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  • Notorious

    Notorious

    ★★★★½

    Goddamn that’s a Hitchcock movie. I kinda wanna focus this review on how his direction shaped the film from my point of view.

    1. Alicia and Devlin (I love that name)
    Plots don’t usually work for me when two characters instantly fall in love. You bet I was pleasantly surprised when their love felt authentic to me, even without much backstory throughout. I think this is the result of the filmmaking (well thought out, intimate close ups) and acting (I…

  • John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum

    John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum

    ★★½

    • John Wick’s extreme will to live is unrelatable.
    • Bless an action movie franchise for having a dog motif.
    • The fight choreography and switch up between weapons was insane.
    • Sometimes it felt like I was watching a video game.

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  • The Shawshank Redemption

    The Shawshank Redemption

    ★★★★

    This is therapy alone in that you get to hear Morgan Freeman’s soothing exposition throughout the majority of the movie

  • Moonlight

    Moonlight

    ★★★★★

    There are times when the camera moves so close and personal to display Chiron’s emotions, then there are times when the camera creeps in from far behind as if it is inviting us to observe Chiron’s life from an external point of view — a perspective most of us don’t get to see often. I absorbed it all quietly and my heart aches for him. All aspects of this are mesmerising. I loved it a lot and I cried a lot.