Ephereal has written 8 reviews for films rated ★★★★★ during 2018.

  • Bad Boy Bubby

    Bad Boy Bubby

    ★★★★★

    WOW! Just, WOW!
    Having never seen this film before, but hearing it spoken of many times over the past 25 years, I had some very strange expectations of this grubby, grimy, horrible, pointlessly disgusting exploitation film.

    What I got was a poignant display of the effects of abuse, a strange insight into the mind of a child, their abilities to see the world not as it is, but how they want to see it. Innocent and good.
    There was a…

  • Machete

    Machete

    ★★★★★

    Absolute FUN!
    All the crazy, bloods packed carnage you'd expect of a Rodriguez outting, great casting too!
    It's quite amazing he managed to weave such strong politics seemlesly into what is essentially a grindhouse movie.
    Also love the incredibly strong women in this film, another great staple of his work.

  • Atomic Blonde

    Atomic Blonde

    ★★★★★

    I know A LOT of people wil sat 5/5 really?
    We'll, the story wasn't super original, that was never what this was about.
    This movie oozes style. The Cinematography, the choreography and don't even get me started on the soundtrack!
    This movie takes the sensibility of an arthouse visual production, and applies them to a AAA title with the type of cast that people go to bed dreaming of!
    What this movie, I won't even say LACKS in plot, is made up for with a visual and audio senstation that more than makes up for it.

    So yes, this for me is a 5/5.

  • The Voices

    The Voices

    ★★★★★

    Wow, what a movie!
    Reynolds acting is top notch, and the supporting cast do superbly.
    The whole concept of exploiting people's insecurities is used to full effect here and while this could have come off as camp "b grade" throw away material, an odd sense of seriousness kept it both grounded and hilarious.

    This is a very rare breed of movie that ties action, comedy, psychological horror and Scottish cats into the perfect storm.

  • Zardoz

    Zardoz

    ★★★★★

    I have to say, I absolutely loved Zardoz! I have no idea what it was actually about, or why things happened the way they did...
    But I know I loved it!

    2001 meets Eraser head... And Connery in knee high boots!

  • Planet Terror

    Planet Terror

    ★★★★★

    An fantastically fun, absolutely bonkers ride.
    Over the top, action packed, Guts and Gore, FUN!

    Everything you expect from a Rodriguez movie.
    Do yourself a favour and see this movie!~

  • Professor Marston and the Wonder Women

    Professor Marston and the Wonder Women

    ★★★★★

    This movie is absolutely brilliant!.
    Really good look into the poly amorous lifestyle and how it effected this professor.
    Ita also very interesting to see the foundations wonder woman was built on.
    It would have been slightly better has they gone a little bit more into the psychological side of it but then it wouldn't be quite as approachable.

    Definitely recommend.

  • Bloodsucking Bastards

    Bloodsucking Bastards

    ★★★★★

    This was certainly a decent movie. It's a slow burn comedy that really works.
    It's not like other comedy horror that go for the completely inane humor so synonymous with the genre,(not that I don't love that too, I do) it actually almost works as a black comedy until the final sequence.
    Good performances and some great character acting.
    I can recommend watching this as a good "wind down" comedy horror.