Cadinho93 has written 34 reviews for films during 2020.

  • The Man Who Came to Dinner

    The Man Who Came to Dinner

    ★★★★★

    "Did you ever have the feeling that you wanted to go, and still have the feeling that you wanted to stay?"

    The Man Who Came to Dinner is a classic Christmas film. The cast is fabulous! Interesting to see Bette Davis as the good girl and Ann Sheridan as the femme fatale! Monty Wooley is unforgettable and Jimmy Durante at his most funny. Interaction dialogue between all actors makes for a fast paced, enjoyable, basic one stage setting, that seems much shorter than the actual screening time. Overall, it's in black and white, the story and characters are colorful enough to brighten your day!

  • It's a Wonderful Life

    It's a Wonderful Life

    ★★★★★

    "No man or woman is a failure who has friends."

    It's a Wonderful Life is my all time favorite Christmas film. This is the best film that everyone needs to watch because it shows how everyone is important. No one is bigger than anyone else. We all matter because we as individuals can make a difference no matter the situation that comes towards us. In my opinion, the greatest feel good movie and always tears me up in the end. Appreciate everything you have in life and take nothing for granted. Overall, it's well-written, beautifully acted and many of its themes are timeless.

  • National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

    National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

    ★★★★★

    "Merry Christmas. Merry Christmas. Merry Christmas. Merry Christmas. Kiss my ass. Kiss his ass. Kiss your ass. Happy Hanukkah."

    National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation is one of the most iconic Christmas comedy films of all time. The movie transcends generations and never gets old. It has become a part of American Christmas culture, it has almost become a part of the holiday itself. Out of all the Lampoon Vacations, this film is by far my favorite to watch during the holidays, with Chevy Chase being at his best as Clark Griswold. Overall, there is nothing more to say about National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation... it's great!

  • Die Hard

    Die Hard

    ★★★★★

    "Yippie-Ki-Yay, Motherfucker!"

    Die Hard just delivers. It's what a good action movie should be. Real people fighting plausible (however improbable) bad guys and situations. This was from the days when John McClain ran around barefoot with a machine gun (Ho-Ho-Ho). Not only is Bruce Willis at his best, but so is Alan Rickman. The action scenes are top notch and highly memorable. The music is top notch as well. It's rather daunting, exciting and the music is a perfect fit for the type of movie being played here. Overall, Die Hard is a pure cinematographic masterpiece and perfectly embodies the American spirit.

  • Home Alone

    Home Alone

    ★★★★★

    "Keep the change, ya filthy animal."

    Home Alone is the epitome of my childhood. Something so close to home that watching it makes me feel like I'm sitting down with an old relative and laughing at the antics they had. It's like an old Christmas ornament you can't get rid of. The movie has heart, soul, hilarity all wrapped up and tied with a neat little bow. It will bring tears to your eyes and make you hold your family a little tighter! Overall, Home Alone is truly a timeless film and one of the greatest Christmas films ever made.

  • Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

    Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

    ★★★★★

    "Merry Christmas, you filthy animal. And a Happy New Year."

    Home Alone 2: Lost in New York is basically a clone of its predecessor, but it's still great. It's a interesting sequel, it's still funny and creative. Chris Columbus perfectly captures a classic, romanticized Manhattan at Christmas while following the hilarious adventures of the main character, Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin). John Williams' musical score completes the experience of submersing the viewer in a magical New York holiday fantasy. Overall, none of the sequels will ever match how great the first film is, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York would probably be the closest if anything.

  • White Christmas

    White Christmas

    ★★★★★

    "I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas..."

    White Christmas is iconic and Bing Crosby sings it again in this film. Originally, he sung it in "Holiday Inn", however this film, which takes place during the Christmas Season, never gets old. Who will ever forget Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye singing "Sisters" as Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen make their escape to join our heroes traveling to Stowe, Vermont. Of course, boy gets girl and girl gets boy, but it's a Christmas film, full of fun and angst, as everything works out at the end. Overall, White Christmas is one of my all time favorite Christmas films.

  • Meet Me in St. Louis

    Meet Me in St. Louis

    ★★★★★

    "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas..."

    Meet Me in St. Louis is warm, engaging, fun and a classic in every way. "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" will have you in tears and of course the title song is great. Sometimes it's nice to just step back from everything and relax with a film that doesn't require anything from you other than to just enjoy it. Overall, from the perfect 1900s homes and amazing costumes, to Judy Garland's beautiful, timeless voice, the film is wonderful, not just for Christmas, but for any time a person just needs a break from our modern day "muddles".

  • Black Christmas

    Black Christmas

    ★★★★★

    "The calls are coming from the house!"

    Black Christmas has so much holiday cheer! There's a cool pussycat, plastic baggie fun, way underage drinking, rad POV kill vision, crazy Canadian humor to offset the absolute psychological terror tension, prank calls, high-tech phone tracing, a swearing Santa, turtle fucking, shag carpet, Juliet without her Romeo, classical music destruction, a fella with a mink coat who's straight pimpin', old lady drunkenness, Creepy Christmas Carolers, the Neighborhood Watch, a smart cop, a dumb as rocks cop and a killer that doesn't care about anything. Overall, Black Christmas is one of the most brilliant films I have ever seen.

  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas

    How the Grinch Stole Christmas

    ★★★★★

    "Tomorrow is Christmas. It's practically here!"

    How the Grinch Stole Christmas is a family favorite. Jim Carrey overacts the part of the Grinch to perfection. He is completely manic and fun. While initially coming across as terrifying he is the proverbial monster with a heart of gold, well, maybe tin, but some kind of metal. He is completely hilarious and the quotable quotes never stop! This film is pretty much Jim Carrey's show. It's mostly him dominating most of the scenes and rightly so, he is the Grinch. The story line, the costumes, sets, caste, are all absolutely top-notch. Overall, it's a great Christmas classic.

  • The Nightmare Before Christmas

    The Nightmare Before Christmas

    ★★★★★

    "I am the Pumpkin King!"

    The Nightmare Before Christmas is a fantastic film, with an awesome romance. It has one of the toughest and most lovable female leads to grace the screen in Sally. In Jack we have a classic mid-life crisis, a fall from grace and a reinvention. Jack's voyage of self discovery draws us in almost tragically with a 76 minute run time, every detail in every screen is used and that economy truly enhances the experience. The Two Faced Politician/Mayor is an example of the attention paid to detail here as the fantasy is most effective when mirroring reality. Overall, it's just spooktacular!

  • Love Actually

    Love Actually

    ★★★★★

    "Life is full of interruptions and complications."

    Love Actually is one of the best romantic comedy Christmas films ever made. I love this movie beyond all reason and I always have. What's not to love? It has an all-star cast (all of whom do a stellar job making you love / hate their characters), including Liam Neeson, Emma Thompson, Hugh Grant, the late great, Alan Rickman and even The Walking Dead's, Andrew Lincoln! The movie is funny, sad, heartbreaking, feel-good. There are some many adjectives that could describe this movie. Overall, it's really a must-see for everyone.