RSS feed for Robin

Favorite films

Recent activity

All

Recent reviews

More
  • The Big Short

    The Big Short

    ★★★

    Watching The Big Short for the first time in the year 2020, in your first full day and night in your first rented apartment, is a bit like going to swim while watching Jaws. But I did still enjoy it overall.

    I think the film is wise to keep things funny and stylish, with cutaway gags as exposition, characters breaking the fourth wall mixed with an almost "fly on the wall" handheld approach. The last thing anyone needs is a…

  • Girl with a Pearl Earring

    Girl with a Pearl Earring

    ★★★½

    For some reason this film has been banished into a black hole, I couldn't find it on any major streaming service or such, and had to resort to more devious solutions.

    I've seen it before and did enjoy it, but it does become a bit overly dramatic near the end. The overall hushed style and painterly look is great to feast upon though, and everything and anything about painters, artists, drawing, and the physical creation of art will make me…

Popular reviews

More
  • The Terminator

    The Terminator

    ★★★★★

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

    50 fucking stars. A hundred. The Terminator is, was, and always has been one of the greatest science-fiction action thrillers ever made.

    Let me kick it off with a story or two. The first time I ever saw this movie, I would've been about 6 or 7 years old. I was staying with my dad (a shady character) and older brother in a hotel room downtown. We were all eagerly looking forward to the movie, even though my parents had…

  • Atlantis: The Lost Empire

    Atlantis: The Lost Empire

    ★★★★★

    "But, hey, you know, that's what this is all about, right? I mean, discovery, teamwork, adventure. Unless, maybe, you're just in it for the money."
    "Money."
    "Money."
    "Money."
    "Money."
    "I'm gonna say... money."
    "Well, I guess I set myself up for that one."

    "I got your four basic food groups! Beans, bacon, whisky and lard."

    I would've never expected that after enduring what is possibly Disney's very worst film (The Emperor's New Groove), I'd come across one of their very…