Grm Jns has written 22 reviews for films rated ★★★★½ during 2020.

  • The Way We Live Now

    The Way We Live Now

    ★★★★½

    Under appreciated miniseries adaptation of one of the great Victorian novels. The ever-relevant theme: financial corruption.

    Sharp and charming early performances from the young: Matthew Macfadyen, Cillian Murphy, and Shirley Henderson

    If only image resolution quality was clearer

  • Meet Me in St. Louis

    Meet Me in St. Louis

    ★★★★½

    Tootie is a sociopath and Halloween use to be unimaginably cool 

    Judy embodies excellence

  • Unstoppable

    Unstoppable

    ★★★★½

    Ned (Lew Temple) with a ponytail and tinted aviators peeling out of the parking lot to chase train

  • Soul

    Soul

    ★★★★½

    liked it more than the rest of my family

  • Black Panther

    Black Panther

    ★★★★½

    white people can have a taste of martin freeman, as a treat

  • Dick Johnson Is Dead

    Dick Johnson Is Dead

    ★★★★½

    “See you later Dick”

  • Hail, Caesar!

    Hail, Caesar!

    ★★★★½

    just turned it on for a minute to kill some time and ended up watching the whole thing for a third time. no clue why this movie is so good.

    on my previous viewing, kept thinking it was a profound meditation on how fake things become real and real thing become fake. this time i kept on thinking about how much work sucks. having a job is miserable, even if it’s the one you want. 

    this is in the same tier as raising arizona and o brother, which means it’s a top shelf quality mai thai

  • The Mule

    The Mule

    ★★★★½

    unfortunately, i’m drawn to the slow-walking mood and pace of this movie and all the american damnation

  • Cloud Atlas

    Cloud Atlas

    ★★★★½

    back on my bullshit
    with my boy cavendish

  • Body Double

    Body Double

    ★★★★½

    lol this movie

  • Comic Book Confidential

    Comic Book Confidential

    ★★★★½

    i <3 media studies


    stellar icons interviewed.
    me: “they got ___ ___ too!?”


    perfect comic strip title cards edit pacing 


    great wide historic kaleidoscopic narrative scope, this ain’t no detailed highly-specific study

  • Halloween

    Halloween

    ★★★★½

    Great
    But
    I can’t believe the twitter movie bracket has this going further than The Thing. So many more interesting things going on in his other movies (e.g. Escape, Assault, They Live).
    This has Carpenter’s technique beautifully stripped down to its basic primal elements.