RSS feed for Aaron
  • Harakiri

    Harakiri 1962

    ★★★★½ Watched 10 Apr, 2016

    Fantastic build-up to a satisfying conclusion that opens up for a lot of thoughts. It's meticulously put together, and looks so good. Fantastic action sequences that are pretty much up there for some of the best I have seen from the early 60s.

  • Hercules

    Hercules 2014

    Watched 09 Apr, 2016 2

    It's gotta be a parody? Everybody in this looks absolutely ridiculous.

  • Mighty Aphrodite

    Mighty Aphrodite 1995

    ★★★½ Watched 10 Apr, 2016

    The chorus doesn't always work, but it's a fun, lightweight Woody picture, and sometimes that's all you need.

  • Bullets Over Broadway

    Bullets Over Broadway 1994

    ★★★½ Watched 04 Apr, 2016

    John Cusack didn't really work for me here, but Chazz is pure gold.

  • Peeping Tom

    Peeping Tom 1960

    ★★★½ Watched 04 Apr, 2016

    I never really connected fully with anything here, but looking at it from a distance, it's still a really cool flick. It's very colourful and it seems so ahead of its time. Really brutal stuff at times. Did not expect that. And I guess the critics and audiences of the time didn't expect it either.

  • Hail, Caesar!

    Hail, Caesar! 2016

    ★★★★½ Watched 03 Apr, 2016

    Fantastic. The most purely entertaining film that I have watched in a while. Josh Brolin completely owns his role. It's so fun just to tag along with him and see what his work day looks like. Everything moves extremely fast and nearly everything worked for me. All the little characters were, as always with the Coens, fantastic. It might be quite messy, but it's good messy.

  • Immortals

    Immortals 2011

    ★★★★ Rewatched 31 Mar, 2016 2

    Pretty big fan of this one on a second watch. It looks beautiful, has visuals that I really haven't seen in any other films and I love all the fight scenes. The gods vs titans element works perfectly, and their fights are brilliant.

  • Carol

    Carol 2015

    ★★★★½ Watched 28 Mar, 2016

    Beautiful in a slightly detached sort of way. Fantastic performances all around, and they're basically the reason to watch this. By now I almost take Blanchett for granted, but she really is magnificent here. Rooney Mara, gotta love her as well, a quiet performance that is so layered.

  • The Holy Mountain

    The Holy Mountain 1973

    ★★★★½ Watched 28 Mar, 2016 6

    Completely bananas. Quite incredible to experience almost two hours of visuals that I have never before seen. It loses a little bit of steam in the last 20 minutes, which takes it a notch down, but really, that seems a bit unfair considering the amount of creativity, genius, madness and just plain craziness that you get to witness. Most of the time I'm not sure what I'm really watching, why I'm watching it, but it doesn't matter. It pushes limits, it breaks through walls that you didn't know were there and it truly shows what film can do. Never witnessed anything like it.

  • Mirror

    Mirror 1975

    ★★★ Watched 28 Mar, 2016

    Really underwhelming considering I was slowly jumping on the Tarkovsky fan-train. It looks good, as he always makes his films look, but it was way too abstract for me. I prefer most of his other films to this one. I don't mind that things get a little out there, but this just had me waiting and waiting until I could latch onto something, which, unfortunately, I never could.

  • Possession

    Possession 1981

    ★★★★½ Watched 27 Mar, 2016

    Takes a trip in uncharted land. It's the kind of crazy that you just gotta roll with and if you do, I'd say you'll love it. Sam Neill looks insane throughout most of the film, he's got this crazy crazy look in his eyes. Isabelle Adjani, of course, what can you say. Fantastic.

  • Victoria

    Victoria 2015

    ★★★★★ Watched 27 Mar, 2016

    I don't always watch movies to experience perfection, so I'm not in the camp with those who think the one-take takes everything down a notch here. To be honest, the performances here - stellar, phenomenal performances - are made all the more intense because of the one-take. In that regard, they almost are perfect. I was on board for the duration, and really went through most emotions that are possible. And I'm not going to lie, the one-take is cool and well done. They pull it off, and the film is better for it. Hard to beat the experience that this one offers.