RileyRomero

I love movies that share stories about the human condition and make me think about life.

Favorite films

  • Inception
  • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
  • Donnie Darko
  • Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

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  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    ★★★★

  • El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

    ★★★★½

  • Barbarian

    ★★★★★

  • Spider-Man: No Way Home

    ★★★½

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  • Prey

    Prey

    ★★★★½

    Prey was a pleasant surprise to the Predator franchise that I did not realize that I needed. This movie is visually stunning and filled with some of the best action scenes out of all the Predator movies. With how much effort was given to the movie's visuals and quality, the only thing that I disliked while watching this is the fact that this movie did not have a theatrical release to watch it at its full potential.

  • Thor: Love and Thunder

    Thor: Love and Thunder

    ★★★

    With its Guns and Roses rebirth to Ragnarock's Led Zeppelin fun, Thor Love and Thunder had the potential to recharge the waning excitement of the MCU fanbase. Instead of these thunderous returns, we received a shockingly unbalanced movie that broke the MCU's streak of making movies with a balance between comedy and serious moments. Trapped inside a movie of screaming goats and rocks mating with one another, we have a deep movie that explores postmodern secularism by Christian Bale's spectacular…

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  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    ★★★★

    This is my first rewatch of this movie since I saw it in theaters. With hearing the years of unrelenting criticism that Disney gets for its Star Wars trilogy by Star Wars purists not reaching the acceptance stage in the stages of grief after 7 years, my opinion of this movie grew more negative than positive. Although I more or less agree with the criticisms for this movie (e.g. how this is a carbon copy of A New Hope, how…

  • El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

    El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

    ★★★★½

    Was having this 2 hour addition to Breaking Bad's spectacular finale necessary?...No. Did I enjoy watching a 2 hour character-driven Breaking Bad episode with a movie budget following the most well-written character in the series?... Absolutely.

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  • Barbarian

    Barbarian

    ★★★★★

    I walked out of the theater and drove home in a speechless state of utter shock. This movie is by far one of the best movies this year. Do not look anything up about it. This needs to be seen in a full theater with absolutely no context whatsoever.

  • Vengeance

    Vengeance

    ★★★★

    As someone born and raised in Texas, I was pleasantly surprised about how Vengeance is such an intelligent movie that rather accurately portrays Texas and all the nuance that the Lone Star State holds. There are a lot of subplots and directions within this movie; however, what ultimately ties the bow to this beautiful gift of cinema is the common theme of how we often assume that we know people before we dig deeper and find out who they truly…