Oliver has written 9 reviews for films with no rating.

  • Midsommar

    Midsommar

    One of the best openings to any horror film in recent memory. Gut-wrenching, ruthlessly efficient, astoundingly controlled, and simply spine-chilling. Beautiful to look at and impossible to look away from. Multiple scenes throughout that gave me chills. Unlike anything I’ve ever seen. The journey may be a little rocky, but the ending makes it worth it and makes up for any of the shortcomings that preceded it. The allusions to The Wicker Man are inevitable, but Midsommar holds its own…

  • Tenet

    Tenet

    One of the best openings to an action film I can think of. Pure adrenaline and vicious intensity right from the start. Ridiculously seamless combination of visual and practical effects. Some utterly bonkers and stupefying moments throughout. Emotionally stimulating and mentally overwhelming once things kick into high gear at the film’s confusing midpoint. Some appreciable little Easter eggs laid throughout to reward multiple viewings. It may not be Nolan’s most faultless effort, but Tenet is a sci-fi action thriller to remember. Oh, and Ludwig Göransson’s score kicks all kinds of ass.

  • Leaving Neverland

    Leaving Neverland

    It’s easy to be brainwashed by testimonies incriminating a potentially innocent man without any substantial evidence or credibility. Spend your four hours researching the facts instead of wasting them on this garbage.

  • Inglourious Basterds

    Inglourious Basterds

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

    I have some thoughts on the strudel scene, a masterclass in suspense. Underneath the dialogue, there is a subtext on display that binds the tension. It's all in the symbolism. The milk represents Shosanna's life on the farm before she fled France after her near-death experience with Colonel Hans Landa. At the farm, Hans asked for a refreshing glass of milk and chugged it. Here, in this scene, he orders milk for Shosanna. When he orders dessert, he forgets to…

  • A Simple Favor
  • Hereditary

    Hereditary

    This movie messed me up.

  • Call Me by Your Name

    Call Me by Your Name

    I took down my original comment, as my perspective of the film changed, so here is a couple of articles on the issue:
    Article 1
    Article 2

  • Call Me by Your Name

    Call Me by Your Name

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

    I don't know if anyone else noticed, but there's a fly on Elio's shirt when he's looking at the fire at the end of the movie as it's snowing outside. If this is supposed to symbolize his memories of the summer with Oliver, as he would be visited by flies often when he was alone, that is pure cinematic brilliance.

  • Blade Runner 2049

    Blade Runner 2049

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

    How can replicants reproduce?
    —Nexus 7 models were engineered to reproduce. 

    What is the source of light for Joi's hologram?
    —K gives Joi an emanator. 

    How did Deckard get his spinner way up in the hotel building in Las Vegas when there are glass windows?
    —The glass windows open.