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  • Manchester by the Sea

    Manchester by the Sea

    ★★★

    Put classical music and slow motion in scenes that are crucial. This will automatically make the viewers understand that this is an important and touching scene, and make them rate the movie as such.

  • Strange Brew

    Strange Brew

    ★★★★

    Well, there's silly, and there's silly, and then there's this. Endlessly quotable, this has been with me since my teens, and it still makes me laugh. It has a flying dog in it...

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  • Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist

    Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist

    ★★★½

    If you read the short review of this movie in Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide it says: "Aimed squarely at a teenage audience".
    I think that's hugely misleading. What made this movie quite enjoyable for me, and I'm definitely no teenager, was the fact that it made me remember what it was like to BE a teenager. Those endless nights where you never got tired, going from party to party with your best friends, laughing hard and getting excited over this…

  • Se7en

    Se7en

    ★★★★★

    You have to remember that this movie almost never got released. And the reason was the ending. The ending, that to this day, in my book, is the greatest ending of a movie ever. Bleak, yes, but great. The "alternative" ending, that the studio pushed hard enough to make Fincher almost leave the project, had Mills (Pitt) racing back to his apartment to find his wife (Paltrow) in the tub, while John Doe (Spacey) tries to get into the apartment…