RowanHarper has written 104 reviews for films rated ★★★★½ .

  • Rocketman



    Re-watched again tonight with my dad. Still as fun, energetic, heartbreaking, and creative as the first time around. I love this film so much and Taron Egerton was snubbed.

  • Knocked Up

    Knocked Up


    This has to be one of the best comedies I have seen in awhile, A film that, in the end, got the better of me emotionally. I will admit that Knocked Up is pretty predictable and cheesy at points, but it is a formula that works. This film is super emotionally satisfying, on top of being very funny. I guess that is what Judd Apatow does best. He is not trying to make visual masterpieces or overly complex narratives, he…

  • We're the Millers

    We're the Millers


    I remember watching this film a few years ago on TV, heaving edited and with commercials, but I absolutely loved it regardless. Today I was channel surfing for something to watch during dinner, and by absolute chance that exact same edited version happens to be on TV again. We started to watch about five minutes of it and got completely invested so just ended up renting it. 
    I don’t think it’s unfair to say that occasionally We’re The Millers…

  • Eyes Without a Face

    Eyes Without a Face


    Fucking creepy and weird. Genuinely got under my skin (Get it? Because he cuts off people’s faces?) But yeah, in all honesty this disturbed me. This film is incredibly boundary pushing for 1960, and in my opinion it’s a must see.

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  • Fantastic Planet

    Fantastic Planet


    Really unique. Unlike anything else I’ve ever seen really. Every single thing about this film is endlessly creative and bizarre. From the creature designs to the incredible score to the stunning animation. Every frame is a work of art, and the film drips of atmosphere. The social commentary is eerie, thought provoking and timeless. The characters, while not super fleshed out, really work in the context of this story. This is a prime example of film as an experience. There…

  • Accordion Player

    Accordion Player


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  • Passage of Venus

    Passage of Venus


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  • Man Walking Around a Corner

    Man Walking Around a Corner


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  • Cadillac Records

    Cadillac Records


    I will be the first to admit Cadillac Records is very flawed. There’s some bad dialogue, strange editing choices, continuity errors, terrible dubbing, etc. But, it cannot be denied that Cadillac Records is an incredibly fun experience, while also being an amazing time capsule for this chapter in music history. Pre - Beatles/Rolling Stones rock is an interesting time period, one that takes skill to get right. It simply cannot be argued that this movie gets that time period right.…

  • The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

    The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari


    Visually stunning. This has to be some of the coolest set work I’ve ever seen. The art design in this is absolutely marvelous. I imagine that this film was really innovative for its time. The way the film plays with editing and plot structure is really unique for its time. I thought the acting was really good, specially the guy that plays the somnambulist, Ceseare. He gave a very creepy performance. I really liked this movie, so much in fact…

  • Athlete Swinging a Pick

    Athlete Swinging a Pick


    This is indeed an athlete swinging a pick.

    Knocking off half a star compared to A Horse In Motion and Buffalo Running simply because the motion isn’t nearly as fluid, but learning about Eadweard Muybridge’s work today was really fun.

  • Discipline



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    Very Stressful...I watched it twice