wesleywalrus has written 23 reviews for films rated ★★★★½ during 2020.

  • The Wolf of Wall Street

    The Wolf of Wall Street

    ★★★★½

    Um couldn't we have seen Leo's cock and not Jonah Hill's...seems homophobic to me.

  • Sharp Objects

    Sharp Objects

    ★★★★½

    I'm glad the dollhouse miniature actually meant something unlike 2018's Hereditary. What a series!

  • The Queen's Gambit

    The Queen's Gambit

    ★★★★½

    I cried twice during the finale...near-masterpiece. I just wish they didn't include flashbacks of Beth's mother because I feel like that added nothing to the story or to Beth's character at all.

  • Phantom Thread

    Phantom Thread

    ★★★★½

    I don't think I've ever seen a film that sums up the emotions cautiously hidden by men, while simultaneously perfectly executing how relationships can be so toxic but trying to fix it no matter what because you're so in love.

    Paul Thomas Anderson does a phenomenal job directing - the New Years Eve scene is remarkable - how DDL is so melancholious despite everything around him being so jovial.

    Score does a phenomenal job paralleling the production design. Costumes stunning, obviously.

  • Ready or Not

    Ready or Not

    ★★★★½

    Grace is just such a badass. It's awesome to see a lead woman in an action/thriller be just flat out a great character.

    I was glued to the screen the entire time because new elements of the plot build on each other as the film progresses...and that ending!

  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier

    Captain America: The Winter Soldier

    ★★★★½

    MCU Rewatch (in chronological order)

    Captain America: The Winter Soldier is a hell of an entry into the MCU, with a political thriller that keeps you on the edge of your seat every second of the film. It has some of the best action sequences in the entire MCU (car chase scene, elevator scene, and carrier scene) and the directors understand Cap and what his character stands for, which is reassuring after "Dark World."

  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

    ★★★★½

    Snape dying Top 3 saddest moments of all-time. Truly the greatest wizard to have ever lived.

  • Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

    Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

    ★★★★½

    "I never saw anybody with an orange face before..."

    We all wish we could say the same.

  • The Killing of a Sacred Deer

    The Killing of a Sacred Deer

    ★★★★½

    While some of the film is easier to interpret and leaves a trail of allegories and juxtapositions, I still have no fucking idea what some things represent, and honestly I'm okay with that.

  • Kill Bill: Vol. 1

    Kill Bill: Vol. 1

    I could watch Uma Thurman beat the shit out of people for the rest of my life

  • Love, Simon

    Love, Simon

    *That* scene with Jennifer Garner...me cries just thinking about it.

    I'd also pay to see a Nick Robinson/Armie Hammer flick with the obvious comparisons between this and Call Me By Your Name...

  • Se7en

    Se7en

    So no head?