FrightClub has written 5 reviews for films rated ★★★★★ .

  • Django Unchained

    Django Unchained

    ★★★★★

    ~THE D IS SILENT~

    The good: Likely the most entertaining of all Tarantino movies...and that's saying something!

    The entire film is Oscar Caliber and very well could have won Best Picture.

    The Bad: Not for the easily offended.

    The Bottom Line: Come for the bullets...stay for the white-cake!!

  • Whiplash

    Whiplash

    ★★★★★

    ~NOT MY TEMPO!~

    The Good: Tour de Force performances by Simmons and Teller! I remember watching this film twice in as many days the first time I saw it because I just couldn't get enough.

    This film completely captures the beauty and pain one experiences while chasing excellence. It also somehow avoids a trite and predictable ending with a jaw dropping finale.

    The Bad: Nothing.

    The Bottom Line: It truly is one of the elusive 5-Star movies.

  • Million Dollar Baby

    Million Dollar Baby

    ★★★★★

    ~THE MILLION DOLLAR REDEMPTION~

    It was wild how five minutes in, I felt like I was back in Shawshank with Andy and Red. The voiceover not only works again here, it ties the movie together beautifully. I won't rehash the awards it won, but it deserved them all and more.

    THE GOOD: One of the most touching, gut-wrenching stories I've ever seen. I cried more than once. There's a lot to be said about having heart.

    THE BAD: I cried way more than once.

    THE BOTTOM LINE: This is an absolute masterpiece.

  • GoodFellas

    GoodFellas

    ★★★★★

    THE GOOD: This movie is basically perfect. The actors brilliantly interpret an amazing script helmed by a fantastic director aided by a timeless soundtrack.

    THE BAD: If I have to choose something, the third act does drag a bit after Hill starts spiraling out of control.

    THE BOTTOM LINE: This is the best Gangster movie. (Not the Godfather)
    I said it, and stand by it. Just as classic, and infinitely more re-watchable.

  • Zodiac

    Zodiac

    ★★★★★

    THE GOOD: Is "everything" an answer? Here, it is.

    THE BAD: There is literally nothing bad about this movie.

    THE BOTTOM LINE: SEE IT. It's a true masterpiece by Fincher.