thelilyankee has written 31 reviews for films rated ★★★★½ .

  • Enemy

    Enemy

    ★★★★½

    The surface plot is simple, yet there’s a whole lot more happening underneath.

    Second viewing is almost a must to fully understand the meaning and symbolism behind Enemy.

  • The Invisible Man

    The Invisible Man

    ★★★★½

    The Invisible Man is surprisingly done very well.

    Incredible performance from Elisabeth Moss combined with a great direction and cinematography. It creates a lot of tension and effective scares throughout the whole film.

    I also like how the movie doesn’t necessarily tells you everything, it gives you enough clues and opens up to interpretations.

    Was it Adrian, or his brother?

  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    ★★★★½

    There’s a deep message in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind that I haven’t fully understand yet in first viewing. I will keep thinking about this film for a while. 

    Was the ending happy, or sad?

    All in all, an original and beautiful movie, exceptional, yet bizarre in a good way.

  • Joker

    Joker

    ★★★★½

    This movie affects you in a way that makes it physically painful to experience, but in a good way.

    There’s nothing left to said about Joaquin Phoenix mesmerizing performance in this film. This man deserves an oscar.

    I love the soundtrack. It’s tragic and emotional. One of the best music score I’ve heard in a while. 

    The movie is depressing, it’s dark, and it’s dirty, but it’s also poetic and beautiful at the same time. Storytelling at its finest. Do yourself a favor and go see this movie.

  • The Killing of a Sacred Deer

    The Killing of a Sacred Deer

    ★★★★½

    This movie is not going to make you feel good. 
    Filled with an overarching, all-consuming darkness that lingers even after it’s over, 

    Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Killing of a Sacred Deer is a unique and deeply affecting film that’s worth watching... even if only once.

  • The Neon Demon

    The Neon Demon

    ★★★★½

    One of those very few films that actually leave marks in my head. That third act is just fucking insane.

    The methapors are heavy, I haven’t seen any of the previous director’s work but he obviously obsessed with the occult. I loved it.

  • Parasite

    Parasite

    ★★★★½

    Parasite, just like other Bong Joon Ho movies, crosses over different genres with relative ease.

    As a film about a family imposing on another, and keeping dark secrets hidden beneath the surface, this movie achieves what Jordan Peele set out to do with Us : tell a multi-layered story in a widely entertaining manner. And yes, it’s done masterfully well!

    Which one do you prefer 
    Parasite or Burning?

  • Black Mirror: Smithereens

    Black Mirror: Smithereens

    ★★★★½

    Probably the lightest episode of Black Mirror, but this is the most emotional I’ve ever got from the series.

    Most of the Black Mirror episodes is placed in the future. This one takes place in 2018. It’s a 100% real episode about today’s social network, people’s struggles and consequences, it’s the scariest and more dramatical episode I’ve seen in this show.

    Maybe it’s time that we look up from our cellphone screens and up to the sky? Maybe it is even purple.

  • The Lobster

    The Lobster

    ★★★★½

    Not for the people who need movies to spoon-fed them. But if you like your film noir a bit more easy to digest, then this flick will keep your brain occupied for days.

    There are no amazing sets, no spectacular scenery, no standout performances. Everyone and everything is swallowed by the story entirely.

  • Capernaum

    Capernaum

    ★★★★½

    #29

    This is one of the most raw, real, and brutal film that gives you the misery of this world in the face. Everyone needs to watch this.

    Such a great performance from the lead boy.

  • Avengers: Infinity War

    Avengers: Infinity War

    ★★★★½

    Just to remind me of some stuff before Endgame

  • Love, Death & Robots: Sonnie's Edge

    Love, Death & Robots: Sonnie's Edge

    ★★★★½

    The animation is unbelievably gorgeous. The beastie fight was awesome and a few unexpected surprises that caught me off guard. Amazing! I’m excited to see the rest of this series.


    You won’t care :
    Since my semester break is coming near, starting from the 1st of April, I’ll be doing the 100 movie challenge, where I will try to watch one-hundred movies I haven’t seen, from any genres, in 3 months period, and make a review for each.

    I’ve tried it once between December to February but ended up only watching 78. So I decided to give it another try. Feel free to join me!