finnpile123 has written 9 reviews for films rated ★★★★ .

  • Blue Valentine

    Blue Valentine

    ★★★★

    ‘I dunno, I just got a feeling about her. You know when a song comes on and you just gotta dance?
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    Sometimes you come across a film so heartbreaking that it’s almost addictive, you know that there won’t be a happy ending or at least the ending you want and yet you still put yourself through the motions over and over again despite this. I found myself so involved in not only the relationships but the individual characters that…

  • Reservoir Dogs

    Reservoir Dogs

    ★★★★

    This is Tarantino’s first feature film and you can’t deny the significant impact it caused. Although it was early on in Tarantinos career, the writing is just as spectacular as some of his later work and in fact its the dialogue that drives the film. The film is based around a gang heist that has gone wrong, it then switches back and forth in time, showing the stories behind the characters or showing the events that took place around the…

  • O Brother, Where Art Thou?

    O Brother, Where Art Thou?

    ★★★★

    Three escaped convicts travel across the Deep South, with the law on their tale. Along the way they encounter a variety of problems. Not only is the story line enticing and comedic with brilliant performances, but there is also a tunning cinematography provided by the great Roger Deakins. The Coen Brothers started off the 21st Century with this piece of brilliance.

  • Beautiful Boy

    Beautiful Boy

    ★★★★

    A heartbreaking look at drug addiction, showing how it affects the user and those around them. Chalamet and Carrell both give quality performances. Seeing Nic constantly relapsing and David trying to fight his sons battle is incredibly frustrating, we understand why it’s happening but it’s painful just seeing the self destruction that is taking place within both of them. I was definitely moved when watching this film, incredibly powerful.

  • The Truman Show

    The Truman Show

    ★★★★

    One of the best concepts I’ve seen in a film and it was executed superbly. Jim Carey is as always entertaining.

  • End of Watch

    End of Watch

    ★★★★

    This film is incredibly underrated. Don’t go into it expecting a classic cop thriller/action film, it’s so much more. The relationship between Gylenhall and Penas characters is fantastic. Although the film may be categorised as action, it has beautiful moments of romance, comedy, friendship and utter sadness. It is also filmed in an incredibly unique way, with a majority of the shots coming from the chest cam of the police officers.

  • Manchester by the Sea

    Manchester by the Sea

    ★★★★

    This film is beautiful. I wasn’t sure what to expect but as soon as I started to watch I was mesmerised. The dialogue and interaction in this film is incredibly natural and illustrates an honest look at grief. A stunning performance from Affleck, this was the first film in which i saw him in a leading role and he did not disappoint. He plays a reserved, emotionally repressed, caring but most importantly complex character.

  • Marriage Story

    Marriage Story

    ★★★★

    A fascinating look at married life. Following a couple and their child who go on the journey of getting a divorce. It shows the impact a broken home has on all members of the family. I was thoroughly impressed by both Drivers and Johanssons honest and intriguing performances. The film makes you feel as if you are in the family with them, you feel their emotions and struggles. You feel them falling out of love.

  • Good Time

    Good Time

    ★★★★

    The Safdie brothers prove once again why they are one of the most exciting directors of our generation. Good Time will have you on the edge of your seat with superb moments of tension. A dazzling display from Pattinson and Safdie.