jackkyser has written 1 review for films rated ★★★★½ during 2018.

  • mid90s

    mid90s

    ★★★★½

    Jonah Hill’s directorial debut, Mid90s, is a vivid coming-of-age story, aided by a gifted ensemble cast, an authentic sense of time and place, and an eclectic, killer soundtrack (including a characteristically arresting score by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross). I was particularly interested in the build of Stevie's self-destructive behavior throughout the film - he has a few scenes of private, irrational behavior that feel real and unsettling. Huge bonus points for the inclusion of the family renting Goodfellas from Blockbuster - Jonah, you’ve made Scorsese proud.