Oliver has written 2 reviews for films rated ★★★½ during 2021.

  • Judas and the Black Messiah

    Judas and the Black Messiah

    ★★★½

    Stanfield and Plemons shine, and Kaluuya steals the show with his performance, but the film itself is a little bland compared with other civil rights films and fails to reach its full potential when it comes to emotionally investing the audience.

  • No Time to Die

    No Time to Die

    (This was an April Fools’ joke I made before the film was released, not an actual review.) 

    “We all have our secrets.” 

    There are some cool set pieces and thrilling action sequences here and there, Daniel Craig is madder than ever, the twist took me by surprise, and although the film may feel a little stale in terms of its ideas and appear to be an amalgamation of the previous entries in the franchise, it still marks a worthy Bond film and a satisfying conclusion to Craig’s title as 007.