Mia has written 23 reviews for films rated ★★★★ .

  • Donnie Darko

    Donnie Darko

    ★★★★

    Did I know what was going on? Not at all. 
    Was it for some reason incredibly satisfying to watch? Yes.

    Donnie darko is a cult classic that, as a fan of Jake Gyllenhaals work and of movies in general, I felt I had to watch at some point. I definitely wasn’t expecting good things.

    Even though the plot was confusing and hard to piece together (I ended up having to Google it and honestly I still only half understand what…

  • mother!

    mother!

    ★★★★

    This film moved me more than I thought it would, the sick metaphor woven so intelligently within was so subtle at times at yet so astoundingly powerful that it devastated me as a watched. That metaphor being one so terrifyingly current. The film, to me and to many others, represents the forced quietening of women under the “power” of man. A woman strong of will and heart, forced into submission through sheer numbers and brute force. 
    At times, my heart…

  • No Time to Die

    No Time to Die

    ★★★★

    This film was quite possibly the best instalment of Daniel Craig’s Bond films. It created such an insight into the complexities of the characters that the other films failed to grasp (excluding perhaps the end half an hour of skyfall and some of spectre). 
    The stunts were successfully ambitious, the characters were wickedly loveable and the plot had enough twists and turns to keep my on the edge of my seat throughout. A brilliant film.

  • Quantum of Solace

    Quantum of Solace

    ★★★★

    I’ve always enjoyed the James Bond films, they’re very much films that you don’t really have to concentrate on, and can just relax and watch or an evening. This film is rammed full of car chases, fights and stunts that match any classic Bond film. What can I say? It’s just James Bond.

  • American Psycho

    American Psycho

    ★★★★

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

    The ambiguity of this films ending is something that made it so brilliant to me, the chilling way that the plot was left in its entirety to the viewer. 
    The swift flow of storytelling combined with clever repetition made it an easy and enjoyable watch. My only fault was that it was so dark it made me feel incredibly uneasy at times, but this almost adds to the overall appeal.

  • Jungle Cruise

    Jungle Cruise

    ★★★★

    It was a cute, family friendly action/adventure film. I don’t think I would have enjoyed it as much if the cast hadn’t consisted of who it did. It gave me Indiana Jones meets Pirates of the Caribbean vibes.
    It was definitely not worth the extreme high rating it received, but I did enjoy the film and would probably watch it again.

  • Ratatouille

    Ratatouille

    ★★★★

    This film is adorable, a classic Disney film. It’s one of my go to films for when I’m sad or sick. I love it so much, the constant Paris vibes with the aesthetic of the restaurant and kitchen environment is so calming and fun. I would recommend it to anyone.

  • Thoroughbreds

    Thoroughbreds

    ★★★★

    This film was chilling in a darkly comedic fashion, the acting of the two main women was phenomenal. I utterly enjoyed this.

  • Gerald's Game

    Gerald's Game

    ★★★★

    I really enjoyed this as a stand alone film, although as someone who has read the Steven King novel beforehand I do not think it did the book justice at all. However it did well in encapsulating the most terrifying scenes of the book and I almost had to cover my eyes at times. 
    Spoilers to both book and film ahead!! 













    I did love the subtle change they made at the end of the film, when Jessie finally addresses the…

  • Casino Royale

    Casino Royale

    ★★★★

    I did enjoy this film, the stunts and the plot are equally clever, and so well modernise the character in a relatively realistic way. 
    The only thing I would say against it is that towards the end the plot gets a little ridiculous. There are so many points where they could have ended the film but they just kept adding more content. 
    Despite this, I still loved the film.

  • Bad Teacher

    Bad Teacher

    ★★★★

    Honestly I wasn’t expecting to like this movie as much as I did. It had an amazing cast, which was probably part of the reason, but the plot was simple and effective, and made me laugh throughout. It was an easygoing comedy that did its job well.

  • The Strange Thing About the Johnsons

    The Strange Thing About the Johnsons

    ★★★★

    Honestly it was so brilliantly made and thought out, but the entire concept was horrifying. I loved it, ahah.