RowanHarper has written 161 reviews for films rated ★★★★★ .

  • Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan

    Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan

    ★★★★★

    My second time seeing this film. This time in a group.

    Borat is probably my favorite comedy of all time. Anyone who knows me will see that this film falls in line perfectly with my sense of humor. Watching this again in a group reaffirmed my opinion, because we had a blast watching this. My friends cannot stop talking about this film, I think it says a lot that out of the four of us that watched this, threes of…

  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

    ★★★★★

    The best Harry Potter film?

    Debate.

  • The Man with the Rubber Head

    The Man with the Rubber Head

    ★★★★★

    I can’t think of a better way of spending 2 and a half minutes!!! Really funny, imaginative, and creative. I highly recommend! 
    Watch it here - youtu.be/mwJMCLS4_JM

  • A Nightmare

    A Nightmare

    ★★★★★

    Hugo is one of my all time favorite films so I wanted to watch some George Mèliès films that have been recovered and restored. This film is only a minute long so really there is not to much to say, however I really think it is a cool piece of history and important to check out. Watch the short here - youtu.be/EEdh-6_ZwE4

  • Her

    Her

    ★★★★★

    Even better on 2nd viewing....

    The phrase "masterpiece" get thrown a lot by myself and many other so called critics, but if you really think about it how many films really deserve it? Maybe five, and Her is one of them. I know that sounds REALLY cynical, and that does not mean this is favorite film of all time or anything, but it really is abnormal for a film to not exhibit a singular, conceivable flaw. I couldn't find any…

  • Hot Fuzz

    Hot Fuzz

    ★★★★★

    Nicholas: Your a doctor deal with it!
    Danny - Yeah, motherfucker!!!!
    Nicholas - Danny, lets roll.
    Danny - What you thinking?
    (Both put on sunglasses)
    Nicholas- Pub 

    This is officially the most Badass movie scene ever.

    In all seriousness Hot Fuzz is a wildly entertaining time from the endlessly creative mind of Edgar Wright. It succeeds in, not only being a hilarious parody of police movies, but a damn fine police movie in its own right. The plot left me…

  • Eraserhead

    Eraserhead

    ★★★★★

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

    What in the actual hell did I just watch?

    I have been trying to catch up on some famous directors that I have fallen behind on. David Lynch was on the top of that list so today I sat down and watched Eraserhead, arguably his most famous film, and oh my god I was not expecting that. This is easily the most bizarre film I have ever sat through, and I love weird films but this is on a whole…

  • Collateral

    Collateral

    ★★★★★

    Oh wow! Like WOW!!!

    If you have not seen Chris Stuckmann's review of this, than I strongly encourage you to go and give it a watch because he explains this better than I ever could.

    Collateral is visceral, yet deeply personal action thriller with mesmerizing performances and perfect direction. Jamie Foxx and Tom Cruise absolutely disappear into their characters. You feel so bad for Max, he is genuinely good guy trapped in this horrible situation by this awful human being,…

  • The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

    The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

    ★★★★★

    Wow, just wow!

    I wanted to catch up on all of Wes Anderson’s movie’s seeing as he is a director I am behind on, I have only seen Isle of Dogs and Moonrise Kingdom (I saw Fantastic Mr. Fox when it first came out, but I barely remember it so I’m not gonna give it a rating) I started with Life Aquatic because it is often hailed as his weakest film so I kind of wanted to get it over…

  • Zodiac

    Zodiac

    ★★★★★

    Honestly this is the scariest movie ever. The lakeside scene is one of the freakiest things I have ever seen. The fact that this all really happened, and that this monster was never caught is horrifying. I think Chris Stuckmann said it best "If Se7en is the best fictional serial killer movie, than Zodiac is the best factual one" David Fincher is truly a master. This film is perfectly directed, every aspect is handled with such care and precision. The…

  • 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…

  • 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…