Tyler Wanke

Tyler Wanke

Pro

“Everything I learned I learned from the
movies.”
― Audrey Hepburn

Favorite films

  • Sunset Boulevard
  • Halloween
  • There Will Be Blood
  • Vertigo

Recent activity

All
  • Flee

    ★★★★½

  • Cinderella Man

    ★★★★

  • The Windshield Wiper

    ★★★½

  • Only a Child

    ★★★★★

Recent reviews

More
  • Flee

    Flee

    ★★★★½

    Flee is the film that made me realize the theme of the Oscars this year. The Academy is honoring survivors, Flee and many short and feature-length films show the great lengths that people will go to for a better life. Flee might be the best and most complete example of this [erilous Journey.
    Following Amin, a refugee fleeing Afghanistan after the Mujahideen takes Kabul following the Soviet's exit, The film, through animation, tracks his perilous journey throughout Europe to find…

  • Cinderella Man

    Cinderella Man

    ★★★★

    Despite a bloated length, Cinderella Man is not only a great boxing movie with excellent fighting sequences, but it is perhaps the best cinematic representation of The Great Depression out there. Packed with excellent performances and heartfelt moments, Cinderella Man is a wonderful and weighty sports film.

Popular reviews

More
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

    Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

    ★★★★★

    Honestly, this epic finale to the trilogy may be on par or even better than the first. The film is chock full of impressive action and visuals with plenty of well-earned narrative lore built-in. Is it as narratively dense or thematic as Lord of the Rings or Star Wars? No. But, I still come away very impressed with nearly every aspect of this film. From satisfying arcs to characters I deeply care about, to yet another impressive score that I still listen to on a regular basis. This is the best Pirates film. Wanna (sword)fight about it?

  • Kong: Skull Island

    Kong: Skull Island

    ★★★★½

    This film is much better at finding the balance between human and monster and is a better film for it. Deeply rooted in the early 1970s, the film uses its Vietnam setting as more of a nostalgic toy than an effective thematic narrative device, but because this film overcorrects the problems of its indirect predecessor, We get far more fun monster action with monsters other than Kong more deeply rooted in the films narrative instead of just serving as fodder…