Vadim has written 2 reviews for films rated ★★½ during 2020.

  • Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

    Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

    ★★½

    Baron Cohen’s method sometimes involves going into people’s spaces, but he’s also prone to constructing situations and seeing if people manifest their worst selves accordingly (or if he can at least freak them out). In one, Borat and his daughter attend a debutante cotillion, thereby inevitably catching middle-aged men saying creepy things—a small “gotcha” before an extended gross-out gag that didn’t land for me. One of the fathers at this event, Will Davis, describes how he got into this situation…

  • Léon: The Professional

    Léon: The Professional

    ★★½

    Just a note that I didn't actually watch Léon, because that is the name of the full director's cut. I just streamed the original theatrical release version (available on, of all things, a free CBS portal on Apple TV), which was more than enough.