Hipster has written 43 reviews for films rated ★★★★½ .

  • Oasis

    Oasis

    ★★★★½

    Films don’t come much rawer than or as emotionally challenging as ‘Oasis’. No movie in recent memory has translated so clearly the secret language of lovers normally lost on the rest of the world. Perhaps the most harrowing screen romance ever. What makes this film absolutely fantastic but also terrifying at the same time is not how it portrays raw human emotions but the inability to escape the prison made of them. If deep humanism and filmic craft are your criteria, it's one of the best world movies ever made. Period.

  • Raw

    Raw

    ★★★★½

    "A bloody Masterpiece"

    figuratively and literally!

    Some people like their movie meals straight up, steak and potatoes and no funny business ... but from where I'm sitting, there's nothing quite as tasty and chewable as a film with layers and secrets. I've never fallen so deeply in love with a film so quickly. Pretty much everything about this movie clicked for me, from the candy-colored visuals to the incredible soundtrack ... the fact that this complex, energetic and wholly entertaining…

  • Titane

    Titane

    ★★★★½

    The "not for everyone" tag is a huge understatement, as even the most adventurous will have mixed reactions, but I'm always here for something that's like nothing I've ever seen before. That's definitely Titane. A cinematic experience like no other. An enigmatic, visceral and twisted tale of broken souls in search of redemption, affection and acceptance. In an era when nearly everything that can be done on film already has been, Titane forges something sensational from nerve and pure metal,…

  • Squid Game

    Squid Game

    ★★★★½

    Squid game is spreading faster than covid itself. So, I decided to give it a watch today because the hype this drama is getting is CRAZY. Well, I get the hype now.

    The show pulls no punches (it's basically a mini-genocide), and is hard to stop watching once you start. The performances were also solid from all involved. It may not be perfect, and it leaves a lot of questions (Hwang Dong-hyuk had no plans for another season), but it's…

  • Let the Right One In

    Let the Right One In

    ★★★★½

    LET THE RIGHT ONE IN is one of the most layered, atmospheric and textured movies ever made. As vampire movies go this touches the cloak hem of masterpiece. The fact that it doesn't feel like a vampire flick at all makes it one of the best of its kind. Requires more patience than most contemporary horror films but the payoff is significantly greater. Almost ethereal, subtle, nuanced and the calmest vampire movie you're ever likely to see.

    I'm not exaggerating…

  • Leave No Trace

    Leave No Trace

    ★★★★½

    Leave No Trace might be described in social terms as a film about homelessness, but it never loses sight of the fact that what makes a home is the privacy people need to connect with each other. It's a really great flick, but one that has a tone that I've only seen once before - Winter's Bone. When I was watching this I just thought, "This is Winter's Bone, but...it's somehow better".

    Turns out it's the same director, and I…

  • Sound of Metal

    Sound of Metal

    ★★★★½

    When we are passionately in love with something and we suddenly lose a tool without which you cannot pursue your passion then your world goes upside down within few moments and our mentality cannot adopt to that sudden rapid descent movement in our life.. During this course of time we lose few more important things due to that loss of tool.. This film exactly captures that particular losing phase of life and it justifies it so well by its execution..…

  • The Martian

    The Martian

    ★★★★½

    While Matt Damon is wonderful in this role from the first moment we see him in screen, that moment after the airlock explosion when he's trying to count potatoes during the storm just floored me. He knows full well that if his makeshift repair gives out, that's it he's dead. He portrayed that raw emotion of refusing to give in yet knowing that he could literally die at any moment amazingly well.

  • Man on Fire

    Man on Fire

    ★★★★½

    Women: "I can't believe he didn't cry during Titanic."

    Us Men during the end of Man On Fire: 🤧😢😥😭

  • Nocturnal Animals

    Nocturnal Animals

    ★★★★½

    This devilishly stylish thriller left me in a trance. Deeply dissatisfying in the most satisfying way. I think the movie could be alternatively titled "Why You Should Carry A Gun"

    The first third of Edward's novel is possibly the tensest thing I have seen all year. How strange that the novel portions of the film felt more real than the cold and impersonal "real life" parts. The whole novel storyline chilled me to the bone. I haven't been this rattled…

  • The Man from Nowhere

    The Man from Nowhere

    ★★★★½

    This film falls into one of my favourite subgenres, the *"You've fucked with the wrong guy"* action film.

  • Better Days

    Better Days

    ★★★★½

    Wow. This film might go down as one of my all time favorites.

    Better Days is a touching, vulnerable, sometimes frustrating (for good reasons), film that brings hard subjects to forefront and makes something out of them that not only pass a message, but also show a lot of heart in the process. It had everything I could ever ask for: a thrilling plot, killer lead performances, breathtaking cinematography, and countless heartfelt messages.

    The cratering emotional impact of the film,…