Oliver has written 3 reviews for films rated ★★★★★ during 2020.

  • The House That Jack Built

    The House That Jack Built

    ★★★★★

    “More than a masterpiece. An icon.”

  • Midsommar

    Midsommar

    ★★★★★

    Ari Aster proves he is able to disturb his audience even in the most beautiful of settings while masterfully blending horror, drama, and comedy to deliver a spellbinding, emotionally overwhelming and conflicting experience full of iconic imagery, brilliant juxtapositions, an admirable attention to detail, and many powerful moments from beginning to end.

  • Uncut Gems

    Uncut Gems

    ★★★★★

    Masterful in too many ways to describe yet not as emotionally resonant as Good Time, the Safdie Brothers take the word “stressful” to a whole other level with this relentless maelstrom of misery and excitement, anchored by a gritty and edgy atmosphere that nails the hustle-bustle vibe of its slimy protagonist’s world and elevated by a highly calculated direction, an intoxicating synth score, and a powerhouse performance by Adam Sandler.