TheJonBass has written 65 reviews for films during 2019.

  • 1917

    1917

    ★★★★★

    i’ve never seen anything like this. blown away.

  • John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch

    John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch

    The song about a woman crying in NYC is a true christmas miracle.

  • Cats

    Cats

    me and my friend jeff had an hour to kill.

  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    ★★★½

    i was pretty hung over and sometimes that, like, opens up my heart in a way that makes me both vulnerable and nostalgic so, uh, i really liked it. like, the rey and kylo scenes were great and, yeah, the first 15 minutes i almost had a seizure but i liked it a lot. i ... i think i love it. whatever. who cares. art is subjective. and i think it’s a lot better than last jedi whatever okay?

  • Queen & Slim

    Queen & Slim

    ★½

    Let’s see who can make the worst decision: the movie

    Also, the ‘lawyer’ dialogue was laughable

    this was bad. 

    would watch daniel kaluuya on a date for 90 minutes
    would watch bokeem woodbine watch paint dry 
    but
    boosh. missed-ah the mark.

  • Parasite

    Parasite

    ★★★★★

    I’ve been waiting to talk about Parasite.

    I saw it two weeks ago and i haven’t been able to process it clearly. There are those directors who, if I’m *really* lucky, make me look at the world a little differently. Those seminole moments, like seeing T2 or Back To The Future when I was a kid. Wes Anderson, PTA, Tarantino in my teens who pushed that even further with style and tone. And then I got comfortable. I knew the…

  • Knives Out

    Knives Out

    ★★★★

    daniel craig and toni collette are doing gods work.

  • The Last Black Man in San Francisco

    The Last Black Man in San Francisco

    ★★★½

    visually inspired and humble take on race and male friendship and toxicity. 
    the first ten minutes i was blown away by the visuals but once i sunk into it i started asking myself what’s going on a few too many times.

  • The Irishman

    The Irishman

    ★★★★½

    the first hour i was like “oh man gimme that crazy cgi i’ve been hearing about“ and then i remembered i was watching a masterpiece from a master and loved every minute of it.
    pescipacinodeniro all pull career high performances with pacino at FULL pacino and man oh man does... HE DELIVER on the GOODS!
    it’s a no frills flick for scorsese. he never shows his hand with a flashy pause or a long shot. it’s all there for you…

  • Green Book

    Green Book

    ★★★

    it’s not bad it’s just not great. planes trains and automobiles and race relations.

  • The Birdcage

    The Birdcage

    ★★★★

    there’s one shot in this movie that haunts me for how good it is. it’s when nathan lane is rehearsing and robin williams’ son wants to talk to him and the camera follows the son until it lands on a shot with the son in the background between nathan lane and robin williams. it’s an incredible flex in the middle of a very funny movie. also robin williams and nathan lane are insanely good and even though azaria is playing a “gay Guatemalan” and by today’s standards it would be ripped to shreds i can’t help but lose it every time he’s on screen.

  • Klaus

    Klaus

    ★★★½

    i cried like 4 times. i was on a plane, but i thought this was pretty incredibly directed for a “netflix cartoon”

    a real emperors new groove feel to the whole thing