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  • Paddington 2

    Paddington 2

    ★★★★★

    Watched on Bluray

    The Godfather Part 2 of children's movies.

    Mid-way through act 2, I didn't think that the film could get any better. Then there was a chase involving a train, my favorite kind of set piece. Then the final scene happened and I cried. God-tier film.

    I had held off on this film for sometime because I was in denial that a sequel to the beloved Paddington could ever surpass the original. It shouldn't be possible, to be…

  • A Better Tomorrow

    A Better Tomorrow

    ★★★★½

    Watched on the Anchor Bay dvd realeased in 2001. Some thoughts of that are at the bottom of the review.

    I love John Woo's films, particularly Hard Boiled and The Killer, because of how effortlessly I feel he's able to marry melodrama and kinetic action together in such a seemless manner in those movies. That point extends to this as well.

    A Better Tomorrow does a really good job of handling its themes of the meaning of brotherhood and forgiveness,…

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  • Paddington

    Paddington

    ★★★★★

    I first watched this at Tubasgiving about 3 years ago. I was in charge of bringing a movie and I had bought this on a whim but never watched it and it ended up being a hit. "He's a fucking bear, he doesn't know [blank]" became a section meme. Great times with great friends.

    This time I watched it with my family. Everyone loved it.

    A perfect film. The Ocean's Eleven of children's movies in terms of set up and…

  • Inside Llewyn Davis

    Inside Llewyn Davis

    ★★★★★

    The inner turmoils of idealism vs reality, and the cyclical natures of both and how they relate to the self. 

    God-tier, my favorite Coen film. Maybe not the movie to watch as a recent grad looking for a job, however. 

    What are you doing?


    Off topic side note: as an Oklahoman I’m absolutely dreading the next few weeks.