Emilia has written 5 reviews for films rated ★★★★½ during 2020.

  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    ★★★★½

    Oh this movie surprised me! Everybody says it's great but I didn't expect a near perfect animation!

    Very funny, full of colour and action, interesting characters, surprisingly inventive story. What is there not to love? The superhero lore can be explored in full without any physical limitations. The animation is stylised and even, may I say, artistic!

    Adults can enjoy this as much as kids. I'm speechless. I want more of whatever this is. Good thing there's a sequel coming in 2022.

  • David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet

    David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet

    ★★★★½

    I just can't believe Sir David Attenborough is 94 years old. As sharp, clear and well-spoken as ever, he explains how during his lifetime the nature has been all but destroyed. The second part of the film concentrates on how to fix it.

    I have to admit that I am biased when it comes to this documentary. It just takes Attenborough's voice and I'm instantly catapulted back to my childhood Saturday nights when all my family watched his documentaries on…

  • Come and See

    Come and See

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    "Come and see" tells about the horrors done by Nazis in Belarus through the eyes of a boy named Flyora.

    Many consider this to be the best war movie ever shot, and I thoroughly understand why. Instead of battles and victories, it shows the suffering of the ordinary people.

    What makes the movie so special? Beautiful cinematography. The touches of surrealism. The gut-wrenching fear and chaos that's so realistic that you can just feel it. One of the greatest teen-acting…

  • Youth

    Youth

    ★★★★½

    Wow what a beautiful film!

    I wanted to see the film already when it came out, but somehow always managed to miss the opportunities to do so. The synopsis given by most of the critiques I read back then emphasized heavily that it's a story about two old geezers in a spa/hotel so maybe it was a bit of a turn-off? Sure, the main plot was basically that, but the movie is also so much more, don't be fooled by…

  • Moonlight

    Moonlight

    ★★★★½

    A beautiful story about a boy becoming a man in three chapters. The pressure and expectations from family and the surrounding culture don't make it easy when you're trying to live life the way that's most real to you. The lingering shots of the characters faces let the incredible acting shine through.

    I've never seen it all told so well from a male perspective. Belief in humanity and high quality cinema restored.