Juul_i has written 4 reviews for films rated ★★★½ during 2021.

  • Wind River

    Wind River

    ★★★½

    At times very hard to watch. Dark secrets loom behind Wind River's beautiful snow-covered Wymoing setting in this gripping thriller. It took a little while for me to accept Jeremy Renner as a serious leading man, but once I got over that I lost myself in the investigation.


    I give a lot of props to this film for highlighting the epidemic of indigenous women being raped and disappearing without consequence, but did the story really need two white FBI agents as leads to make that point?

  • The Hunt

    The Hunt

    ★★★½

    Does satire need to have an overarching point? I'm genuinely asking, because despite some truly excellent lines scorching the libs and alt-right alike, The Hunt's main critique boils down to "everyone's conceited and hypocritical."

    That said, I enjoyed the hell out of this movie. While silly, this umpteenth take on The Most Dangerous Game execute its premise well and adds some original twists. Betty Giplin proves that she can be a goddamn movie star with a measured dry performance as the badass Crystal.

    It's no Verhoeven. Hell, it's not even American Dreamz, but it still might be worth your Friday night.

  • Ready or Not

    Ready or Not

    ★★★½

    Samara Weaving KILLED it.

    Lots of fun-- I think horror comedies just pair so well with the weekend.

  • Spring Breakers

    Spring Breakers

    ★★★½

    BRB learning "Everytime" by Britney Spears on the piano