Max Parsons

Avid film fan who sporadically posts reviews on here

Favorite films

  • Days of Heaven
  • A Brighter Summer Day
  • In the Mood for Love
  • Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles

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  • Bigger Than Life

    ★★★★½

  • A Hero

    ★★★★½

  • The 400 Blows

    ★★★★★

  • A Tale of Winter

    ★★★★½

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  • Panic Room

    Panic Room

    ★★★½

    A solid thriller with a slight Nu-metal vibe. While the plot of Panic Room isn't as elaborate as Fincher's other films, he still flaunts his directorial prowess throughout.

  • Hubie Halloween

    Hubie Halloween

    ★★★

    I was never into Adam Sandler comedies in the past, but I found Hubie Halloween pretty fun. I can't tell how much of that is the Uncut Gems effect. Whatever the case may be, Hubie Halloween came across as a decent comedy, with a good balance of silly gags and a cute story. Well suited for a non-cynical Halloween viewing.

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  • Eyes Wide Shut

    Eyes Wide Shut

    ★★★★★

    Stanley Kubrick’s controversial and haunting final film so happens to be one of his greatest and most meaningful achievements. With most of his films, Kubrick presented messages about humanity, usually delivered in a cynical manner. In Eyes Wide Shut, Kubrick takes a look at the ruling classes and people’s sexual obsession and jealousy, and it is a depiction as bold and controversial as his others. Eyes Wide Shut gradually unfolds into a nightmare of darkness, wickedness and depravity – even…

  • Taxi Driver

    Taxi Driver

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    There are many things I feel that can be said about Scorsese’s Taxi Driver. In fact, I’m not sure if I could sum it up so simply.

    Taxi Driver is a haunting and perceptive study of a man’s struggle in a corrupt vision of society. Scorsese presents us with the world of a dark and complex man, Travis Bickle, a misanthrope suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder, loneliness and desperation. Travis struggles to find an adequate way of life in New…