Martin

Old reviews don’t necessarily reflect my current opinion ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Favorite films

  • if....
  • Johnny Got His Gun
  • Céline and Julie Go Boating
  • Storytelling

Recent activity

All
  • Smith!

    ★½

  • North by Northwest

    ★★★★½

  • Meet Me in St. Louis

    ★★★★½

  • It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World

    ★★★★

Recent reviews

More
  • Between Midnight and Dawn

    Between Midnight and Dawn

    ★★★★

    I didn’t expect this to be so brutal: an opening arrest where a fleeing suspect dives through a glass door; a high speed car chase; drive by assassinations; and a climactic shoot out complete with child hostage and bloody gunshot wounds. Also a fun and slightly twisted buddy cop / love triangle dynamic where two cops date the same woman (the daughter of a lieutenant killed on duty who’s sworn off dating cops) at the same time… literally. As in they both go on the same dates with her at the same time.

  • House of Gucci

    House of Gucci

    ★★

    Father, son and Death to Smoochy

Popular reviews

More
  • Withnail & I

    Withnail & I

    ★★★★½

    I like my substance abuse surrounded by dry British humour (though I'm not really a fan of Trainspotting). Withnail & I is full of narcissism, paranoia and gleeful disobedience but also a sense of despair - an understanding this lifestyle is unsustainable and self-destructive - adding the pathos that makes a comedy last. You can tell it was based on real experiences (of the writer-director, Bruce Robinson, who hasn't done that many films, but I really need to check out How…

  • Inspector Gadget

    Inspector Gadget

    ★½

    Observations on this rewatch (prompted by this list):

    1) Matthew Broderick killed two people in a car accident and got away with it, making the moment the Gadgetmobile tells him to wear a seatbelt more than a touch dark.

    2) The innuendo between Gadget and that doctor woman is insane ("Wowser", monkey noises, fireworks, toothpaste ejaculate, etc.). Then there's the stupid-slutty clone version of her who is programmed to do cheer-leading... Just wow.

    3) This is like a family friendly…