Kazmer has written 13 reviews for films rated ★★★★★ during 2019.

  • The House That Jack Built

    The House That Jack Built

    ★★★★★

    After enough viewings of this film to be completely past the inherently disturbing nature of its content, the comedic deprivation shines through so clearly it's hard to not burst out laughing through the majority of even its darkest moments. This actually gets significantly funnier every time I watch it. Dillon's masterful sociopathic performance, Ganz's perfect straight man counterpoint perspective, Von Trier's flawless direction...all working in harmonic service to the psychotic humility, the introspective philosophy of destruction and morbid fascination as a pure form of art.

  • Uncut Gems

    Uncut Gems

    ★★★★★

    20 minutes into the movie my buddy goes "Oh my god, is that an establishing shot?" and I nearly did a spit take laughing.

  • The Fall

    The Fall

    ★★★★★

    An expertly crafted exercise in anxiety-inducing, nightmare-esque cinema. Even in short-form, Glazer proves to be a master of existential dread, through sound, through camerawork, through pure, uncompromising artistic vision.

  • The Breakfast Club

    The Breakfast Club

    ★★★★★

    John Hughes definitely never smoked weed before

  • Mortal Kombat

    Mortal Kombat

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Johnny Cage cutting Scorpion’s skull in half and making him explode, then dropping an autographed photo on his remains and walking out of hell is the greatest moment in 90s cinema.

  • Thunder Road

    Thunder Road

    ★★★★★

    Yeah Thunder Road is amazing and whatever but have you ever tried watching it really drunk on an airplane struggling not to openly weep in public

  • August: Osage County

    August: Osage County

    ★★★★★

    This movie is like pornography to me. I get nothing but pure euphoric pleasure watching these people scream right in each other's faces with the energy of a prizefighter match. They throw shit, tackle each other, they give big cruel monologues and hurl nasty insults without even flinching. I can't get enough of it. Make more movies that are just 2 hours of people yelling and getting upset.

  • The House That Jack Built

    The House That Jack Built

    ★★★★★

    "Love, Jack. Love is also an art. Not to mention, intimacy."
    "...The Iceman always inhaled his victim's last breath."
    "JACK!"

    possibly my favorite depiction of hell in cinema

  • Burning

    Burning

    ★★★★★

    Evil is real, and it doesn't look like an ugly monster. Heroes exist, but not everyone can be saved, or may not be worth saving at all. BURNING floats between realms of dreamy fantasy and disturbed paranoia, never letting go of it's vice grip on the tension of every scene. As the mystery escalates and worst fears edge closer to reality, complete dread takes control. Absolutely blown away at director Lee Chang-dong's masterful ability to capture such perfect portraits of…

  • Close-Up

    Close-Up

    ★★★★★

    "Aren't you acting for the camera right now? What are you doing now?"
    "I'm speaking of my suffering. I'm not acting. I'm speaking from the heart."

  • Princess Mononoke

    Princess Mononoke

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    No matter how many times I watch this I still can't believe Miyazaki made a movie where the main character decapitates two people and he totally got away with it.

  • Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

    Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

    ★★★★★

    "I looked at you tonight and you weren't there... And I'm gonna howl it out, and I'm not gonna give a damn what I do and I'm gonna make the biggest goddamn explosion you've ever heard!"