Mia has written 12 reviews for films rated ★★★ .

  • Red Notice

    Red Notice

    ★★★

    I’ve heard so many poor reviews about this film that my hopes were far from high going into it, but I found I was pleasantly surprised! 

    Yes, the ending was ridiculous and implausible. 
    Yes, there was no real “substance” or “emotion”
    And yes, the characters were unbelievably cheesy and corny. 

    But sometimes a film doesn’t need to be sophisticated and intricately designed. This film was innocent and feel good. The humour was upfront and laugh out loud, with gags so…

  • Shutter Island

    Shutter Island

    ★★★

    I felt like I’d already seen it before. So many people had already hyped it up for me that when I started watching it I expecting great things, only to be disappointed. It wasn’t a bad film, not at all. It was enjoyable, I had a fairly good time watching it. It was just absolutely not worth it’s raving reviews. 
    This was a classic example of show, don’t tell. The film left nothing to the viewers imagination, there was no…

  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★★

    It was pretty good. It was an odd film, I felt completely detached from the characters and their plot (which was mostly incoherent) and so wasn’t drawn into the film or taken aback by anything that happened. 
    I feel like if the cast had been less “mainstream” the visuals/soundscape hadn’t been as amazing the film would have been shit, because the plot is so emotionless and shallow that it feels like the characters were invented in the spot rather than…

  • Skyfall

    Skyfall

    ★★★

    I went on a binge session of James Bond this week because I want to watch the new one without being confused, and I’m struggling to come up with unique reviews for them honestly. They’re all great, don’t get me wrong. But they’re pretty much the same thing repeated. I like them a lot, but they’re not really unique.

  • Cast Away

    Cast Away

    ★★★

    This was a pretty slow film, most of the scenes on the actual island were really dragged out, I’m talking minutes of silently watching Chuck walk across a beach looking for sticks or fish. It was an interesting movie, but the start and endmost scenes were the only ones I really enjoyed. All of the scenes that were meant to be “emotional” I found didn’t hit me, perhaps because of the way that they were executed but perhaps because I…

  • The Wolf of Wall Street

    The Wolf of Wall Street

    ★★★

    This review contains small spoilers: 
    I somewhat enjoyed this film, however that was outweighed by the utter lack of morals of the main character. There was no redeeming moment or kindness, everything he did was out of malice and personal gain. As a woman watching this film, I was especially disgusted by the abuse with which he subjected  each and every woman he had an interaction with to, not only just his daughter and his colleagues. 
    The film is brilliantly…

  • Midsommar

    Midsommar

    ★★★

    I think I would have enjoyed this film so much more if I hadn’t been spoilt for all of the major plot points. I can appreciate its shocking delivery but I wasn’t personally able to experience the true effects that the film was trying to put across. 
    In between the major plot points however, the film was slow and uneventful, and it took effort to concentrate. I did enjoy it, however I don’t think it was worth all of the hype it got.

  • Logan Lucky

    Logan Lucky

    ★★★

    It was your average heist film. It was pretty funny, and I enjoyed it. But it didn’t stand out to me.

  • Get Out

    Get Out

    ★★★

    This film was chilling in its representative nature. It was brilliantly executed  and incredibly hard to watch due to both its relevance and the tense atmosphere to every scene.

  • Inception

    Inception

    ★★★

    This film was really trippy, but the plot was average and I didn’t enjoy it as much as I thought I would. If the cast hadn’t been as famous I probably wouldn’t have liked it as much.

  • Big

    Big

    ★★★

    I don’t have much to say about this film, aside from the fact that that it’s just a gentle family comedy. A sweet comfort film.

  • Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

    Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

    ★★★

    I feel like this film was offensive for the sake of being offensive, rather than the sake of proving a point like the first film (which I loved). There were still moments I enjoyed, though.