Jordan has written 13 reviews for films rated ★★★★ during 2020.

  • Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

    Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

    ★★★★

    I will take absolutely no Hayden Christensen slander

  • The Family Stone

    The Family Stone

    ★★★★

    Everett is such a scumbag lol

  • Mank

    Mank

    ★★★★

    I actually really enjoyed this, but it definitely reaches to a certain niche audience that has an appreciation for hollywood and the importance of the behind-the-scenes aspects of film. I hope Amanda Seyfried gets a win for her performance and Fincher’s father (poetically) wins for the screenplay.

  • Frances Ha

    Frances Ha

    ★★★★

    I didn’t know I wanted Greta Gerwig and Adam Driver in a movie together until now

  • The Last Emperor

    The Last Emperor

    ★★★★

    The Last Emperor is a really incredible epic biopic. One of the few great biopics that purposefully makes their protagonist unlikable, yet also effectively establishes several enemies that make one sympathetic to PuYi. His stubbornness, spoiled nature, narcissism, and, at certain points, cruelty characterize him as an antihero, though his imposed, sheltered, cultivated childhood in which he was often groomed for such behavior portrays him as a more human, and thus tragic, character.

  • Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

    Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

    ★★★★

    Birdman’s cinematography walked so 1917’s could run.
    I really enjoyed this movie. Definitely loved the meta aspect of Keaton playing an actor known for a superhero he played in years past, where Keaton was famous for being Batman but was one of the few to actually NOT get stuck in only being associated with that character.
    It’ll be interesting to see how the actors who now play the Avengers will fare 20 years from now. Will RDJ become Riggan Thomson?…

  • The Lost Weekend

    The Lost Weekend

    ★★★★

    Alcoholism isn’t a stranger to most people, and Wilder, in his genius (as always), illustrates how people can succumb to their fears, desperation, and the cycle of addiction they hope to break.

  • Charade

    Charade

    ★★★★

    A 1960s Hitchockian thriller starring Audrey Hepburn AND Cary Grant in Paris/a ski resort? Count me in. Only made better by one of the best film/thriller scores of all time.

  • Cape Fear

    Cape Fear

    ★★★★

    With obvious influences from Hitchcock (including an overt reference to Psycho as the investigator walks up the staircase to find Cady’s victim), it gets all the right beats of a film noir thriller. The viewer feels the constant anxiety and frustration of Gregory Peck as the lawyer whose family is terrorized by the sadistic, psychotic villain in an unforgettable, terrifying performance by Robert Mitchum.

  • The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

    The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

    ★★★★

    Enthralling. Give me less Gale and more Finnick

  • Iron Man

    Iron Man

    ★★★★

    Jeff Bridges was REALLY going for it as Stane

  • Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

    Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

    ★★★★

    Hilarious. Shows America’s growing indifference to hatred, as well as more obvious displays of hatred and bigotry. Borat eggs on Americans into willfully and without hesitation showing their ignorance and poor morality, especially seen from Trump’s administration and its supporters. Though the butts of his jokes and subjects tend to convey that Americans in general lack social morality, certain subjects show a deep care and mindfulness that contradict the bigotry, sexism, and ignorance by either Borat or the aforementioned American groups.