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  • Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

    Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

    ★★★★½

    I genuinely really like this film, and I'm not afraid to admit it. Almost everyone I know is not a fan of this film, which is I suppose is understandable, but I guess I like this film more due personal reasons rather than the actual quality of the film. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull was not only the first Indiana Jones film I ever watched, but the first big film from any well known franchise I…

  • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

    Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

    ★★★★★

    Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade has so much going for it. It's definitely the most light-hearted in the franchise, whether it's through the score, the themes explored, or through the way it excellently embraces comedy, and it's also definitely the most action packed. It has a train sequence, a boat sequence, a motorcycle sequence, a plane sequence and a tank sequence, and the film manages to include all these amazing action sequences without making it feel crammed, while telling…

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  • The Shining

    The Shining

    ★★★★★

    Deliciously disturbing and beautiful to look at, The Shining is a horror film where I find pleasure and excitement the more the story progresses, and the tension building, the performances, as well as just the general concept all contribute to heighten that distinctive sensation. The style of Stanley Kubrick is also one of my favourites from a director, and it too really helps bring this film to life. I just love how this film somehow makes me feel somewhat comforted,…

  • Ad Astra

    Ad Astra

    ★★★★★

    Ad Astra feels like a true space adventure story with its sense of purpose, creativity, and utilisation of tense sequences and stunning cinematography, while having a sharp focus on the themes that it effectively expresses to convey meaning of humanity. It's very slow paced, but I found that to be a great support to its overall tone, while bringing a sense of importance to every moment. This film also could not have had a more suitable score, and Brad Pitt…