G has written 115 reviews for films rated ★★★★ .

  • Nope

    Nope

    ★★★★

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  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind

    Close Encounters of the Third Kind

    ★★★★

    This is gonna be a double bill with Jordan Peele’s NOPE.

    Watched the a Q&A discussion with Spielberg last week, which he went into his biggest regret on Close Encounters  was how the Protagonist’s family is treated in all of this. That he’d never make the same film post E.T.

    Watched the beats and spectacle from this a thousand times via TV on Sundays & Bank Holiday Mondays. Never sat down with the whole thing. Beautiful photography and composition when things…

  • Top Gun: Maverick

    Top Gun: Maverick

    ★★★★

    Third times a charm.

  • Space Truckers

    Space Truckers

    ★★★★

    Started watching this last night didn’t realise this was Stuart Gordon. Looks fucking bullet proof and what a ride. 


    Man at the height of his powers. Gordon, king of the Video Shop Sci Fi.

  • Gangs of New York

    Gangs of New York

    ★★★★

    Havn’t seen this since it was new. You can see connective tissue between in the Industry: Titanic / Gladiator and this. Early 00’ was all grand historical production and burst arteries.


    Still feels Epic Spaghetti. Maybe it’s that Alberto Grimaldi / Cinecittà production value. It feels like something Leone or Gillo Pontecorvo could of touched. Possibly would be more melancholy. Never noticed this before, love the modern ambient sounds of New York over the credits. Big memories of watching Lewis chewing up the screen with my da.

  • Top Gun: Maverick

    Top Gun: Maverick

    ★★★★

    Managed to find a cinema that was still showing this. Genuinely surprised by it. Some of the twists and turns. Think its a stronger film than the orig. Third act is a straight up mid campaign Ace Combat mission. The writers had to of been exposed to it.


    Now… .  hear me out.


    Days of Thunder : Trickle

  • Predator 2

    Predator 2

    ★★★★

    It’s been a hot day. So is Predator 2

    One of the greatest opening transition shots. After watching Robocop in the cinema last week. How much it influence a lot of early 90’s action movies that are set in a close future. Specially in the opening street shoot out. Urban warfare, greasy live news reports. Tooled up subway commuters.

  • Boiling Point

    Boiling Point

    ★★★★

    Done too many duty of care scenarios in my working career. Teaches you to scan for lemons in real life. When I heard ‘nut alergy’ that was the first, maybe the 2nd roll around on the fruit machine.

  • Uncut Gems

    Uncut Gems

    ★★★★

    I’m here because these boys need to make another hypertension film.

  • The Game

    The Game

    ★★★★

    Haven’t seen this since renting it. It’s still vital.

  • Black Panther

    Black Panther

    ★★★★

    Still don’t understand why Disney doesn’t see any investment in going back fixing CGI. Let’s face it, it’s a good move that let down by a floaty CGI finally on the mono rail.

  • The China Odyssey: Empire of the Sun

    The China Odyssey: Empire of the Sun

    ★★★★

    Spielberg working with Bale is amazing. Malkovich and  Pantoliano on the streets of Shanghai. J.G. Bollard’s frank telling of his experiences. Really good vintage ‘making of’ film.