Nick has written 2 reviews for films rated ★★★★ .

  • Come Drink with Me

    Come Drink with Me

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    It turns out that this is the first King Hu film I've actually watched, and yet so much of it felt familiar. This because, as it turns out, so many other films I've seen have been inspired by Hu's films - and at least one, New Dragon Gate Inn, was a remake of one of his.

    If there's one thing that impressed me most, it was Hu's eye. From the way scenes were set up, to how they were filmed,…

  • A Monster Calls

    A Monster Calls

    ★★★★

    Adaptation of the novel by Patrick Ness. Overall strong, though school and bullying strand needed a little more work for it to have full impact. Rest of the film had full impact, though, as Conor struggles to cope with his mother's cancer. Lewis MacDougall had to carry to film pretty much by himself and he was outstanding, a hugely impressive achievement for an actor of his age.