RSS feed for Mike

Favorite films

Recent activity

All

Recent reviews

More
  • Arrival

    Arrival 2016

    ★★★★★ Watched 17 Nov, 2016

    Probably my favourite film of the year. Definitely worth seeing in the cinema so you can be enveloped by the amazing soundtrack.

  • Before Sunrise

    Before Sunrise 1995

    ★★★½ Watched 23 Sep, 2016

    It took me a long time to finally see this, but I generally enjoy Linklater films and to have the whole thing be just a conversation between two people is fantastic — I love the narrowed scope. I should have seen it much earlier though, probably when it came out.

Popular reviews

More
  • Drive

    Drive 2011

    ★★★★★ Watched 11 Nov, 2011 6

    A beautifully crafted film, with consideration in every shot and a kick-ass soundtrack. Winding Refn certainly earned his Best Director award at Cannes this year, helped greatly by the outstanding performances of Gosling and Mulligan. I'll definitely need to see this again, and while I'm not much a fan of ultra-violence I couldn't imagine it working any other way in this film.

  • Inception

    Inception 2010

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 02 Oct, 2011 4

    BWWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMP!

    So epic it hurts. I'm willing to gloss over the few plot questions it leaves and just be enveloped by the killer combo of Nolan & Zimmer (whose soundtrack, incidentally, makes *everything* feel epic if you put it on loud enough).