stolenbesos has written 3 reviews for films rated ★★★½ during 2020.

  • Half Nelson

    Half Nelson

    ★★★½

    good movie about an unlikely friendship and i think ryan gosling is great in this. bonus points for broken social scene :)

  • The Square

    The Square

    ★★★½

    Ok if I’m being honest I only continued watching because Christian is so hot. It was good overall and had some funny scenes, but I think the theme was a little *too* on the nose


    *edit* rewatched and wtf i can’t believe i forgot how funny the post sex condom scene was. adding half a star for that one

  • Dogtooth

    Dogtooth

    ★★★½

    Lanthimos is incredible at forcing you suspend disbelief right away. He creates an absurd world, quickly establishes the rules and just takes off and you’re forced to keep up. In Dogtooth he does just that, but there were some storylines I wish he delved into more, like the “brother” on the other side of the fence. I don’t think the stakes were as high in this movie as they were in Killing of a Sacred Deer, but it was also put out 9 years prior. Great film nonetheless