Dylan has written 9 reviews for films rated ★★★★★ during 2019.

  • The Empire Strikes Back

    The Empire Strikes Back

    ★★★★★

    Still holds up! 

    Very close runner up for best Star Wars cinematography. It’s the perfect blend of encroaching darkness that matches the overall mood of the film. Same goes for John Williams score. The Imperial March still slaps so hard as the embodiment of unstoppable approaching evil. There is still hope though with a love story born of tragedy that is snuffed out just as it was beginning to blossom.

    This movie fucks so hard.

  • Miami Vice

    Miami Vice

    ★★★★★

    Going through Michael Mann’s filmography this past month or so, it seemed to me that there was always this strange art house movie bubbling underneath. Through the heavily researched details of cops and robbers you can see his more imaginative side in images like the woman with no eyes or mouth in Manhunter or the almost cosmic horror that is Big Tabacco in The Insider. Miami Vice seems like the apex of Michael Mann’s battle between the tangible and intangible.…

  • Collateral

    Collateral

    ★★★★★

    Anyone want to go ponder over a coyote with me?

  • Spider-Man 2

    Spider-Man 2

    ★★★★★

    The best superhero movie. Bar none.

    Which is absolutely crazy in a sense that Spider-man is merely in the background and the whole movie is about Peter Parker and his struggles. Spider-man is as much a villain as Doc Ock if not more so. Peter is miserable and the film does a great job showing his struggles and absolutely shines during the small character moments as a result of all the conflicts caused by being a superhero. Forget The Dark…

  • Manhunter

    Manhunter

    ★★★★★

    Works way better on a rewatch. I can finally see clearly now.

    Not so much 80s cheese as it is an exploration into the darkest depths of cinematic voyeurism.

    In other words it does indeed....slap.

  • Hot Fuzz

    Hot Fuzz

    ★★★★★

    Judge Judy and Executioner is the name of my next rock album.

  • Spider-Man 2

    Spider-Man 2

    ★★★★★

    Comic book movies should just retire having a big action scene on a train. Thank you, this has been my hot take.

  • Bicycle Thieves

    Bicycle Thieves

    ★★★★★

    Movies make me want to be dead. Sometimes.

  • Unbreakable

    Unbreakable

    ★★★★★

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

    That shot where he carries his wife up the stairs and it looks like he’s flying?

    FUCKED 👏 ME 👏 UP 👏