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

  • 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 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…

  • 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…

  • A Clockwork Orange

    A Clockwork Orange

    ★★★★½

    Kubrick delivers every time. A Clockwork Orange is a stunningly beautiful yet distorted veiw of reality as told through Alex Delarge, a violent psychopath who rapes women, assaults random civilians, robs houses, does drugs and kills people. Yet he also adores music, has a pet snake and loves his parents. Alex is one of the most interesting characters ever put to screen and the entire film works so well because Kubrick makes someone as disgusting as Alex so goddamn likable.…

  • Beauty and the Beast

    Beauty and the Beast

    ★★★★½

    Ok this is perfect. Why did that remake come out again? Oh yeah money if course! Its nice too hear actual human beings perform the songs. Anyway classic Disney, I always love It!

  • Fargo

    Fargo

    ★★★★½

    Fargo is an electric experience from beginning to end. Brilliant writing, great acting and tight cinematography all come together to make this a Coen Brothers classic. Speaking of the Coen Brothers, these guys are slowly but surely becoming one of my favourite directors of all time. My favourite directors are the ones that you can feel behind the camera, the ones that, not only make great movies, but are passionate and purposeful with every frame of the film. The acting…

  • The Revenant

    The Revenant

    ★★★★½

    So...Is it fair to say there is nothing wrong with this movie? I was just completely enthralled from beginning to end. First lets talk about Leonardo DiCaprio who, I believe, gives the best performance of his career (that I've seen). Which is impressive because he is one of the best actors of all time. What's even more impressive is he barely has any dialogue, and most of the dialogue he does have, is in another fucking language. You see all…

  • Penguins

    Penguins

    ★★★★½

    Sure the narration was very obnoxious at some parts (not Ed Helm's fault just disney trying to make it more family friendly) but how could you not like this movie!? I love nature docs, and disneynature has been hitting it out of the park with every new film they put out. Like all disneynature films the cinematography is STUNNING! Most of these shots look like they could be on the cover of an issue of National Geographic. The amount of…