Will has written 10 reviews for films rated ★★★★½ during 2019.

  • Home Alone

    Home Alone

    ★★★★½

    best Christmas movie

  • The Empire Strikes Back

    The Empire Strikes Back

    ★★★★½

    more like handsome solo

  • Greener Grass

    Greener Grass

    ★★★★½

    extremely good and very, very weird. i feel like this is the most genuinely original comedy I have seen in a very long time and I hope the people who made this do very well. unreal world-building, so many small hilarious jokes that I feel like I missed!!! hoping this gets a theatrical run in Chicago and hoping plenty of people pay to see it

    seen @ Music Box with Jocelyn DeBoer and Dawn Luebbe in-person

  • Avengers: Endgame

    Avengers: Endgame

    ★★★★½

    decent amount of issues with this but the big moments were done so unbelievably well that I didn't care that much. god damn! i grew up with this!

  • The Beach Bum

    The Beach Bum

    ★★★★½

    this movie is so intelligently, meticulously stupid. saw it at music box with Harmony Korine in person afterwards. choice quotes of his I felt informed my understanding:

    "i like shooting on film because it makes a nice noise and it's basically like burning money"

    "wasting money is one of my favorite things in the world"

    "making movies sucks, it's such a pain in the ass"

    "yeah we want to basically pump a bunch of weed into theaters that screen this…

  • Gummo

    Gummo

    ★★★★½

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

    I am really embarrassed about how much I love this movie. saw it again on 35mm at the Music Box and the presenter before commented on how sad he is that this is often relegated to edgelord culture, which I absolutely agree with

    some notes:

    -really rewarded a second viewing, especially because I could get past all the shocking stuff and just poke around in the overall theme and mood it was trying to set. I felt like I was…

  • Pan's Labyrinth

    Pan's Labyrinth

    ★★★★½

    jeeez

  • Birds of Passage

    Birds of Passage

    ★★★★½

    Long Live Capitalism.
    i am sad

  • Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

    Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

    ★★★★½

    Gene Wilder kicks ass

  • John Wick: Chapter 2

    John Wick: Chapter 2

    ★★★★½

    literally an improvement over the first one in every possible way. my God this kicked unbelievable quantities of ass