• The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

    ★★★★★

    "My friends. You bow to no one."

    Stunning, breathtaking, truly epic. This trilogy of films just kept getting better and better, and they save the best for last. Return of the King is the "be all, end all" of the fantasy/adventure genre
    In terms of trilogy - Lord of the Rings is the greatest ever made. That's right, no three movies of the same franchise are better than this. Some come close but fail where LOTR succeeds.

    Simply sensational.
    On a different note, I'm extremely excited to see what Jackson does with all the Beatles archive footage in his series Get Back. Can't wait!

  • Come From Away

    Come From Away

    ★★★★★

    Absolutely incredible. I saw this on Broadway as my first and so far only show there, FOUR years ago - and boy does time fly. Seeing this again just brought me back. I remember meeting some of the cast, where I sat, the aura, the whole experience. I still have the ticket stub from it, my most prized possession! 😆
    To me, there is truly nothing like a broadway show.
    The performances are incredible, the story heartwarming, the songs marvelous.…

  • Le Samouraï

    Le Samouraï

    ★★★★½

    "I never lose. Never really."

    Trenchcoat IS the look ladies and gents. Bring it back. Alain Delon absolutely rocks it in this. Oh hell, all the outfits are as sharp as a knife. But the trench coat especially.

    This movie made me feel lonely, especially watching it at 3am. Well done Jean. Have been looking to venture into his films and in one viewing they already leave a lasting impression. Not too shabby at all...

  • Boogie Nights

    Boogie Nights

    ★★★★½

    "I like simple pleasures, like butter in my ass, lolipops in my mouth. That's just me. That's just something I enjoy."

    Oh 1997. The year that PTA made this banger. The year Mark Wahlberg peaked. The year Burt Reynolds could've won an Oscar if not for the late and great Robin Williams. And the year of Don Cheadle - mans was just getting started 😤

    Boogie Nights is another marvelous addition to Paul Thomas Anderson's acclaimed filmography. It seems like…

  • The Matrix

    The Matrix

    ★★★★½

    Now this might be a hot take... but hear me out...The Matrix - it's a pretty damn good flick.

    I know, I know. Shocking.

    There was nothing I didn't like about it. Usually I skip a few minutes in movies I watch through streaming platforms but this - it was a full run. Now I have nothing to add that hasn't been said already, except for one thing. I'm more than satisfied with this story and I'm not watching any of the sequals. It's just too good to expand on. Finito!

  • Eyes Wide Shut

    Eyes Wide Shut

    ★★★★

    1. I'm kinda obsessed with Tom Cruise's acting, I can't get enough of it. Last couple films I've watched feature him, and he's probably among my most watched actors for this year
    2. Kubrick is pretty hit or miss so far for me... I loved Paths of Glory, but hated Dr Strangelove. This? I think this was a... hit.
    3. What the fuck!? This was crazy and terrifying. Incredible work (that music especially).
    I just never want to watch it again.

  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    ★★★★½

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

    "I'm Mary Poppins, y'all!"

    To think I almost skipped the Guardians movies because I wasn't "feeling" all the space stuff. They've turned out to be my favorites thus far.
    Vin Diesel once again saves the world, as the guardians team up and defeat... a fucking PLANET! This movie has a lot of good things going for it.
    They made Bradley Cooper... tolerable?! For someone who dislikes the Coop (couldn't tell you why) he was pretty A1 as Rocket. Chris Pratt…

  • He's All That

    He's All That

    ½

    I did it for a Scooby snack

  • Jerry Maguire

    Jerry Maguire

    ★★★★

    "You had me at hello."

    🎶 Wwwhoaaa! I feel good 🎶
    Iconic. Tom Cruise cried when he first read this script, and I cried when I first watched this. We have a tiny bit in common. Cuba Gooding Jr with a well deserved Oscar, it's nice to see a less dramatic performance be recognized with Hollywood's top honors. Rene Zellweger was fantastic. Little Johnathan Lipnicki -- just the cutest. All around, J Maguire is a comforting, feel good classic. Now show me the moneeey 🤑💸

  • Free Guy

    Free Guy

    ★★★½

    Saw this in theatres today and MAN did that Chris Evans cameo ever make day.

    What can I say, it was a goofy, extremely over the top video game movie, but it was done right. I cringed a lot less than I thought I would, and laughed more. Filled with pop culture references that had me pointing at the screen. Taika Waititi is always a treat. Guy and Buddy is the real love story.
    Overall a damn fun time where you can just turn your brain off and enjoy the carnage. Ryan Reynolds is great at making me laugh!

  • Thor: The Dark World

    Thor: The Dark World

    ★★½

    I mean... it was okay. Could've gone without all the earth-intern shit. I couldn't care less about that part.
    Loki, Odin, Thor and Asgard were my favorite parts. I liked them in Thor 1 too, so I sense a very strong theme with these movies 😌. Though, this is definitely the least memorable story of the MCU to me at this point. Not bad, but nothing special.

  • Hamilton

    Hamilton

    ★★★★★

    I've seen this 16 times now and I just realised that Groff and Diggs held hands while leaving the stage at the very end, I am currently laughing hysterically.