    I've been alive on this plane past a quarter-century. That was one of the greatest things I've ever witnessed. Top 13 at least.