Oliver has written 4 reviews for films rated ★★★★ during 2022.

  • Casino Royale

    Casino Royale

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

    “Now the whole world’s gonna know that you died scratching my balls.”

  • Nightmare Alley

    Nightmare Alley

    ★★★★

    I’m always pleased to see a director that puts formidable care into his craft without forsaking substance, and Guillermo del Toro pulls us into a dark, gritty world with the help of a wonderful cast, arresting visuals, and an intriguing story that explores the unpleasant sides of humanity but this time without resorting to fantasy.

  • Drag Me to Hell

    Drag Me to Hell

    Hilarious and frightful in equal measure while more subtly showing us how the guilt of our past decisions can come back to haunt us, Drag Me to Hell shows Sam Raimi harnessing his inner camp to perfection while resurrecting a totally bonkers story from the dead of his early career.

  • Red Rocket

    Red Rocket

    ★★★★

    Showing us another depressing window into America’s underbelly but turning it into something surprisingly compelling, Sean Baker is more ambitious than ever, expanding on his craft in various ways, while Simon Rex makes a welcome return with a magnetic performance as a slimy narcissist who gets into one pickle after the next and takes advantage of others until he has to face the music.