Oliver has written 17 reviews for films rated ★★★★ during 2019.

  • Leaving Neverland

    Leaving Neverland

    ★★★★

    At four hours long, this is an incessantly intriguing, poignant, powerful, thought-provoking, and at times heartbreaking documentary that delves into the stories of two victims who were sexually assaulted by Michael Jackson and is told through a series of spoken testimonies, footage, and honest accounts that show the lifelong, detrimental effects caused by poor parenting, naivety, and pedophilia.

  • Troll 2

    Troll 2

    ★★★★

    The most unintentionally funny film I’ve ever seen, Troll 2 is an absolute blast from start to finish, with gleefully over-the-top performances, shamelessly atrocious writing and direction, glaring continuity errors, and a ridiculously silly plot full of gaping holes the size of a goblin.

  • Blade Runner 2049

    Blade Runner 2049

    ★★★★

    Blade Runner 2049 skillfully expands the universe of the 1982 original while evolving its mythos and serving as a satisfying, ambitious, and contemplative sequel that spellbinds with its artistic grandeur and stunning visuals.

  • Carol

    Carol

    ★★★★

    Carol is a delicately directed and strikingly composed tale of marital complications amid a newfound discovery of lesbian love that pulls strong performances from its cast and is elevated by a superb score.

  • Blue Velvet

    Blue Velvet

    ★★★★

    The mystery is interesting, the characters are well-developed, and the ever-present motifs are always germane in Lynch’s iconic, twisted, and surreal neo-noir—that can be brooding in its depiction of the male gaze and surprisingly funny in its oddity.