• Raiders of the Lost Ark

    Raiders of the Lost Ark

    ★★★★

    Raiders is obviously a great film, there is no denying it...however I feel as though it didn't resonate with me the same way as it has for most people. This franchise is built up to be on the same level of Star Wars or Lord of The Rings. I don't think it is that good for me, however I understand why people love this SO MUCH.

    The opening scene is honestly one of my favorite scenes in all of cinema.…

  • Ricky Gervais: Humanity

    Ricky Gervais: Humanity

    ★★★★

    Bold, Brash and brilliant.

    Some jokes didn't quite stick, but for the most part this comedy special is laugh out loud funny. I think this is important for everyone to see. It's crude, but it had a great message. Ricky Gervais is a genius comedian and an all around great guy.

  • Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

    Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

    ★★★

    I would have loved this movie if I wasn't so annoyed the whole time. Willie is legitimately one of the worst characters ever put to film. She ruined this movie. You compare her to Marion and you can't help but think, why? There is no reason she had to be written like this. Short round sucks too!!! Why did the make all the characters as irritating as possible? I thought about giving this a higher score but it is really…

  • Bad Times at the El Royale

    Bad Times at the El Royale

    ★★★★½

    One of the finest films I have seen in a long time...

    This is one of the films I wish I could have made before someone else did. But I'm not bitter, I got to experience this film. It felt like Tarantino, except maybe a little more surreal. The dialogue is sharp and perfectly paced. The acting is superb. The cinematography is great, and something I don't talk about much the SET DESIGN. Besides the importance of the symbolism it…

  • The Dead Don't Die

    The Dead Don't Die

    ★★★½

    The film is far from perfect, but if you allow yourself to just sit back and enjoy it, I would find it hard not to have fun with it. There are many glaring writing issues, many plot lines do not get resolved or simply serve no point to the plot. But putting that aside, this film is still a blast. The cast is great. Bill Murray and Adam Driver have great chemistry, Steve Buscemi and Tilda Swinton are really funny…

  • The Pianist

    The Pianist

    ★★★★½

    This is the best holocaust movie I have ever seen. Adrian Brody gives one of the best performances ever put to film. He went completely method for this role and his hard work and dedication really pay off. His acting skills are especially apparent in the last half hour of this film, which I believe everyone in film regardless of field needs to see. It is the perfect amalgamation of what film IS. Something I appreciated about this film is…

  • The Pixar Story

    The Pixar Story

    ★★★★★

    Okay first and foremost screw letterboxd for crashing all the time.

    What an incredibly heartfelt and interesting documentary. A Pixar Story tells the story about a studio that is very VERY important to me. I grew up and love most of their films, and they are the only studio to consistently go REALLY mature with the subject matter which I love. This documentary explores PIxar's creation and it is interesting to see not only how the company started but the…

  • Rocketman

    Rocketman

    ★★★★½

    I just realized I never reviewed this on letterboxd and considering I am making a list of all 2019 movies I needed to review it ASAP (Please check out my lists by the way)

    Rocketman is easily one of the best musical biopics I have ever seen, this film makes Bohemian Rhapsody (A film I like by the way) look like a complete flop in comparison. The director Dexter Fletcher is the man who took over Bohemian Rhapsody after Bryan…

  • King Candy

    King Candy

    ★★★★★

    Watch King Candy here - www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TQSeOVfGv4&t=42s

    Now THIS is what The High was missing. An incredibly well written and endlessly engaging 45 minute crime drama that felt so much like Scorsese it hurt. Now I won't lie to you, technically this film is NOT perfect. Some lighting and sound issues are noticeable, however the number one most important thing to me in reviewing film is context. This is a student film made for a 500 dollar budget, and I think…

  • The High

    The High

    ★★★★

    Watch The High here - www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcdfNSu08PM

    The High is an incredibly flawed yet enjoyable short film. It will never be one of my personal favorites, however I recognize the talent and effort at play here. The film sports beautiful black and white cinematography and spectacular editing. The main character Adam is incredibly interesting to follow and has an complicated moral conflict that is great to watch unfold. The cracks of the film begin to show themselves with the script, the…

  • Sauce

    Sauce

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    ***MAJOR SPOILER WARNING GO WATCH THE FILM BEFORE READING ANY FURTHER YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED***

    Watch Sauce here - youtu.be/-GYL5TMLdGQ

    Sauce is a darkly hilarious black comedy that cracks me up every time I watch it. The twist caught me so off guard the first time I saw it. I literally jumped when Caroline got her hand chopped off, it's so funny. In fact the entire murder scene is great featuring some endleassly quotable dialogue. The whole film essentially just…

  • Hereafter

    Hereafter

    ★★★★★

    Watch Hereafter here - youtu.be/m0NQnSfYp1A

    An incredibly tense and unnerving experience from beginning to end. A short horror film made with virtually no budget manages to be more scary and intense than most big-budget Hollywood horrors. Any jumpstart has great buildup and does not feel cheep in the slightest. The film also ends with a great twist that will leave you thinking. The film is well shot for the most part and makes great use of sound. I am actually…