RowanHarper has written 29 reviews for films rated ★★★ .

  • Hubie Halloween

    Hubie Halloween

    ★★★

    I wasn’t expecting much from Hubie Halloween, and for the most part those low expectations were met. This movie is vapid, silly, and pretty incoherent. In other words it’s your typical Adam Sandler comedy...for the most part. I would say that Hubie Halloween is a cut above something like Jack and Jill or The Cobbler or Pixels for two reasons.

    1.) The actual character of Hubie is actually pretty like able, and not a despicable person like we are used…

  • What Dreams May Come

    What Dreams May Come

    ★★★

    We watched this in my film lit class to examine how color is used in film, and yeah, this is a visually stunning movie. The themes of heaven and hell were gorgeously portrayed via color pallet. Weather it be the light, vibrant and colorful heaven or the dark, seedy underworld. The films cinematography is perfect and the colors bounce off the screen. I can see why, and appreciate why, my teacher chose this film for our color and cinematography unit.…

  • The Half of It

    The Half of It

    ★★★

    This is definitely one of the better Netflix original coming of age stories, however that doesn’t necessarily make it amazing. The Half of It has a lot to love about, but it also has a lot holding it back. I really appreciate the more minimalistic approach to storytelling this film offers (especially compared to something like The Kissing Booth or Tall Girl which are both essentially just sensory overload.) I also appreciate how for most of its runtime the film…

  • Night at the Museum

    Night at the Museum

    ★★★

    Great for families, I probably would of loved this had I seen it as a kid. It doesn’t do much for me now, but I respect the creativity nevertheless.

  • Men Boxing

    Men Boxing

    ★★★

    These men most certainly are not boxing!

  • The Stunt Double

    The Stunt Double

    ★★★

    I'll take my cinema horizontal, thank you!

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  • Space Jam

    Space Jam

    ★★★

    I hope someone fixed that golf course.

  • I Know This Much Is True

    I Know This Much Is True

    ★★★

    So this is a miniseries that everyone really seems to be enjoying, like ALOT. That’s great. I really wish I felt the same way. I can see why it’s so acclaimed at this point. I legitimately think the acting in this is so unbelievably good that the entire series itself is almost worth a watch just to experience it. I’d be pissed if Mark Ruffalo doesn’t get award recognition for this, his performance is phenomenal. Rosie O’Donnell was also incredible…

  • Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken

    Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken

    ★★★

    Perfectly fine escapism. The whole movie is over the top cheesy, and a lot of elements are very bland in terms of presentation. That said the film is absolutely harmless. Good for background noise, good for families, decent enough for movie people. I personally had a nice time with it, however it is definitely nothing special. Sometimes though you need a movie to simply just passively watch, enjoy, and escape for an hour and a half without feeling the need to analyze the art. Thats absolutely what this is and I appreciate it for that.

    And yes I realize the poster is terrible.

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  • High Fidelity

    High Fidelity

    ★★★

    There is a lot of great stuff I’m this movie. The soundtrack for example is pitch perfect. The banter between Dick and Barry is incredible. The writing there is seriously clever and Jack Black and Todd Louiso do a great job. I could seriously watch a three hour movie of those two characters in the record shop and be happy. The problem occurs when we leave the record shop to follow the character of Rob on his quest for love.…

  • Risky Business

    Risky Business

    ★★★

    Meh, it’s fine. It runs its plot pretty thin and most of the characters are pretty unlikable, but it’s harmless enough. Tom Cruise is great here and the cinematography and direction is pretty solid. I just can’t see why it’s considered a classic. Maybe I wasn’t in the right mood, maybe it’s because the most famous scene was ruined for me by that annoying Dominos ad, or maybe it’s just because the film is really mediocre. But honestly I’ve been…

  • To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You

    To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You

    ★★★

    This was disappointing

    The first film is a perfect example of how you can take a pretty cheesy premise and execute it well. The sequel however is, I kid you not, literally just a couple bickering for two hours. While it still retains the spunk and personality from the first movie, the writing and directing is simply not up to par. Not too sound to negative, it’s enjoyable, it just falls into some annoying writing trappings.


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