MoonKnight7 has written 38 reviews for films rated ★★★½ .

  • Pig

    Pig

    ★★★½

    As much as I love Cage Rage on screen, this movie lacked that. It looked like a John Wick-esque action flick but this film subverted expectations.

    Nicolas Cage stars in this film as a truffle hunter looking for his beloved pet. What ensues is a journey of loss and acceptance. It's one of his most raw and vulnerable performances. Along with him stars Alex Wolff who also delivers a great performance too, not being sidelined but being a character of…

  • Gunpowder Milkshake

    Gunpowder Milkshake

    ★★★½

    Neon-lit streets and fight scenes. Hyper-stylized violence and dark humor. Badass female characters. What's not to like.

    Karen Gillan delivers a great performance with a very great ensemble cast especially Yeoh. Her action sequences are so much more smooth and stylish, you know she is the star.

    While the movie was awesome, it had really bad dialogues, terrible one-liners and a cliched plot. Also, it didn't help that the movie dragged a bit sometimes.

    So, 3.5/5

  • A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

    A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

    ★★★½

    This was my first Iranian film and it was pretty good. Set along this lonely and black-and-white backdrop of a town which follows a vampire and its several residents.

    A romantic horror film with very good performances, incredibly scary cinematography and a great selection of music and songs. I loved how some of the scenes are so quiet and eerie but it manages to express so many emotions through its characters.

    The movie itself is sometimes very slow but that's about it.

    So, 3.5/5

  • Big Fish

    Big Fish

    ★★★½

    Most Burton films are really goofy and absurd. While this film too has its fair share of these elements, it is by far less than the others. A more dramatic film that focuses on the fantastical life of an enigmatic yet charming man of tall tales and stories.

    It's an exploration into the relationship of a father-son. It's beautiful and wonderfully done through various vignette-like flashbacks of such an outright odd yet funny life. Ewan McGregor shines with this main…

  • True Grit

    True Grit

    ★★★½

    I don't even wanna give this a 3.5 stars since it was such a great film but it lacked something major; the spark of The Coen Brothers.

    The story is incredibly simple and the writing felt a bit underwhelming. That's all the criticism I have though.

    The cast in here and their characters are as always amazing. Hailee gives such a powerful and strong performance, Bridges and Damon too are quite perfect too.

    Then there is the beautiful cinematography by Roger Deakins capturing the solemn nature of The West and the serene musical score that pkays throughout.

    So, 3.5/5

  • No Sudden Move

    No Sudden Move

    ★★★½

    Now, this film was very good with a great ensemble cast and a very polished and retro setting. Now, the main problem of this film is that the story is frustratingly vague. A simple job goes awry but after that, it takes such a left turn so quick that you won't understand what hit you. I understood some part of the story but the rest of it truely made me clueless.

    Even, Tenet was easier to understand than this film. No Joke.

    That said, the film was extremely entertaining and it had some gorgeous scenery.

    So, 3.5/5

  • The Grey

    The Grey

    ★★★½

    A snowy thriller showcasing themes of man vs nature and featuring Liam Neeson and wolves. It's a great film but the pacing is all over the place.

    So, 3.5/5

  • The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3

    The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3

    ★★★½

    Wanna get this out of the way before reviewing this. The original was far better and superior than this one.

    Anyways, first of all the modern take on the story is a nice way to change things up such as the introduction of the internet and stuff. The performances of Denzel Washington is spot on. He never fails to impress me even in a bad movie. He is always the highlight.

    Even though the film is hugely entertaining, it's still…

  • Underwater

    Underwater

    ★★★½

    Now, as the film began with a bang from the get go, it was exhilarating and really tense as the story unfolded. Somehow, this became one of those rare few Stewart performances I liked. She is usually so wooden but she basically carries the film here.

    The first half was magnificent. Seriously, it projected such an intense survival story with interesting characters and good visual effects. The arrival of the "big bad" in these unknown territory for them crew members…

  • As Tears Go By

    As Tears Go By

    ★★★½

    Started off quite well even though it did lack of Wong Kar Wai's style and flair. Techniques and skills that elevated him to an acclaimed director.

    The second half is where the film suffered. The romantic side of the story is really well done but the Triad stuff is where it falters. Andy Lau and Maggie Cheung are a great pair and they should have been more on-screen than all the Triad stuff.

    So, 3.5/5

  • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

    Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

    ★★★½

    This is one of those movies where the supporting characters to even the uncredited actors were much, much better and interesting than the main protagonist. Cera is just very unimpressive.

    Otherwise, this movie was really fun. The comedy and the number of visual gags were hilarious to see. The action scenes were very well choreographed. It's a very broad surreal action comedy similar to the likes of the fantastic Kung Fu Hustle. It does get a bit exhaustive with its surrealism though.

    So, 3.5/5

  • The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It

    The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It

    ★★★½

    The second one in this franchise was trash so, it's good to see the third one goibg with a completely fresh concept. It's more of an investigative mystery film than an outright horror film which might put off many horror fans but I liked the risk it took.

    Also, there is the ever-changing and loving chemistry between Wilson and Farmiga's respective characters. This one double downs on their bond. It's really sweet to see them fight together

    Anyways, it does…