arden has written 4 reviews for films rated ★★★★★ during 2020.

  • Apocalypse Child

    Apocalypse Child

    ★★★★★

    Disclaimer: Numerous drinking glasses were harmed in the making of this film.

    This was so stressful to watch as everything felt as turbulent as its setting. Every character is absolutely fucking unhinged, I love it so much. I don't think I have the words to make a concrete review on this, maybe I need to watch it again. But whatever that was, it was unexpected. And really fucking good.

  • Cleaners

    Cleaners

    ★★★★★

    There's a lot of things that's nostalgic about being a Filipino Teen in the 2000's and this film just captures it so well. It's such a simple film that manages to tell an amazing coming of age (that's so distinctly Filipino) without having to do the most. It's radical, it's rebellious; it's what growth should be. It's what high school feels like. The final sequence was so cathartic and relatable.... ganyan din ako kapag Friday cleaners kasi tangina sino ba naman gugustuhin mag Friday cleaners diba? Ganda.

    Also grabe talaga mga taga UP Cineastes Studio ano meron sa inyo at napakaganda ng lahat ng film niyo?

  • Fallen Angels

    Fallen Angels

    ★★★★★

    This is my second time watching this film and this time... in a less adequate quality than before. (Which I’ve found to be the most personally enjoyable way to watch a Wong Kar-wai film.) Nonetheless, I’m still in love with the chaos of it all. I’ve never seen a director work with incoherence and so much movement the same way Wong Kar-wai has done with this. I’m obsessed.

  • Little Women

    Little Women

    ★★★★★

    meg march boring as fuck