Adam has written 7 reviews for films rated ★★★★ .

  • The Place Beyond the Pines

    The Place Beyond the Pines

    ★★★★

    "If you ride like lightning, you're going to crash like thunder."

  • Sightseers

    Sightseers

    ★★★★

    Sightseers is totally unconventional and off the rails and also bloody brilliant. The director, Ben Wheatley (this is the first film I've seen of his), has balls that are rarely seen in Hollywood. Oh yeah, this film is extremely un-Hollywood; it's very, very BRITISH and I'm such an American ('the FUCK is a caravan holiday? a glorified road trip?) that a few of the cultural references probably went over my head, but that didn't bother me in the least.

    I…

  • Life of Pi

    Life of Pi

    ★★★★

    This movie was visually arresting and a total jaw-dropper in the effects department. What, none of the animals were real? They fooled me..

    The story is relatively simple and maybe that's why I liked it as much as I did. I have read a few reviews on the film that analyzed the plot for deeper meanings and allegories, but I prefer to take it at face value and not read into the story so damn much. Why complicate something that doesn't need to be complicated?

  • Army of Darkness

    Army of Darkness

    ★★★★

    I was lucky enough to see Army of Darkness presented by Bruce Campbell himself, followed by a Q&A with him after the movie. What can I really say about this film that I've seen so many times before? Not much, other than that it still kicks ass and was fun as ever. They don't make them like this anymore, guys.

  • Sexy Beast

    Sexy Beast

    ★★★★

    I watched Sexy Beast on a recommendation from the Last Exit to Nowhere guys. A British gangster film starring Ray Winstone and Sir Ben Kingsly. What's not to like, right?

    I was really impressed, entertained, and will definitely give this one another viewing real soon. Ray Winstone is awesome in this and it has one of the most original heist sequences I've seen in a while. The screenplay is very tightly written and at barely 90 minutes, every second counts.…

  • I Saw the Devil

    I Saw the Devil

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I'll kill you at your most painful moment
    When you most tremble in pain and fear,
    I'll kill you then!
    Because only that will be real revenge.
    True revenge.

  • The Revenant

    The Revenant

    ★★★★

    This one really took me by surprise. I was not expecting it to be this awesome. The Revenant has a great blend of gore and comedy. It was kind of like Shaun of the Dead (a buddy horror comedy) but with vampires instead of zombies and a totally American spin on the whole thing, whereas Shaun is VERY British. Also, the filming style was great and the director used trashy film stock with oversaturation of reds and greens, which suited everything perfectly. Loved it.