Timmy has written 130 reviews for films rated ★★★★ .

  • The Amusement Park

    The Amusement Park

    ★★★★

    A “lost” film by George Romero now showing on Shudder, THE AMUSEMENT PARK is a terrifying arthouse kind of montage allegory about how our society fails the elderly.  The film is not shy about its subject matter - in fact it is bookended by its main actor speaking about the themes and how you can help the elderly!

    A little “much” at times, but very weird and scary and poignant, and more proof that Romero was always aiming for social commentary.

    Shout-out to the Grim Reaper in a Frankenstein mask.  That shit was scary.

  • Spider-Man

    Spider-Man

    ★★★★

    It's been a while...

    No wait that wasn't the Nickelback song in this movie.

    Kind of a time capsule but also still pretty damn good and fun!

  • Kill or Be Killed

    Kill or Be Killed

    ★★★★

    I am not sure how I became aware of this or exactly why I put it in my Diabolik Video shopping cart a few months ago, but clearly the universe wanted, nay, NEEDED, me to see it!

    This is a very entertaining and pretty insane "fighting tournament movie."

    There are lots of weird moments and crazy touches that make even the non-fight scenes fun to watch.

    One thing I couldn't ignore: they gather 40 of "The World's Best Karate Experts,"…

  • Dick Tracy

    Dick Tracy

    ★★★★

    Well, now my daughter knows what Madonna's nipples look like, so that's cool.

  • Man of Tai Chi

    Man of Tai Chi

    ★★★★

    I hadn't seen this in quite a while, and kind of forgot how it works. The first half of the movie has a pretty standard "fighting tournament" plot and fantastic fight scenes, but Keanu's acting is a little wonky and you're not quite sure where it's all going. By the end, though, it is clear that this is a love letter TO martial arts, and the spiritual connection that goes beyond beating people up. It's a pretty clear condemnation of…

  • Cabin Boy

    Cabin Boy

    ★★★★

    I hadn't seen CABIN BOY in a while, so while I knew it was weird and great, I had forgotten in which ways it was weird. For example: I had completely forgotten that this is a contemporary setting! That is wild considering the "tall tale about the sea" feel.

    Anyways, Chris Elliott is so funny here, and juuuuust when Nathaniel starts to feel annoying, they change it up. The change isn't as funny, but by then it's okay since we're rolling to a very sweet conclusion.

    And my goodness, will there ever be as spot-on a casting as the four fishermen? Those guys are incredible here.

  • Batman

    Batman

    ★★★★

    All right so it is a little slow in the middle, and some of the music choices are weird, but this movie is great! The bomb thing, the multiple poorly-disguised characters (including, as always, a Bruce Wayne who doesn't change his voice), and the self-awareness make this so fun.

    And whenever I mention 66-style Batman, I gotta talk fights. Sure they are silly and performed by pudgy actors who would probably think pencak silat is a fancy drink, but the Adam West stuff still to this day has the best-choreographed fighting out of any live-action Batman. Yeah I said it.

  • The Big Gundown

    The Big Gundown

    ★★★★

    I watched the 95-minute English version, just to hear Lan Van Cleef’s velvet tone, but I think the longer Italian version will feel even better!

    The suspense is fun and the chemistry between the two leads is fantastic.  At one point a guy brings a knife to a gun fight and does pretty well, much to the surprise of Sean Connery’s character from THE UNTOUCHABLES.

  • Captain America: Civil War

    Captain America: Civil War

    ★★★★

    They eschew that "grounded espionage" feel of the previous film and the TV show, but this is till some good Marvel-in'! Tom Holland's Spider-Man was such a good character before they made him sad about Tony all the time.

  • Short Cuts

    Short Cuts

    ★★★★

    Of course a 3-hour Robert Altman film is going to be meandering, but it is some good-ass meandering! Always nice to see Chris Penn.

  • Back to the Future Part III

    Back to the Future Part III

    ★★★★

    Watching these films with a 9-year-old was a blast, because those manure jokes really HIT.

    When I was a kid, we would tape movies off of TV onto VHS. We had a tape that included Return Of The Jedi, Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade, and this. I guess it was our "Part 3" tape. So I have seen this probably 50 times.

    That being said, I am able to pierce the veil of nostalgia to clearly say I think…

  • Police Story 2

    Police Story 2

    ★★★★

    This one has a very different pace than the first POLICE STORY, but I can't really call it a "slow burn," as the first 15 minutes contain a great restaurant fight and an exploding mall.

    After that, this takes a little more of a procedural turn, but is still exciting, funny, and contains some terrific fights. My favorite comedy bit was the girlfriend following Chan into the men's locker room to yell at him. Just a great mix of stuff in these.