William Hyland

I like movies.... a lot.

Favorite films

  • Inception
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  • Arrival
  • Mission: Impossible - Fallout

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  • Akira

    ★★★★

  • Bullet Train

    ★★★½

  • Vantage Point

    ★½

  • Bad Times at the El Royale

    ★★★★½

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  • Bullet Train

    Bullet Train

    ★★★½

    I got a lot of Guy Ritchie vibes here. 

    Various criminals all converge on the titular Bullet Train and we strap in for a wild zigzagging plot, with many twists and turns. Along the way we are treated to, horrible violence, British swearing, Thomas the Tank Engine talk, flashbacks within flashbacks, the voice of Sandra Bullock, terrible therapy, snakes on a train, Joey King being the absolute worst, uncredited cameos, Japanese toilets, Logan Lerman?, snacks, fruits, guns, swords, bombs and…

  • Ford v Ferrari

    Ford v Ferrari

    ★★★★½

    Why the hell did it take me 3 years to see this? I’ll never know. 2019 was kind of an insane year for movies ok. 

    Seriously though, between this and Maverick we’ve got a nice little pair of great American movies that act as metaphors for fighting for creative control within an established system and they are both driven (hehe) by practical action stunts. 

    If we don’t see even the slightest surge of more movies like this and Maverick in the next few years I swear I will eat a shoe. 

    9/10 Currently letting the Blu Ray start menu play on a loop, because that soundtrack slaps.

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  • The Green Knight

    The Green Knight

    ★★

    I was genuinely excited for this movie but alas, films tend to be disappointing when they aren’t about anything. The two stars are for the gorgeous visuals and that’s about it. This adaptation removes all hope from the original story and provides no answer to any of the moral questions found within. 

    There is no payoff to any questions. Many people will probably come away from this just debating whether Gawain lives or dies, but it doesn’t really matter because…

  • A Quiet Place Part II

    A Quiet Place Part II

    ★★★★½

    While A Quiet Place: Part II does not really do anything new with the material that was established in the first one, it still remains a tense thriller that excels in its storytelling, by focusing on character within every moment of the film. 

    All of the actors bring their A game here, with Cillian Murphy being a welcome addition and Emily Blunt being the best barefoot, recently given birth, shotgun wielding mom out there. In addition to this John Krasinski’s…