• It's a Wonderful Life

    It's a Wonderful Life

    ★★★★★

    Damn this movie for making me cry several times in a 10-minute space of time.

  • Scream 2

    Scream 2

    ★★★★

    Just as entertaining as the original and even builds on some parts of it in certain aspects. But it just didn't hit as hard and dramatically as the first one. But to me, the first Scream is the perfect slasher movie.

  • Scream

    Scream

    ★★★★★

    These kinds of horror films are my absolute favourite. The kind where it is a semi-satire of the genre and plays on all of the classic tropes. 

    Ghost face was an iconic villain to me even before I’d seen this movie. I remember being younger and seeing my stepmother watching the opening sequence. 

    I'm not exactly a massive horror fan but when I see a really well made one I love it.

  • Evil Dead II

    Evil Dead II

    ★★★★½

    This is just the first movie dialled to 11 and I am here for it

  • The Evil Dead

    The Evil Dead

    ★★★★½

    This is absolutely absurd and I love it 😂😂😂

  • All About Eve

    All About Eve

    ★★★★½

    I know I am meant to dislike Eve by the end of the film but it is hard not to admire her ingenuity. She takes advantage of the situation to succeed and get one over almost everyone. The film does a good job of keeping you in the loop enough so you have a vague idea of where it is going too.

  • The Power of the Dog

    The Power of the Dog

    ★★★★

    Led by a group of excellent performances from Jesse Plemons, Kirsten Dunst and of course Benedict Cumberbatch I can see why this film is generating a lot of buzz for a lot of people. 

    Yet, I don't think that this is one of the best films of the year. I don't think that it resonated with me as much as it has with a low of others. Nevertheless, the film is still a good experience.

  • The Sound of Music

    The Sound of Music

    ★★★★★

    You know that a musical is good when you have already heard 90% of the songs in it before seeing it. The film's story is iconic and I'm happy that I finally set aside the time to watch it. An all-time classic for sure.

  • Chungking Express

    Chungking Express

    ★★★★★

    Well he’s done it again. I mean technically he made this before In the Mood for Love but I watched that one first. 

    This is a film that just grows on you more and more as you watch it. Kaneshiro and Leung are so incredibly charming, as usual, and they made it so much easier to LOVE this movie. Of course, the character of Faye is very memorable as well, since she is a little bit crazy but likeable at…

  • Belfast

    Belfast

    ★★★★

    This movie feels like Oscar bait to me. It has some excellent performances and the way it is shot is quite stunning. But it's nowhere near some of the other contenders I have seen this year.

  • In the Mood for Love

    In the Mood for Love

    ★★★★★

    The composition and sheer skill of the film alone are quite astounding, to be honest. Everything from the cinematography to the excellent soundtrack just build on each other's qualities. 

     The chemistry between Maggie Cheung and Tony Leung is also electrifying. It just makes the story more heartbreaking. 

    The films overall commentary of love and how fleeting it can be is something that will be on my mind for a while now.

  • Hard Boiled

    Hard Boiled

    ★★★★½

    This just the right level of over the top action that I needed in my life. The action sequences are wild and a blast to watch. I’m just disappointed that the only place I could watch the movie was on YouTube. I hope that they release some of Woo’s classic films digitally so I can put them into my collection. It also shows just how long Tony Leung has been around, and at the top of his game at that.