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  • Roma

    Roma

    ★★★½

    Watched it after all the Oscar hype surrounding it.

    I like Alfonso Cuaron's work - this one felt like there were some experiential influencers. A lot of his work reminds me of the Italian Neo-realism style of cinema, with the long single takes, and angles, but mostly because of the focus of these sequences (which was often people doing ordinary things like walking up a street, or in this case, chores).

    I might take some heat for this, but I…

  • Tropic Thunder

    Tropic Thunder

    ★★★½

    This one just makes me laugh, and it can't be helped that most of the riffs on 90s action cinema are true!

  • Shoot 'Em Up

    Shoot 'Em Up

    ★★★

    Over the top, Looney Toons for adults, where Clive Owen plays Bugs Bunny and Paul Giamati plays Elmer Fudd.

    Bravo. Macho bravado too

  • A Quiet Place

    A Quiet Place

    ★★★★

    I know people are conflicted with this movie for various reasons, for example, some people think the monsters are revealed too early in the story, and it takes away some of the element of surprise, and fear of the unknown.

    Personally, I didn't mind that, although I admit, I was not expecting to see a reveal so early (when comparing to other movies like this one) - but it still has its own elements of surprise, because of the way…