nocturnalduck has written 5 reviews for films rated ★★★★★ during 2020.

  • Schindler's List

    Schindler's List

    ★★★★★

    looking to the past to understand the future, the self-immolating exegesis of a modern day neoliberal.

    "cry and i will have you arrested, i swear to god"

  • Tenet

    Tenet

    ★★★★★

    the world as both already imbued with the material properties inherent to its creation and fundamentally, inescapably created by us. reversing causality doesn't escape it, but maybe an inability to perceive it expands the immanent plane of material possibilities in which it can get exerted. faith as the binding property behind the existence of agency: it's all only ever about what your tenets are.

  • Silence

    Silence

    ★★★★★

    the theontological condition

  • Ash Is Purest White

    Ash Is Purest White

    ★★★★★

    posits the criminal underworld's appropriation of human connection to serve capital as a predictive harbinger for the direction of the modern world. but unlike something like mountains, this isn't something the characters are entirely unaware of. capitalism's natural tendency is to oppress and marginalize more and more people over time as the ruling class consolidates power, so by a seemingly conventional exploration of said underworld jia is actually able to offer us a prism to look into the future of…

  • Interstellar

    Interstellar

    ★★★★★

    oversaturating your emotional reality, trying desperately to come to peace with the fallibility of people.