IHE has written 5 reviews for films rated ★★★½ .

  • 1917

    1917

    ★★★½

    Got milk?

    A fairly simple ‘boots on the ground’ WW1 story elevated by exceptional blocking, (Deakins) camerawork, set design and overall polish. Sags a little in the last third and the music can be too schmaltzy at times (a problem I’ve had with Thomas Newman in the past). Overall I’d say it’s worth a watch, it’s a grounded perspective that helps give a feel for how ruthless and terrifying the conflict was.

  • It Chapter Two

    It Chapter Two

    ★★★½

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

    Bloated but thoroughly entertaining. Mind blowingly perfect casting for what is effectively a retelling of the first movie but with slight twists here and there, the repitition of the structure may be tiresome to some (I certainly noticed it but they were mostly creative enough to keep me engaged). 

    The film is carried by a entourage of genuinely interesting, layered, believable characters who all feed in to the overarching message of the movie that tells us to not let our…

  • Avengers: Endgame

    Avengers: Endgame

    ★★★½

    Captain Marvel has kind of ruined this entire universe lol

  • Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles

    Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles

    ★★★½

    Adam was right, I can’t stop thinking about it. A boring, frustrating, painful experience of a movie that is also kind of brilliant. A unique film you should check out if you’re willing to be bored out of your mind for nearly 3 and a half hours.

  • Annihilation

    Annihilation

    ★★★½

    I feel like this is a film I may change my thoughts and opinions on as more time passes so this will be my initial impressions.

    As a huge fan of Ex Machina I was very excited for what Garland was going to deliver with this movie. I’m simultaneously disappointed and impressed. Annihilation tackles a lot of different ideas and themes all to various degrees of success. The production and art design is inspired and quite unlike anything I’ve ever…