RSS feed for Steve

Favorite films

Recent activity

All

Recent reviews

More
  • Saturday Night Fever

    Saturday Night Fever

    ★★★★★

    The year 1977 might have been (at least, to me), the greatest year in film history, in terms of quality output. 1977 saw the release of Star Wars, Annie Hall, Suspiria, Eraserhead, Saturday Night Fever, and Stroszek, just to name a few of my very favourites.

    Saturday Night Fever is probably not remembered among the greatest films of 1977, but I unironically love this movie. The film has become a cultural joke since its release forty years ago, but it is so much more than the overly-referenced disposable piece of kitsch that it has become known as.

  • Into the Storm

    Into the Storm

    ★★

    Most of the first third of this are a tough sit; the character development becomes a bore pretty quickly. The found footage aesthetic also feels extremely shoehorned in, and the film seems to schizophrenically forget and then return to the aesthetic.

    But when the distaster stuff kicks in, it starts to find its feet. Unfortunately, the character moments don't really work during the climax of the film due to their sub-par charactee development, and so the best moments are when…

Popular reviews

More
  • Aguirre: The Wrath of God

    Aguirre: The Wrath of God

    ★★★★½

    Aguirre: The Wrath of God is a truly unique experience; one would struggle to find any other film quite like it. With its lack of score creating a eerily calm faux-tranquil atmosphere, the audience is ultimately left with nothing to focus on but the well-written story and the rich dialogue.

    The most similar films are arguably Malick's early works, most notably Badlands and Days of Heaven. Unlike both of these films though, Aguirre is stripped off all the cheap enticements;…

  • Annie Hall

    Annie Hall

    ★★★★★

    "Woody Allen famously wanted to call it "Anhedonia", the clinical inability to experience happiness—funny for a film that gives us so much pleasure".

    - Cath Clarke, critic for Time Out


    There is no doubt, in my mind, that Annie Hall is the greatest romantic comedy film of all time. However, when I watched Annie Hall for the first some years ago, I remember thinking the film to be somewhat of a non-coherent jumble. Having now watched it again, I still…