• The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    ★★★★★

    You see there’s two types of people in this world my friend, those who think this is the best western of all time, and those who are wrong. I know everyone has their views and opinions on what a perfect film is, and i’ve even heard people state that perfect movies don’t exist, which I find partly ridiculous but fairly debatable. To me, perfect films do exist. One of them is possibly Sergio Leone’s most well known and best film,…

  • Boogie Nights

    Boogie Nights

    ★★★★

    I was meant to watch this film like two months ago, and I even had a specific date and time for when I was going to watch it, but my plan got messed up and I didn’t have time so I kind of forgot about it. Luckily, I found it on Amazon Prime today, and instantly put it on.

    I don’t know which surprised me more, how good this film was or the fact that Paul Thomas Anderson made this…

  • Sanjuro

    Sanjuro

    ★★★★

    87%

    I’m currently doing a marathon on Kurosawa’s samurai films so i’ll be pumping out these shorter reviews as fast as I can. Kurosawa took a different turn with Sanjuro when compared to it’s predecessor Yojimbo. It takes a comedic turn and is not to be takes as serious. While not being as intense and dramatic as its forerunner, Sanjuro still remains as a fun and entertaining action-packed samurai epic. It’s not as well shot as other Kurosawa’s films in…

  • Throne of Blood

    Throne of Blood

    ★★★★★

    100%

    Kurosawa’s nightmarish and depressing masterpiece Throne Of Blood is not your regular action packed samurai tale. In fact it has no battle scenes at all, but instead little violence spread out in it’s runtime. It’s based on William Shakespeare’s legendary Macbeth which I have not read, so i’ll be reviewing Throne Of Blood as a samurai film instead of analyzing it as an adaption. Like Kurosawa’s other works, Throne Of Blood consists of amazing production design, amazing directing, flawless…

  • I Saw the Devil

    I Saw the Devil

    ★★★★

    85%

    Revenge stories are something that have been adapted onto the big screen countless times. Two movies i’ve seen people compare this to the most are Oldboy and Se7en. In all honesty, I don’t see why people would ever compare I Saw The Devil and Se7en. This is a revenge movie after all. The comparison with Oldboy I understand, since it actually falls under the same genre and category. Then again, Oldboy is more of a plot driven film than…

  • Yojimbo

    Yojimbo

    ★★★★½

    95%

    My first ever Kurosawa and while i’m sure it will drop on my favorites list once seeing Seven Samurai and Kurosawa’s other more beloved films, I loved this for the record. Kurosawa basically combines the Western genre and the Samurai genre in this film, so no wonder Leone took notes when directing A Fistful Of Dollars. When our main character, Sanjuro arrives to the town, we see a quiet wind swept main street with a stray dog carrying a…

  • Blue Velvet

    Blue Velvet

    ★★★★½

    95%

    David Lynch’s dive deep into a dreamlike underworld is simply strange and amazing. Blue Velvet is an extremely freakish but fascinating film, and definitely not for weak hearted people. After the film is done, you’ll be left speechless of what you just witnessed. Similar to Mulholland Drive, which exposed the underbelly of Hollywood, Blue Velvet dives deep into the underbelly of a small town called Lumberton. The structure to the film is not similar to Mulholland Drive though, and…

  • The Little Things

    The Little Things

    ★★

    40%

    I’m a huge fan of crime thrillers, and I was scrolling through recently released films I could watch, when a film called The Little Things caught my eye. After seeing the cast and reading the description, I was excited and worried at the same time. This genre is already very crowded, so understandably it’s very hard to bring something new and good to the table. The Little Things doesn’t, which makes it really bland, and it feels like a…

  • GoodFellas

    GoodFellas

    ★★★★

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

    I love Martin Scorsese and the tone and feel of his films, but Goodfellas is one I never could get into. It’s an amazing film on a technical level and my problems with it are more personal. In this review i’ll mostly just open up on the stuff I don’t like about it.  It’s a tale based on true events of this kid who lives in an abusive 50s household, and who wants nothing more than to be a goodfella…

  • The Magnificent Seven

    The Magnificent Seven

    ★★★

    In a way The Magnificent Seven surprised me positively. It’s fun, it has great action and it knows exactly what it tries to be and doesn’t push its limits. Something I was afraid of when starting this film was that it would rip off or rely too much in the original Magnificent Seven and it didn’t. This film has it’s own tone with a more modern western and it tells its own story, which I really like. The story is…

  • Fatherhood

    Fatherhood

    ★★½

    55%

    Although my expectations weren’t too high for this film, I still would’ve wanted something original or non predictable from Fatherhood. Aside from it’s unoriginal score and concept, Fatherhood still tends to be quite enjoyable and fun story.

    As you all guessed, Fatherhood has a really predictable and lighthearted story, although it circles around some very serious and sad topics, such as a death of a close one, and single parenting. This film constantly reminds us of how Kevin Hart,…

  • Punch-Drunk Love

    Punch-Drunk Love

    ★★★★★

    100%

    I just finished this film, and as I started typing out this review I realized that I don’t have much to say, so this review will be really short compared to my other ones. 

    As i’m thinking about the film, running it through my head and reading my notes, I come to realize that nothing negative pops into my mind. This film didn’t have any major flaws that stood out to me, and it was just amazing. The film…