erik has written 150 reviews for films rated ★★★★½ .

  • The Devils

    The Devils

    ★★★★½

    facemelter

  • The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover

    The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover

    ★★★★½

    seeing this with like 10 greenaways under my belt makes it seem painfully out of place with his other films, categorically speaking. where are the birds? the water? the suitcases? it's like he shifted into a completely new set of obsessions of dogs, food, and....toilets? shit? oh well, still his most accessible, almost certainly his least greenaway, and probably (probably) his best movie.

  • Bacurau

    Bacurau

    ★★★★½

    i'm pretty sure i would give literally any movie this rating if i saw it in a theater after a year plus of nothing but i would like to think this is just insane gorgeous stuff nonetheless

  • Trust

    Trust

    ★★★★½

    something really special

  • Citizen Kane

    Citizen Kane

    ★★★★½

    this is fr so unfathomably great lmao why even try at this pt

  • Crying Freeman

    Crying Freeman

    ★★★★½

    a whole movie dedicated to sounding and feeling like the first 8 seconds of running up that hill by kate bush

  • Love Exposure

    Love Exposure

    ★★★★½

    as insane as ever

  • GraviDance

    GraviDance

    ★★★★½

    genuinely one of the funniest things i think ive ever seen. not sure if the eurodance with nazi marching or the "science" part was the funniest but the whole thing is a trip

  • Zack Snyder's Justice League

    Zack Snyder's Justice League

    ★★★★½

    fuck it

  • Bell Diamond

    Bell Diamond

    ★★★★½

    really hard to watch for a few reasons. i really think this would be well liked if it could find a wider audience, there's definitely a lot of uses of landscapes and exploration of toxicity in its many forms that appeal to modern audiences. the fact he did this stuff with probably no more than a few thousand dollars is always inspiring too!

  • World on a Wire

    World on a Wire

    ★★★★½

    really funny in terms of how RWF navigates genre elements that he has little to no knowledge, but he does most of them surprisingly well! love the colors and costumes and sets, but also how like everyone is extremely horny all the time - par for the course for a film of this nature. great shit!

  • In Jackson Heights

    In Jackson Heights

    ★★★★½

    sprawl that never feels didactic, every scene is endlessly watchable. seeing people handling themselves and participating in their various communities for so long is really sweet and rewarding, yet wiseman wisely (heh) never hesitates to undercut this with the creeping terrors that can engulf the neighborhood.

    though i haven't seen either film i have to imagine this is just a strictly better version of that scorsese thing and Nomadland