Mia has written 31 reviews for films rated ★★★★ .

  • Turning Red

    Turning Red

    ★★★★

    This film was so cute!! Oftentimes films with a big online hype turn out to be pretty underwhelming, but this film absolutely did not disappoint. I adored it! It was the perfect mix of funny and heartwarming, with an amazing script and soundtrack that paired perfectly with a beautifully unique style of animation. 

    The message of the story is something that is so utterly important for the films audiences to hear, whether they’re adults (like myself) or children. The idea…

  • Fresh

    Fresh

    ★★★★

    The only thing that let this film down for me was the ending. It was rushed, clunky, and didn’t make any sense at all. It was like they’d gotten 3/4 of the way through the movie and gotten bored. 

    Other than that, it was one of the best movies I’ve ever seen. I’ve never seen such believable, realistic interactions between characters. Noah and Steve’s initial meetings were heartwarming and fun to follow along, all before shit gets w e i…

  • Call Me by Your Name

    Call Me by Your Name

    ★★★★

    This movie did everything that the book failed to do and so much more. I wasn’t a massive fan of the novel, don’t get me wrong, the story was beautiful, but I didn’t like the way it was told. This film showed me that some stories are just made for the screen. 
    It went above and beyond my expectations to create a hazy, dream like amalgamation of northern Italy and its inhabitants. 
    It was heart wrenching and warming all at…

  • The Batman

    The Batman

    ★★★★

    I’ve pretty much always found the Batman movies pretty sub-par, so suffice to say I was absolutely astounded by this film. Robert Pattison did a phenomenal job of encapsulating the true effort of this character in a far higher sense of darkness and realism that the other movies could ever dream of achieving. 
    It’s not often that I can sit and watch a film for three hours and not get bored. I was honestly wishing for another three hours, I…

  • Uncharted

    Uncharted

    ★★★★

    This was like a modern Indiana Jones. You got what to expected, but my expectations were already high so the film was an extremely pleasant watch. The casting was brilliantly done, each character playing off of each other well. 
    There was a perfect balance of humour and seriousness, action and dialogue. It was, in my opinion, the ideal rainy-day action film. I laughed aloud and gasped at twists. It was pure fun. 
    However, I do admit that my opinion is…

  • Donnie Darko

    Donnie Darko

    ★★★★

    Did I know what was going on? Not at all. 
    Was it for some reason incredibly satisfying to watch? Yes.

    Donnie darko is a cult classic that, as a fan of Jake Gyllenhaals work and of movies in general, I felt I had to watch at some point. I definitely wasn’t expecting good things.

    Even though the plot was confusing and hard to piece together (I ended up having to Google it and honestly I still only half understand what…

  • mother!

    mother!

    ★★★★

    This film moved me more than I thought it would, the sick metaphor woven so intelligently within was so subtle at times at yet so astoundingly powerful that it devastated me as a watched. That metaphor being one so terrifyingly current. The film, to me and to many others, represents the forced quietening of women under the “power” of man. A woman strong of will and heart, forced into submission through sheer numbers and brute force. 
    At times, my heart…

  • No Time to Die

    No Time to Die

    ★★★★

    This film was quite possibly the best instalment of Daniel Craig’s Bond films. It created such an insight into the complexities of the characters that the other films failed to grasp (excluding perhaps the end half an hour of skyfall and some of spectre). 
    The stunts were successfully ambitious, the characters were wickedly loveable and the plot had enough twists and turns to keep my on the edge of my seat throughout. A brilliant film.

  • Quantum of Solace

    Quantum of Solace

    ★★★★

    I’ve always enjoyed the James Bond films, they’re very much films that you don’t really have to concentrate on, and can just relax and watch or an evening. This film is rammed full of car chases, fights and stunts that match any classic Bond film. What can I say? It’s just James Bond.

  • American Psycho

    American Psycho

    ★★★★

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

    The ambiguity of this films ending is something that made it so brilliant to me, the chilling way that the plot was left in its entirety to the viewer. 
    The swift flow of storytelling combined with clever repetition made it an easy and enjoyable watch. My only fault was that it was so dark it made me feel incredibly uneasy at times, but this almost adds to the overall appeal.

  • Jungle Cruise

    Jungle Cruise

    ★★★★

    It was a cute, family friendly action/adventure film. I don’t think I would have enjoyed it as much if the cast hadn’t consisted of who it did. It gave me Indiana Jones meets Pirates of the Caribbean vibes.
    It was definitely not worth the extreme high rating it received, but I did enjoy the film and would probably watch it again.

  • Ratatouille

    Ratatouille

    ★★★★

    This film is adorable, a classic Disney film. It’s one of my go to films for when I’m sad or sick. I love it so much, the constant Paris vibes with the aesthetic of the restaurant and kitchen environment is so calming and fun. I would recommend it to anyone.