Grm Jns has written 48 reviews for films rated ★★★★ during 2019.

  • Varda by Agnès

    Varda by Agnès

    ★★★★

    Always great to spend more time with Agnès

    But if you’ve just watched 5 of her films in the past year, including Beaches of Agnès, you might find this to be too familiar to be fresh.

  • Frances Ha

    Frances Ha

    ★★★★

    sophie is one of the most iconic characters of the last 10 years.

    this movie is thematically in the same family as both elena ferrante's neopolitan novels (female friendship) and "my year of rest and relaxation" (20-something woman in nyc on a downward spiral)

    all the best moments were written by greta

    i hated this movie when it came out. it struck a little too close to home.

  • Marriage Story

    Marriage Story

    ★★★★

    worth it for the laura dern and alan alda performances alone

  • Hugo

    Hugo

    ★★★★

    Moral of the story: Every machine has its purpose

  • Honey Boy

    Honey Boy

    ★★★★

    I liked the chicken

    Afraid I have the dad’s hairline

  • The Dead Zone

    The Dead Zone

    ★★★★

    mentally catalog this as a stephen king adaptation.

    not as a cronenberg film or christopher walken film.

    with those expectations, i was pleased.

    like many stephen king adaptations, its best watched on a cold winter night.

  • Judy

    Judy

    ★★★★

    Hear me out:
    The Judy Garland bio pic fucks.
    RZ gives a five star performance in a three star movie.
    The Trolly Song sequence slaps.

  • Memories of Murder

    Memories of Murder

    ★★★★

    now officially a member of the song kang-ho fan club. one of cinema's great heartbreaking fools.

  • Ad Astra

    Ad Astra

    ★★★★

    the action sequences on that earth tower and on the moon in rovers were perfect recreations of how i visualize Kim Stanely Robinson novels (specifically 2312 and Red Mars). for that, i'm thankful. now make a Red Mars miniseries you cowards.

  • Punch-Drunk Love

    Punch-Drunk Love

    ★★★★

    If Nora Ephron made this movie, it’d be called “You’ve Got Blackmail”

  • The Biggest Little Farm

    The Biggest Little Farm

    ★★★★

    the equilibrium, man

  • Hail Satan?

    Hail Satan?

    ★★★★

    The US kicks ass sometimes 
    “Don’t mock God!”
    Atheism defines what you aren’t, Satanism is what you are