RSS feed for Adam

Favorite films

Recent activity

All

Recent reviews

More
  • Snowpiercer

    Snowpiercer

    ★★★½

    Snowpiercer's messaging is strong throughout even though it doesn't always marry up perfectly with what's going on on-screen. I felt like the film would have benefited from being a bit more grim and foregoing its often times camp tone, especially given some of the details are the plot definitely merit that. And just given the premise, the two hour runtime feels quite short. I see they're doing a TV series and I think that format will suit it better. There's…

  • The Farewell

    The Farewell

    ★★★

    A touching story and a solid commentary on East v. West values but ultimately didn't find the film all that spectacular as I had heard or anticipated.

Popular reviews

More
  • Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions

    Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions

    ★★★

    Nothing here for anyone without interest in the original series. I'm tempted to give this film 5 stars just for how it takes Seto Kaiba's ego to levels I genuinely thought not possible.

  • Whiplash

    Whiplash

    ★★★★

    A believable and smartly made film, with effective editing to provide a great drama and tension to the narrative. Miles Teller announces himself as a competent lead, and while JK Simmons is no stranger to the 'angry superior' character, that doesn't make it any less of an intimidating, strong performance.

    My personal favourite film from 2014 so far.