Cam Watson has written 25 reviews for films rated ★★★★★ during 2021.

  • Cure

    Cure

    ★★★★★

    Ending was so out of nowhere I deadass thought they accidentally turned on the lights in the theatre. Masato Hagiwara’s performance in this alone could’ve carried any shitty crime movie on his back with EASE and yet on top of that u get one of the most complex, dense, and challenging psychological thrillers I’ve ever seen as a nice cherry on top. The film barely even had a score and yet the tone throughout was never conflicting and had my hands on my hands stressed the fuck out for the last hour. Flawless

  • Requiem for a Dream

    Requiem for a Dream

    ★★★★★

    The effects of drugs at all stages of life. Some of the coolest audio and visual design I’ve seen to replicate the feeling of different drugs. It’s like Jenga pieces stacking on top of each other and then falling repeatedly over an over again. Intense and depressing but beautiful and captivating. ALSO, what a score man. This lived up to the hype in every  way I could’ve imagined

  • Her

    Her

    ★★★★★

    Joaquin Phoenix and Scarlette Johansson harmonizing over a ukulele is why I love romance movies, they immerse me in a place where I have hope that I can be as happy as these people are in my future, even with the sadness that is weaving in and out of the film and comes in heavy at the end, the happiness that you see in Theo’s eyes talking to Samantha is something that moved me like nothing else I’ve ever seen

  • The Apartment

    The Apartment

    ★★★★★

    : )

  • Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters

    Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters

    ★★★★★

    The feeling this gave me is what I imagine Heaven being

  • Princess Mononoke

    Princess Mononoke

    ★★★★★

    This is why humans deserve less. I hope after the credits started every human in this movie got eaten by the wolves

  • Southland Tales

    Southland Tales

    ★★★★★

    PIMPS DONT COMMIT SUICIDE

  • Fanny and Alexander

    Fanny and Alexander

    ★★★★★

    Above all else, Ingmar Bergman truly understands what “family” means.

  • Hereditary

    Hereditary

    ★★★★★

    That last scene might be my favorite scene ever

  • Inland Empire

    Inland Empire

    ★★★★★

    “I don’t know completely what it means yet, but I love whatever it was” -IHE

  • House

    House

    ★★★★★

    Is this so bad it’s amazing or just really fucking good? Maybe a little bit of both? It’s like Safdie brothers pacing but on crack. It’s like that scene in Taken 3 where Liam Neeson hops over the fence but for 90 minutes. Either way, this is one of the best comedies ever

  • Mulholland Drive

    Mulholland Drive

    ★★★★★

    You know, it’s really not as confusing as I thought.
    I could probably show this to my mom/10