• Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    ★★★★

    On paper this movie sounds like a disaster; a rather uninformative near 3 hour period piece hanging out with the fictional neighbour of sharon tate, where the problems of said fictional neighbour seem to fade in and out at random, while his fictional stunt buddy drives around town beating people up, Charles Manson shows up for 2 minutes of screen time where he looks at a house and Sharon Tate goes to the cinema.

    And yet, OUATIH is a very…

  • The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)

    The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)

    ★½

    Adam Sandler is a great actor!! I love his presence and mannerisms in this.

  • Dragged Across Concrete

    Dragged Across Concrete

    ★★★★½

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

    The racist cops literally die as a direct result of their racial prejudice. You would know that if you actually watched the movie rather than reading some bullshit sensationalist article

  • Carrie

    Carrie

    ★★★★

    Not a moment is wasted in such a confident edit bolstered by smart, aware directing that communicates each emotional beat perfectly, Brian De Palma transforms a schlocky exploitation flick into an involving and well-crafted story.

  • Y Tu Mamá También

    Y Tu Mamá También

    ★★★★

    "Life is like the surf, so give yourself away like the sea"
    Horny as hell but a very well directed meditation on embracing the present.

    P.s Tarantino totally copied the narrator + structure from this for OUATIH!!

  • Red Rocket

    Red Rocket

    ★★★★½

    Nice to finally see an American movie showing how the other half (or majority) lives, in a country that dominates the world in movies and yet always constructs films about the rich, young and attractive, Sean Baker lifts the veil and presents the poverty stricken and yet without judgement manages to humanize these characters and cast actors with amazing chemistry, directing them to be as believable as you could imagine.

    Everyone's larger than life, yet real and their underlying desperation…

  • Carlito's Way

    Carlito's Way

    ★★★½

    The train station chase is peak

  • Silence

    Silence

    ★★★

    Liam Neeson is fantastic but I found Andrew Garfield to be wooden and his portugese accent was dropping frequently.
    There are some powerful moments throughout the film and I enjoyed how personal it was.
    The film looks stunning.

    I struggled to be immersed in this film as the language is so distracting, I'm not an expert and I'm aware ordinary people did not speak like Shakespeare in the 1600s but there seems to be a lack of authenticity in the dialogue of this film and it heavily undermines the period setting and seriousness of the story.

  • Analyze This

    Analyze This

    ★★★

    Some gutbusters here and there, great concept, love deniro + crystal, ending goes on too long, bit of a simple standard comedy

  • I Stand Alone

    I Stand Alone

    ★★½

    The most sane man in france

  • Casino

    Casino

    ★★★½

    Its entertaining for sure, with an impeccable edit that ensures the entire 3 hours are extremely well-paced, and with breathtaking production design, costumes and cinematography, Casino is an enjoyable flick, but there's just too much narration explaining everything, it feels so overwhelming and I never felt connected with the characters.

    The charm and tragedy of Goodfellas isnt present here and the humour and excesses of the story are done far better in Wolf of wall street, leaving Casino to feel…

  • Elvis

    Elvis

    ★★★

    There's a gross irony to Baz Luhrmann's Elvis (or more aptly named "Elvis' Career") which features a scene where it's titular character proclaims something like "I'm locked in a cage, performing for you" as despite this display of Elvis Presley being manipulated and used like a zoo animal, the movie never gets close enough to Elvis to portray him as a human being, instead enamouring viewers with lavish riches of his career and leaving paying audiences in the same moral…