Alisa has written 36 reviews for films rated β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… .

  • The Lighthouse

    The Lighthouse

    β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

    Yep. Perfect film. A result of everyone doing their best and everything being executed flawlessly.
    Maybe theΒ most beautiful cinematography, the most batshit crazy scenes, theΒ most specific, unmatchable mood, theΒ most accurate casting.Β 

    Why can’t everything be this unique, specific and overwhelming!

  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

    How the hell did every single actor in this manage to deliver a 10/10 performance!? Not one misstep, not a single line of dialogue delivered poorly.Β 

    Of course this was incredible, it’s a classic, it’s emotional, it has its fist pumping moments. What more could you want really? And Chief rules.

  • Moonlight

    Moonlight

    β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

    Every single actor gives a performance like it’s their last day on earth, there just so much feeling involved in all the minuscule details.

    Chiron being such a silent character really allows for this film to do what it does best: sensory filmmaking. There are so many other ways of expression that don’t include your words. Not to say that the dialogue is lacking in any way (all of Mahershala Ali’s scenes and the diner scenes prove that).

    But when…

  • Alien

    Alien

    β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

    I read a negative review on here that called AlienΒ β€œthe most expensive slasher movie ever” and I can’t help but agree. Except I see it as an incredible compliment and proof of its beautiful genius.

    Alien is certainly a horror film, it’s just a horror film that happens to take place in a sci-fi setting. And it’s a perfect horror film. The slow building of the first act creates an eerie, unpredictable atmosphere that remains through to the end. We…

  • In the Mood for Love

    In the Mood for Love

    β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

    In the Mood to Fucking DIE.

    Every time I sit down and watch a film that is hailed as one of the most gorgeous, breathtaking masterpieces of cinema, I'm always skeptical at first. But then, somehow, those expectations are always met and leave me pleasantly surprised. Yet in the case of In the Mood for Love, it's something else entirely.

    I genuinely, genuinely don't know if there has ever been something as beautiful, delicate, subtle, and full of longing as…

  • The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

    The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

    β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

    Yep. Definitely one of my all-time favourites. I can completely understand that the unique style isn't for everyone but god if the music in this isn't my emotional trigger.

  • Three Colors: Red

    Three Colors: Red

    β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

    Three Colors: Blue has a lot of blue in it. Three Colors: White has a lot of white in it. But Three Colors: Red is red. It fully embodies the color and everything that it means: love, anger, passion, betrayal, sweetness.

    Another slow burner like Blue, but in the more straightforward, acessible style of White, this is truly both the summation and high point of the trilogy. This was Kieslowski's final film, and I couldn't think of a more impressive…

  • All About Eve

    All About Eve

    β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

    I can honestly say that I came in with fairly average expectations. Yes, this is of course an iconic, highly acclaimed film (with a terrific poster). But I also thought that it would be the typical Oscar-baity melodrama, after all, it's a film all about thespians and the "life consuming art of the theatre", which the Academy always loves. It's also completely reliant on dialogue, with the camera being fairly static the burden weighs heavily on the actors and the…

  • Wild Strawberries

    Wild Strawberries

    β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

    So so gentle, warm and almost sweet considering its themes revolve around death, loneliness, existentialism, spirituality, regret (the list goes on).

    This is not a particularly happy film but it doesn’t dwell in the melancholy moments. I have so much left of my life to live until I reach an age where I can relate to that particular sense of nostalgia and bittersweet retrospection. But Wild Strawberries has come the closest to capturing that feeling and bottling it in a…

  • Fantastic Mr. Fox

    Fantastic Mr. Fox

    β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

    I'm sorry, was I blind the first time I watched this? Or maybe deaf, devoid of feelings, perhaps lacking any common sense?

    This is a masterpiece, there wasn't a millisecond of this that I didn't enjoy or a tiny square of a shot that I didn't find absurdly beautiful. It's astounding how you can manage to make something so incredibly simple and complex at the same time. Light, witty and not taking itself too seriously but simultaneously never shallow AND a good adaptation? Wow, just wow.

  • Fargo

    Fargo

    β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

    Aw jeez, Fargo is a perfect film, you betcha, Yah.

    Gosh darn masterpiece!

  • Stop Making Sense

    Stop Making Sense

    β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

    STOP MAKING (concert movies because nothing could ever top this) SENSE