finnpile123 has written 3 reviews for films rated ★★★★½ .

  • The Departed

    The Departed

    ★★★★½

    With the great Scorsese’s birthday recently, I felt it was appropriate to rewatch one of his best films. I enjoyed it just as much the second time, if not more. I was pleased to discover he won Best Director for this film, fully deserved. It has one of the best casts in cinematic history, Nicholson, DiCaprio, Damon, the list goes on. A terrific plot that unravels and gets more enticing as the film develops, presenting the problems faced when two men both try to infiltrate the Irish Gang, of course they both have different reasons for this.

  • 12 Angry Men

    12 Angry Men

    ★★★★½

    The simplicity of this film is perhaps what makes it such a masterpiece. 90 minutes. One room. 12 men. I was captivated throughout its entirety. As the script unravels I find myself becoming more and more enticed.

  • Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

    Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

    ★★★★½

    Before I watched this film, I was aware it caused a divide between fans of cinema. However, I was pleasantly surprised. I can’t compare Birdman to any other film, it presents a new and unique cinematic experience. Filmed to appear like one long shot, it takes you on a journey of a faded action star who wants to have a shot at becoming more credible. So he puts on a play. Despite the film all taking place in either the…