jackkyser has written 4 reviews for films rated ★★★★ during 2022.

  • The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

    The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

    ★★★★

    It’s been ages since I’ve seen an unabashedly crowd-pleasing studio comedy (they don’t make ‘em anymore!), and this one is delightful.

  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★★★

    I enjoyed this movie a lot more on a second viewing, primarily because I read the film’s Wikipedia page and could understand what the hell was happening this time around. Here’s the thing - there are movies where, even if one doesn’t understand all of the plot mechanics, it doesn’t really matter because you still understand what each scene means for the story and where the characters are emotionally. But there are a number of scenes in Dune that, in…

  • The Lost Daughter

    The Lost Daughter

    ★★★★

    The scene where Olivia Colman threatens the rowdy teenagers in the cinema is almost too relatable.

  • The Power of the Dog

    The Power of the Dog

    ★★★★

    Jonny Greenwood’s score is a thing of beauty.