Jordan has written 10 reviews for films rated ★★★½ during 2020.

  • The Trial of the Chicago 7

    The Trial of the Chicago 7

    ★★★½

    Sacha Baron Cohen's accent in this movie is like in that episode of Friends where Ross tries to phase out his fake British accent

  • Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

    Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

    ★★★½

    Chadwick Bozeman. Wow. This performance makes me mourn the projects and performances we could’ve had from such a talented man. Best Actor? Yes. I wouldn’t be surprised if there were 2 Posthumous Oscar Wins this year for Bozeman in Ma Rainey and Jack Fincher for Mank.

  • The Shape of Water

    The Shape of Water

    ★★★½

    The creature going to the movies immediately after escaping the apartment will be me when this pandemic is over

  • You Can't Take It with You

    You Can't Take It with You

    ★★★½

    Really more like 3.75/5, but I really enjoyed this movie!!

    Are the Sycamores not the family from Meet the Robinsons??

  • Grand Hotel

    Grand Hotel

    ★★★½

    I needed more of John Barrymore’s dog in this film

  • Mrs. Miniver

    Mrs. Miniver

    ★★★½

    They may not have explicitly said anything bad about the Germans, but you KNOW the soldier was evil once he started drinking straight from their milk bottle instead of getting a glass

  • All the King's Men

    All the King's Men

    ★★★½

    Though the policies he fights for are admirable, Willie Stark represents the dangers in politics when well-intentioned politicians gain power and become godlike personas with cult-like followings that allow them to wrongfully get away with much and more, straying from the causes that truly gained their following.

  • The Bishop's Wife

    The Bishop's Wife

    ★★★½

    Charming Christmas movie about a man who forgets what’s really important in life and is sent a guardian angel to show him the way. Aka, a lesser It’s a Wonderful Life but if Clarence was the most charming man to ever exist.

    I really enjoyed this movie, but it’s just too obvious about trying to ride the coattails of It’s a Wonderful Life which was only released a year earlier. The plot is extremely similar, set at Christmas, Debby is…

  • Gladiator

    Gladiator

    ★★★½

    To answer the question: yes, I was very entertained. Interesting to look at this movie as an influence to Game of Thrones battle scenes, cinematography, character relations, and thirsts or distantes for power.
    What this movie lacks that Game of Thrones gets right is the proper character development. Commodus almost seems like a mix of Joffrey with his cruelty and readiness to kill anyone who protests him and Ramsay with his wrath partly deriving from his wish for love and…

  • Easy A

    Easy A

    ★★★½

    First reaction: Any scene with Stanley Tucci is incredible. Emma Stone’s persona and humor makes the movie the success it is. 
    Smart teen comedy that makes overt connections to the John Hughes teen comedy era. Though highly enjoyable and easy to watch, it still doesn’t reach the comfort-aspect and comedic tone of the Hughes movie it seems to aspire to.
    Emma Stone is the only actress at this time who could do this role well and lead this movie to…