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<Todd> has written 142 reviews for films rated ★★★★★ .

  • Psycho

    Psycho

    ★★★★★

    "We all go a little mad sometimes." - Norman Bates,

    - First Review: boxd.it/xu1Bz
    - Daily Horror Hunt 15 (Sept. 19): boxd.it/3JrCO
    Day 11: Watch the first film in any horror franchise with 3 or more films.

    This movie is the Psycho of horror films!

  • Angel's Egg

    Angel's Egg

    ★★★★★

    "You have to break an egg to know what is inside" - man,

    - Film Club Ranked: boxd.it/3M2sq

    This movie features the most blood-curdling scream in film history... yeah I said it.

    In Angel's Egg a young girl guards an egg while walking through a desolate dreamland. She encounters a second wanderer that she journeys with who challenges some of the aspects of her deadfaced, blind dedication to the protection of the egg. What ensues is a mostly silent film…

  • Mikey and Nicky

    Mikey and Nicky

    ★★★★★

    "Let's have a toast for the douche bags, Let's have a toast for the assholes, Let's have a toast for the scumbags, Every one of them that I know, Let's have a toast for the jerk offs, That'll never take work off
    Baby, I got a plan, Run away fast as you can" - Kanye (nif)
    AND
    "Don't you have any notion of what goes on outside of your own head, don't you have any idea how people feel? "…

  • The Shining

    The Shining

    ★★★★★

    “Best God damned bartender from Timbuktu to Portland, Maine. Or Portland, Oregon for that matter.” - Jack... that's how I feel about my AMC bartender.

    - Kubrick Ranked: boxd.it/1CabE
    - 25 Favorite Horror Films: boxd.it/1Sdga
    - My 100 Favorite Films: boxd.it/1EUQs
    - Stephen King Films Ranked: boxd.it/23MKw

    And that's why I never married Jack Nicholson.

    How do you review a film like the Shining? It's really good. There you go. Okay I'll give it a minor go. In the Shining…

  • Rocketman

    Rocketman

    ★★★★★

    "So tell me why should it be true, That I get a kick out of you" - Frank Sinatra (nif),

    - 2019 Rankings: boxd.it/2lsbC
    - First Review: boxd.it/JwnAl

    This film befuddles me because:

    (1) I don't really like biopics, but I love this movie
    (2) I don't really like musicals that much, but I love this movie
    (3) I don't really like films about addiction, but I love this movie
    (4) I don't think Taron Egerton's voice is that great but I love his singing

    I'm confused but I guess it's just that good. Yeah see it!

  • Phenomena

    Phenomena

    ★★★★★

    "Insects never hurt me... I love them" -Jennifer,

    - Dario Argento Ranked: boxd.it/30KqM
    - First Review: boxd.it/Jj1bx

    Second Watch: There is a whole scene dedicated to establishing the chemistry between Donald Pleasence and a chimpanzee.... and it pays off!

  • The 36th Chamber of Shaolin

    The 36th Chamber of Shaolin

    ★★★★★

    "Watch your step kid, watch your step kid,  watch your step kid, ya best protect ya neck" - The Wutang Clan (NIF)

    Did this movie invent cross-fit? BTW, when are these bad guys going to realize that they need to stop fucking around with people's martial arts schools?

    In The 36th Chamber of Shaolin a man's teacher and associates in his martial arts school are all killed. Lu Yu-De escapes the ambush and makes his way to a shaolin temple…

  • The Wrong Trousers

    The Wrong Trousers

    ★★★★★

    "Have you seen this Chicken?" - Wanted Poster
    AND
    "This is what it sounds like, when dogs cry" - Prince (NIF, paraphrased),

    People are going to laugh at this but I think that Feathers McGraw is one of the greatest horror villains of the 1990s.

    In a world full of online beefs, terrible jobs, a planet falling to pieces, and movies like Hobbs and Shaw, it's such a delight to find time for a delightful and effective short film (30…

  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    ★★★★★

    "If you work for a living, why do you kill yourself working?" - Tuco,

    - 5x5 Directors Challenge (Sergio Leone 1/5) boxd.it/3IUJC

    Clint Eastwood plays with a kitten and it almost makes me like him.

    Never saw this because I had important shit I was doing but I'd trade one of my viewings of the Covenant to have seen this movie sooner... it's great! In The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly "three men – a quiet loner, a ruthless…

  • Fitzcarraldo

    Fitzcarraldo

    ★★★★★

    "The jungle plays tricks on your senses, it's full of lies, demon, illusions. I have learned to tell the difference between reality and hallucinations" - Scary Expedition Leader
    AND
    "I told you I need men, not milquetoasts who will shit their pants" - Don Fitzcarraldo.

    - Herzog Ranked: boxd.it/3MAT6
    - 5x5 Director's Challenge (Herzog 2/5): boxd.it/3IUJC

    Feeding money to a fish is as baller as it gets. Seriously, that is some first class douchebaggery.

    I love this film because it's…

  • Grey Gardens

    Grey Gardens

    ★★★★★

    "It's a rorschach test for your ability to handle unconventionality" - David Maysles (director commentary),

    Ain't nothing wrong with cooking bedside corn on the cob.

    If you haven't seen Grey Gardens you should do so very soon. It is one of the most interesting documentaries on outsiders, aging, fitting in, codependence, etc. ever put to screen... it is timeless. In addition, Grey Gardens is a trailblazer in naturalistic documentaries just trying to capture life. The story of a mom and…

  • The Hateful Eight

    The Hateful Eight

    ★★★★★

    "Keepin' you at a disadvantage, is an advantage I intend to keep." - The Hangman

    - Tarantino Ranked: boxd.it/1q6C8

    I always wear a sweater while watching this film.

    5th watch: For me, all of Tarantino's films are roughly equal in quality and flaws but I've decided that this one is my favorite of his films... for now. I like how he fills the time with interesting things to look at and powerful monologues that feel like they are from a…