Will has written 18 reviews for films rated ★★★★★ during 2021.

  • Spider-Man 2

    Spider-Man 2

    ★★★★★

    loved it since childhood but hadn't seen it in 10+ years. still absolutely amazing. everything you could ask for out of a superhero movie imo. raimi understands what makes Spiderman so great. just look at how little swinging we get in the new movies!!! the swinging in this movie is sooooooooo good

  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★★★★

    Even better in IMAX (which you absolutely, absolutely should seek out). I can't believe this got made. Packed house.

    The ornithopters are easily one of the coolest parts of the movie. one thing I noticed this time is that all of the giant Atreides ships look like beached naval vessels; incredibly mighty, incredibly imposing, but highly vulnerable and almost humiliated in this landscape. I can tell Denis loved making this movie. So happy with it

  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★★★★

    yep, Denis did it. uncompromising and completely realized. lots of folks complaining about Zimmer's score being too loud but that was one of my favorite parts. it is laughable that people will watch this on HBO Max because they will probably hate it. it is phenomenal

  • The Witch

    The Witch

    ★★★★★

    ayep

  • Mandy

    Mandy

    ★★★★★

    quite simply my favorite movie ever made

    I feel bad leaving this just as is so I'm going to add some more. My friend Patches recently suggested that Panos probably hung out with a bunch of awful washed up Hollywood spiritualist types who had a phenomenal time in the 60s and were sculpted into pure malevolence by the 80s because his dad was such a prolific director. i don't know if that's true, but if it is, it clicks perfectly…

  • Hereditary

    Hereditary

    ★★★★★

    so, so amazing lol. masterful and so full of love for the craft

  • The Matrix

    The Matrix

    ★★★★★

    watched it again yep basically perfect

  • The Matrix

    The Matrix

    ★★★★★

    It is honestly incredible how well this movie holds up. It is also insane that it never feels corny, at least to me. just a true masterwork, perfectly of its time and also completely timeless. so many jawdropping shots, such incredible kinetic action

  • Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion

    Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion

    ★★★★★

    transcendent in every sense of the word

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

    ★★★★★

    WATCH THE PUMPKIN

  • Speed Racer

    Speed Racer

    ★★★★★

    my dad loved the speed racer anime as a kid so we were all super excited when this movie was announced, it was a big fixture of my childhood but I probably hadn't seen it since I was 13. I'd mentally lumped it in with like spy kids and stuff for some reason but I suspected I'd still love it watching it again

    i did not expect to be so completely enthralled. what an incredible movie, just oozes love at…

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring