Jordan has written 34 reviews for films rated ★★★★ during 2021.

  • The Matrix Resurrections

    The Matrix Resurrections

    ★★★★

    Neil Patrick Harris saying “suits” multiple times triggered HIMYM fans

  • Punch-Drunk Love

    Punch-Drunk Love

    ★★★★

    Gail the Snail as Barry’s sister really took me out of this movie in every scene she was in

  • tick, tick...BOOM!

    tick, tick...BOOM!

    ★★★★

    Better than I expected! LMM excels when the overarching theme of his project is the race between ambition and time - it’s hard not to see minor parallels between Larson and Hamilton, especially since their lives were tragically cut so short after making such profound impacts on their respective industries. I also really didn’t think I would believe Andrew Garfield playing such a quirky dude but it worked!

  • Psych 3: This Is Gus

    Psych 3: This Is Gus

    ★★★★

    This definitely felt like a great episode from the original series, which makes me hope the Psych gang continues to make these every year or so. It feels like they get to extend the show for as long as they want without the commitment that goes with a full-fledged TV show. I found Psych 3 to be even more enjoyable than the last two.

  • The Harder They Fall

    The Harder They Fall

    ★★★★

    Not sure how there are so many detailed reviews on here already since Netflix still has critics embargoed “until further notice” so all I’ll say is this was a really refreshing story and I encourage everyone to watch it once released on Netflix!!

  • Creature from the Black Lagoon

    Creature from the Black Lagoon

    ★★★★

    Something touching me underwater is seriously one of my greatest fears so let’s just say this movie had my heart racing more than expected

  • Malignant

    Malignant

    ★★★★

    Wwwwhhhaaatttt theee fuuuuuuuuuucckcccckckkkckckckck!! That third act tho… this movie was a wild ride but I have to say the most realistic part was the shot of I5 being COMPLETELY backed up going into Seattle, which is a horror movie in itself.

  • Free Guy

    Free Guy

    ★★★★

    I had extremely low expectations going into Free Guy, and WOW did it surprise me. It's similar to how I felt with The LEGO Movie, a deep commentary on modern society masquerading as a fun, game-based action-comedy. Before I go into the underlying themes that make Free Guy so special, other than the beautiful "you can do whatever you want" message, I want to say that Ryan Reynolds has truly found his niche. Comedy is a tough game - there…

  • The Suicide Squad

    The Suicide Squad

    ★★★★

    I didn’t expect to enjoy this as much as I did… definitely an example of what a Quentin Tarantino superhero movie would look like

  • Meet John Doe

    Meet John Doe

    ★★★★

    Ugh Gary Cooper is so charming why did he have to be a republican

  • The Darjeeling Limited

    The Darjeeling Limited

    ★★★★

    While not Anderson’s best, this film is an excellent pairing with The Royal Tenenbaums. If Tenenbaums is about family dynamics through parenthood, Darjeeling is about what it means to be a sibling and the different roles we take as we progress and reach different familial conflicts. Owen Wilson feels himself as the de facto parent, Adrien Brody is the one who feels so disconnected and envies Wilson’s control, and Jason Schwartzman is the lost younger brother who resents being spoken…

  • Born on the Fourth of July

    Born on the Fourth of July

    ★★★★

    Tom cruise had definitely never said the word motherfucker before this movie