JamesM has written 2 reviews for films rated ★★★★★ .

  • Scream

    Scream

    ★★★★★

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

    I saw this film a thousand times when I was a kid, but seeing it as an adult in a sold-out theater made me realize the film is a lot funnier than I remembered it being. Like when I was a kid, I didn't get that Billy's relationship with Sydney is hilariously messed up; he tries to pressure her into having sex the day after she nearly got butchered! I'm not 100% certain if Williamson and Craven were intentionally twisting…

  • Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters

    Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters

    ★★★★★

    It has been over two weeks since I saw this film, and yet I can't stop thinking about it. It has been a very long time since a film had this kind of an impact on me. Philip Glass's score, the cinematography, and how the screenplay weaves together the past, present, and Mishima's fiction are all awe-inspiring. I feel like I need to give it another watch before putting it in my top 5 favorite films of all time, but it is definitely in my top 10. 10/10