payton has written 9 reviews for films rated ★★★★★ .

  • Edward Scissorhands

    Edward Scissorhands

    ★★★★★

    that one horny ass lady: i felt that

  • Thelma & Louise

    Thelma & Louise

    ★★★★★

    This was so much damn fun to watch. Enjoyed the character arches for both Thelma and Louise and how their personalities grow and change throughout.

    This was highkey anti-men as hell (and lowkey anti-cop) and I love it so much more for that. Also, oh my god Brad Pitt is so... you know lemme stop.

    The last 30 minutes was some of the most fun I've had watching a movie, gave me a similar feeling as I watched Baby Driver (2017).

  • Sound of Metal

    Sound of Metal

    ★★★★★

    This is the film from 2020 that I was looking forward to watching the most and it truly blew me away. Riz Ahmed, not being deaf himself, gave such a believable performance in his role as Ruben Stone. I’m very hopeful he will get some recognition this awards season. 

    Sound of Metal does such an incredible job at placing you in the minds of its characters. You can’t help but try and figure out what is going on in Stone’s…

  • Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

    Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

    ★★★★★

    Had the thought "hmm I want to watch a pretentious movie tonight" and this is what was decided on (not pretentious in a bad way, just wanted something engaging). I honestly had not heard a single thing about Birdman other than the title so I truly started this without any prior knowledge whatsoever.

    Due to this, I was a bit lost at what was going on for a good 10-15 minutes, but then the "tortured artist" trope started creeping in…

  • Ratatouille

    Ratatouille

    ★★★★★

    This is a perfect movie,

    no further questions your honor.

  • The Favourite

    The Favourite

    ★★★★★

    I truly cannot even describe in words how Yorgos Lanthimos movies make me feel. They are truly art in every aspect, from the set/costume design to the cinematography.

    With regards to the cinematography, there was one technique in particular that was used that blew me away and made the entire set look as though it was on a rotating stage and the camera was the one staying in one place, absolutely incredible. I haven't stopped thinking about it.

  • Inception

    Inception

    ★★★★★

    Listen, I don't have much time but I wanted to write and tell you that this is a phenomenal movie in quite literally every aspect. It was like batting in the most rigged game of baseball and the pitcher won't stop throwing curveballs; the pitcher of course being Christopher Nolan.

    Now, I can hear the dramatic symphony music playing so I should wake up any seco-

  • Waves

    Waves

    ★★★★★

    I finished this movie about 5 minutes ago, and it's one of those where you just sit and think afterwards. This movie touched on so many important topics within its two-hour run time that it almost feels like I watched an entire season of a television show rather than a movie. The characters are humanized in such a way that you can start to know what they are thinking even in scenes of silence. Somehow those scenes propelled the story…

  • The Dark Knight

    The Dark Knight

    ★★★★★

    there’s something about watching the joker leave gotham in shambles while our own world is in shambles that hits different right about now