• Pride & Prejudice

    Pride & Prejudice

    ★★★★★

    No one told me this was was the greatest romance movie ever! I thought it was supposed to be a joke. Well if it is a joke it’s not funny…I cried twice.

  • The Killing

    The Killing

    ★★★★

    Kubrick’s third feature film is a big step up from his past two works, and shows what Kubrick is really capable of. A clear blueprint for Resevoir Dogs, The Killing is a heist movie that never let up. From start to finish the direction, story, and acting all worked great together. The last 15 minutes are excellent, and left me excited to continue down this Kubrick rabbit hole I’m going down.

  • Killer's Kiss

    Killer's Kiss

    ★★★

    You can see shades of Kubrick here. It’s better then his first movie, but still isn’t anything special. It is entertaining though. It’s short runtime and engaging plot line never left me bored, but I also never felt invested in the characters. I’m watching every Kubrick film, so I’m excited to see how he evolved as a filmmaker.

  • Fear and Desire

    Fear and Desire

    ★★½

    I’m doing a Kubrick marathon, and never realized he made anything less then a masterpiece. His first film feels very amateur (and Kubrick notoriously hated it), but I do think there is some merit to the film. You can feel there’s someone who knows what they’re doing behind the camera, they just need the right tools. The acting is pretty bad except the lead. I don’t think it’s one of the worst movies ever like some people think, but it’s definitely the worst film Kubrick made.

  • A Quiet Place Part II

    A Quiet Place Part II

    ★★★★

    I wasn’t the biggest fan of the first one, but this one really worked for me. I think Krasinski’s direction has really improved. The tension in the air is palpable. The acting is all fantastic and Cillian Murphy is a great addition to the cast. The opening sequence is honestly phenomenal and hooked me immediately. It’s rare to get a sequel this good, and I’m excited for the inevitable third one. Maybe I should rewatch the first one…

  • After Hours

    After Hours

    ★★★★

    One of Scorsese’s most underrated films, After Hours is a fun ass time. I don’t know what else to say really. I love the ice cream truck. When the music starts playing the tension rises and it’s a great juxtaposition. Why can’t movies just be pure balls to the wall fun like this more often. Maybe top 5 Scorsese for me. Definitely top 10.

  • Summer of Soul (...or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

    Summer of Soul (...or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

    ★★★★★

    A phenomenal doc that is entertaining and informative from start to finish. Honestly one of the best docs of all time and possibly my favourite movie of 2021 so far. The energy coming from the screen is palpable. Watching these legends perform was a summer treat and I hope everyone checks this out. It’s on Disney+ in Canada and I believe Hulu in the states.

  • Stagecoach

    Stagecoach

    ★★★★★

    One of the best looking films of this era, with incredible action sequences that still hold up to this day. Some of the stunts in this movie would make Tom Cruise even be amazed. John Wayne is great in the lead role but the whole cast is fantastic. Just a fun western that I could probably watch a lot of times without ever getting bored.

  • The Doll

    The Doll

    ★★★★★

    Ernst Lubitsch puts you right into his imagination from the opening shot of him constructing the miniature set I knew this was going to be something special. The movie just keeps a smile on your face the entire time. There’s always a little gag going on like how the horses are just some guys in costumes, or when Hilarius’s hair stands up and changes colour. Ossi Oswalda is fantastic as The Doll. She stole every scene. This movie just made me happy.

  • Werewolves Within

    Werewolves Within

    ★★★★

    One of the best video game movies ever?
    Quite possibly. Werewolves within is a blast from start to finish. The cast is great from top to bottom, most of them making me laugh at least once. Sam Richardson and Milana Vayntrub really stand out here, and have great chemistry. The last 15 minutes didn’t really work for me. It’s basically just a big exposition dump, but aside from that this movie is a really fun time that I would recommend if you’re looking for a good horror comedy.

  • Memories of Murder

    Memories of Murder

    ★★★★½

    Memories of Murder surprised me with how dark it was, yet somehow throughout the first half I found myself laughing quite a bit. The screenplay here is so smart. Each character feels lived in, and the plot is always going in unexpected directions. Kim Sang-Kyung was incredible as the straight man detective, but Song Kang-Ho steals the show here. He hits his comedic beats perfectly, but when he needs to be serious he brings it. He’s one of our best…

  • The Man with the Golden Arm

    The Man with the Golden Arm

    ★★★★

    After watching Anatomy of Murder I wanted to check out another Preminger film so I picked this one. The movie follows Frank Sinatra, an addict trying to kick the habit. This was my first time seeing Sinatra act and I was really impressed. In certain scenes he is electric, especially towards the end. Him and Kim Novak both have some incredible scenes together, but it was Eleanor Parker who stole the show for me. I found her character so interesting…