• The Departed

    The Departed

    ★★★★★

    100

    ”My theory on Feds is that they're like mushrooms, feed 'em shit and keep 'em in the dark.”

    Always been my favorite Scorsese flick since the first time I saw it many many years ago. Even as far as going as it’s probably one of my absolute favorite movies that I’ve ever seen. A lot of talk has been said that this maybe isn’t Scorsese at his best or that some of his recognization from awards season is more…

  • Green Zone

    Green Zone

    ★★★½

    67/100

    “It is not for you to decide what happens here.”

    Didn’t even remember that this was another Paul Greengrass/Matt Damon collaboration at the start, but sure did notice it once the action started and you got that classic Greengrass camera work he is known for. Honestly, Green Zone isn’t truly that noticeable in that department, but it’s still there if you can see it and it never took away from the actual film all that much. Anyway, even though…

  • The Mitchells vs. The Machines

    The Mitchells vs. The Machines

    ★★★★

    77/100

    ”Behold! The Twilight of Man!”

    I did realize that going into this it was supposed to be quite good and had gotten really great reviews from mostly everyone that I saw, but I definitely did not expect the first half hour or so to bring me as much laughs as it did. There were moments where I was full on belly laughing and it was really not at all what I expected, but I’m really glad that it happened.…

  • Tom Clancy's Without Remorse

    Tom Clancy's Without Remorse

    ★★★½

    70/100

    Once again I find myself really enjoying another action film in the 21st century that may go down as a pretty underrated film in the future. Feel like a lot of the time, people expect every modern action film to either be phenomenal or pathetic and sometimes you just need a good one to remember why movies can just simply be enjoyable. Although the film itself may seem like it’s a bit run-of-the-mill, because frankly every beat is there…

  • The Color of Money

    The Color of Money

    ★★★½

    70/100

    ”Money won is twice as sweet as money earned.”

    Seems really weird to me that throughout my marathon of Scorsese’s filmography I find his films with higher praise not as good, and his lesser-acclaimed with much more joy. Not sure is this is just my brain playing tricks on me with my exceptions between the two variants - either expecting too much or nothing at all. Whatever the reasoning behind it is, I’m kind of glad that it’s happening…

  • Mortal Kombat

    Mortal Kombat

    ★★★

    57/100

    ”GET OVER HERE!”

    A little disappointed that I was actively looking forward to this most of the week and it turned out to be such a mediocre mess of a film. There just isn’t enough cool and interesting characters and fight sequences to save the film from a very poor script and some very questionable choices behind and in front of the camera. The entire screenplay really doesn’t make any sense if I’m honest; it feels like they took…

  • Taxi Driver

    Taxi Driver

    ★★★½

    67/100

    ”You're only as healthy as you feel.”

    Everyone is more than likely to revoke my “film card” or whatever for not being absolutely in love with this and claiming it as one of the best films of all-time, but honestly I’ve never felt this way. Watched this for the first time way back when I was first diving deeper into exploring more than the surface level films I had seen and I couldn’t grasp onto anything; I thought that…

  • Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons - The Movie

    Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons - The Movie

    ★★½

    44/100

    There is just so many plot points and different things that are going on throughout the entirety of the film, that the overarching story gets lost multiple times and it’s so hard to actually find something to grasp onto. If you start to be interested in this one part, it just goes away and becomes nothing. I don’t think a huge amount of information/lore is necessary bad, but when a lot of it feels useless and the runtime is…

  • Shutter Island

    Shutter Island

    ★★★★½

    86/100

    ”You're smarter than you look, Marshal. That's probably not a good thing.”

    Relentless in its efforts to never let you fully grasp the full scope of its insanity and brilliance by keeping you in the dark just enough, Martin Scorsese’s Shutter Island is littered with the paranoia of the unknown and the darkness that surrounds the mysterious island. A perfect capsule of mystery, thrills, & heartbreak that never once gives you the sense that anything will be okay, but it’s…

  • Love and Monsters

    Love and Monsters

    ★★★½

    70/100

    Simply put, a really enjoyable adventure and romance film boosted with some really unique characters and monsters that drives the film in its wonderful feeling of excitement in a post-apocalyptic world. A genuine surprise of gorgeously rendered and designed creatures and effects that don’t feel like they’re ever out of place and have a perfect home in the world. With the little amount of time they’re actually given they work and feel natural very easily. Dylan O’Brien holds the…

  • Godzilla vs. Kong

    Godzilla vs. Kong

    ★★★★

    79/100

    ”The myths are real. There was a war. And they're the last ones standing.”

    I’m genuinely in shock and amazement at how well crafted and done the MonsterVerse has become over the past few years. With each entry into the series, they took their time and they didn’t try to shove out an entire universe to the audience and just let the films keep the excitement themselves and I’ve appreciated that since I saw 2014’s Godzilla in theaters all…

  • Godzilla: King of the Monsters

    Godzilla: King of the Monsters

    ★★★★

    78/100

    ”Long live... the king.”

    So you’re telling me people saw Godzilla shooting his atomic breathe straight up into the sky with rain falling onto him in the middle of the ocean and they saw Ghidorah symbolized against the cross with a yellow lighting sky behind him and didn’t think it was the coldest shit they had ever sent in theaters? Okay.

    To each their own I guess. Honestly though, I love this film strictly for how bombastic and totally…