Drew has written 5 reviews for films rated ★★★★ during 2016.

  • Conical Solid

    Conical Solid

    ★★★★

    Saw this projected through a cave. Anti-illusory and anti-fascist in the vein of Arnulf Rainer. A very welcome end to this week.

  • Blonde Death

    Blonde Death

    ★★★★

    Blonde Death:______::______:______

    (a) Badlands, Polyester, All That Heaven Allows
    (d) a filthy blonde slut with Tang, Breathless, a girl and a gun
    (b) Jules and Jim, Batman Dracula, Nosferatu
    (c) gidget, Mean Girls, fetch
    (e) Debby Reynolds' "Tammy", Lost in Translation, Roxy Music's "More Than This"

    I mean, I don't actually know. I didn't go to a school for analogies.

  • Crossroads

    Crossroads

    ★★★★

    A study of the figure of a mushroom cloud, refracted through space and time. Gleeson faithfully reimagines the actual sound, down to the wildlife sounds. It eventually gives way to Riley's drone score, and then everything tilts toward the sublime.

  • The Strange Color of Your Body's Tears

    The Strange Color of Your Body's Tears

    ★★★★

    ❤️ 💚 💙

  • Correction, Please: or, How We Got into the Pictures

    Correction, Please: or, How We Got into the Pictures

    ★★★★

    A man goes to the mansion of a notorious spy, where he quite literally falls under her spell. Yes, it's the plot of half a dozen similar films, but that's either beside the point or part of it.

    Correction, Please: or, How We Got into the Pictures starts off with simple, static long shots resembling what Burch calls the "mature, primitive" period of early films. The narrative lurches forward and backward in time, occasionally replaying the same scene. The progression…