Patrick has written 126 reviews for films rated ★★★★½ .

  • Avatar

    Avatar

    ★★★★½

    …what if I learned to speak Na’vi

  • The Talented Mr. Ripley

    The Talented Mr. Ripley

    ★★★★½

    I love that Freddie is so pleased with himself for the line “how’s the peeping, Tommy” he just says it a second time

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel

    The Grand Budapest Hotel

    ★★★★½

    I forgot they did the gag with the door from A Shot in the Dark. It’s never not funny.

  • Streets of Fire

    Streets of Fire

    ★★★★½

    I like the whole movie but during the opening and closing minutes (basically when Jim Steinman songs are being performed) I’m convinced it’s the best movie ever made

  • Koyaanisqatsi

    Koyaanisqatsi

    ★★★★½

    Phil Glass delivering wall-to-wall bangers here

  • Paths of Glory

    Paths of Glory

    ★★★★½

    Hmm war seems pretty stupid if you ask me

  • The Last Picture Show

    The Last Picture Show

    ★★★★½

    Jesus this town is like a Hellmouth of sadness

  • Star 80

    Star 80

    ★★★★½

    I feel like I need to go take a shower

  • L.A. Confidential

    L.A. Confidential

    ★★★★½

    Read the book then rewatched the movie and this has gotta be the ultimate example of an adaptation discarding massive amounts of the source material (ya gotta, it’s a dense book) but keeping the heart and spirit of it and managing to make something just as good

  • Cabaret

    Cabaret

    ★★★★½

    Okay “old chum,” you’re telling me life is a cabaret, but this cabaret doesn’t look like much fun at all!

  • The Lady Eve

    The Lady Eve

    ★★★★½

    Preston Sturges to himself upon meeting Henry Fonda: “I will make this handsome man fall down over and over and over again”

  • Saturday Night Fever

    Saturday Night Fever

    ★★★★½

    I love that this was Gene Siskel's favorite movie and he was obsessed with it because it was about the fun exciting youth he wished he'd when it's really a pretty bleak movie about realizing all your friends are pieces of shit and sometimes they die and you need to get out of your hometown