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  • Armored

    Armored

    ★★★★½

    I'm surprised at the lack of even a half decent review on Letterboxd about this film. It's all "this film's plot sucks" without any explanation as to why, or "the acting is bad", neither of which are criticisms that should hold much weight when you talk about the art of film. I'm not a great writer or a reviewer by any means, but I think I'll take a shot at why this film is better than you might think.

    Tiny…

  • Avengers: Infinity War

    Avengers: Infinity War

    "Hey Russos, can you show me an example of continuity editing and cinematography?"

    "Um, we could, but here, take a fight scene with all your favourite superheroes!"

    "Thanks Russos!"

    Yeah I had fun, and yeah the Russo's craft have improved marginally from their previous outings, but imagine if a real filmmaker had made this. You'd have real emotion. You'd have beautiful fight scenes. You'd have a more even weaving of multiple narratives. You might even have the unthinkable for a…

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  • Soldier

    Soldier

    ★★★★

    Everyone keeps getting caught up in how "wasted" Kurt Russell is in this film due to his usual charisma being subdued that no one seems to be bringing up the fact that much of this film excises dialogue in favour of the camera and actors telling the story through close ups and staring. It almost feels like a Takeshi Kitano film at some points.

  • Fulltime Killer

    Fulltime Killer

    ★★★★

    Feels very much like Tony Scott's True Romance in that an insincere script is being directed by a very sincere director. Underrated even by Johnnie To enthusiasts likely because of the script, To's form here is both experimental and customarily strong - strong enough to carry the whole film, especially when it comes to depicting relationships between characters and staging action sequences with an unusually dynamic camera and Steven Soderbergh-like editing. And unlike some of To's more popular early works…