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  • The Lost City of Z

    The Lost City of Z

    ★★★

    Robert Pattinson’s supporting performance as Mr. Costin is the crown jewel in this biopic about Percy Fawcett that centers around his expeditions into the South American rainforest. If you are not familiar with that part of history don't read up on it until after watching the film.

    Charlie Hunnam as Percy is passable, and he did a better job with the role than I expected. Though his vocal inflections were improved he still often carried himself like and furrowed his…

  • Seven Samurai

    Seven Samurai

    ★★★★½

    An intimate character driven epic is the only way I can describe this film. What begins as a simple farming community looking for a way to defend itself from bandits becomes a visceral representation of humanity and survival. One with set pieces and performances of unique scale.

    This movie like Lawrence of Arabia is both long and superbly paced in my opinion. With a proper intermission to break up the piece into two clear halves. I also found there to…

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  • Dracula

    Dracula

    ★★★★★

    This film is very near and dear to my heart. Growing up my Grandfather was always raving about Bela Lugosi and his Dracula. How it could never be topped.

    Personally, I was a big fan of Francis Ford Coppola's film starring Gary Oldman in the titular role; at the time. Him and I would have debates about which was better -- him going on about how and why Gary Oldman's could never be considered better.

    Before he passed my grandfather…

  • It Follows

    It Follows

    ★★★½

    This an enjoyable movie with an interesting idea behind the "follower" and the allegories it makes for teens & sex. It is shot, written, & acted competently until the third act.

    My wife and I found the climax of the film to be quite nonsensical. We felt it was bad character writing on all fronts and that the sequence was just not edited very compellingly. It really takes away from the movie as a whole.

    If you go into it expecting an…