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  • The Happiness of the Katakuris

    The Happiness of the Katakuris

    ★★★★★

    Finally bought the Arrow Blu-ray. On this re-watch, I feel as if Miike made this movie for me. For example, the moment where Great Granpda is mimicking gunfire noises with his mouth while chewing food, and he spits a bit of food out, and the uncle is dying of laughter because of it. Because I too laugh hysterically when people accidentally spit food out of their mouths while speaking. Of course, there's the rest of the film which is gold,…

  • Leatherface

    Leatherface

    ★★★

    The original Texas Chain Saw Massacre is one of my absolute favorite horror films, so whenever a new film in this series is announced, it's with a certain amount of optimism. Maybe some young, up and coming film maker who loves the film as much a most fans do will do the series justice. A film that will match the passion, grit, and artistry that was so prominent in the original. A movie that rather implies vicious carnage rather than…

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  • La La Land

    La La Land

    ★★★★★

    La La Land is a magical experience, to put it simply. It's uplifting yet sad at times, but with an ending that sends your emotions soaring. Like some people say, I laughed, I cried. I felt incredibly connected to the characters, and I really wanted to see them succeed both as a couple and to achieve their dreams. You'll have to watch the movie to see if they succeed. Both Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone give great performances, excelling at…

  • Spotlight

    Spotlight

    ★★★★★

    Wow. What a powerful and riveting piece of filmmaking this is. Spotlight has a powerhouse ensemble cast, and had the chance of becoming an acting showcase, but instead, the performances are there to enhance the film's story. This is very much a plot driven film, and while not my favorite approach, I was very much invested in the plot. But I don't want to diminish the acting, because everyone does an excellent job. The stand out is the award worthy…