• The Cremator

    The Cremator

    ★★★★½

    One of the few films to generate such polar opposite emotions out of me. Perhaps the only film that gives me chills and makes me laugh. "The Cremator" came out at the height of Czech New Waves success and features everything the country is known for, including eye-popping visuals, surreal sequences, a sense of humor and political subtext. "The Cremator" is like an older Yorgos Lanthimos film hitting many of the same marks such as dark comedy, a disturbing tone…

  • Funeral Parade of Roses

    Funeral Parade of Roses

    ★★★★½

    3,000th film! Congratulate me accordingly with cartoon speech bubbles!

  • Life of Brian

    Life of Brian

    ★★★★★

    I don't know if this happens to anyone else but sometimes I get depressed over weird things. Specifically regarding this review, I'll think about history or I'll read about cultures of the past and the fact of just how cruel, life and humanity can be sinks into me. You can look at modern cultures and see how women are treated, or how people of another faith are discriminated, but of course worse things can happen and have happened. Mass genocides…

  • Two-Lane Blacktop

    Two-Lane Blacktop

    I don't entirely understand it, not even sure I entirely enjoyed it, however, I am still perplexed by what I saw.

    There are many films I've watched in the past that on a first veiwing didn't pull me in, (the films of Kubrick, Bergman, or Antonioni) but with time, patience and understanding, they soon became some of my favorites of all time and acknowledged by yours truly as some of the most complex pieces of work in film history.

    Anyway,…

  • All the President's Men

    All the President's Men

    The biggest political scandal of the 20th century is documented in how it was brought to light, by the two daring, risk-taking, investigative journalists, who took on the higher powers.

    "All the President's Men" details the true story of how two journalists uncovered Nixon's famous Watergate scandal and brought it to the publics attention. Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman play Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein respectively, as they challenge their bosses, their leaders and the public in risking their careers…

  • Harakiri

    Harakiri

    ★★★★★

    Calling a film great is one thing, attributing it to the many different reasons such a film would be critically acclaimed such as cultural, thematic, artistic, technical impact, is another. A great film should have at least one of these traits; however, how rare it is that a film comes a long and astounds audiences in all of these key aspects that make a film not only great, but permanently cement it as a classic throughout time. An important cry…

  • Solaris

    Solaris

    ★★★★★

    My favorite Tarkovsky film may not be as great as "Stalker", as ambitious as "Mirror" or contain the epic depth of "Andrei Rublev", but I will stand by my opinion that it is my favorite film from Andrei Tarkovsky. He's one of my favorite directors and I love everything the legendary master has created, but as for the one that connects with me the most, the one that resonates with me, the one that can astound me, transfix me, but…

  • The War with Grandpa

    The War with Grandpa

    A cryptic, allegorical war film that everyone needs to see.

    "The War with Grandpa" slyly criticizes all of America's major wars in a hilarious and entertaining way. Not since Satyajit Ray's "Two" has a movie been this clever at portraying conflict between two different worlds. Peter's Grandpa is moving in to his room, so he has to stay in the attic. Peter suggests that him and Grandpa share the room, implementing communist ideologies. The Grandpa represents capitalistic ideals being worn-out,…

  • The Doll

    The Doll

    I watched this for some reason so now I got to review. Just painfully lazy and awful. There's not an original thought in this movie. It is every horror movie cliche about a haunted doll or house or whatever. The only thing I couldn't predict was the twist because of how stupid it was, and even if it was a good twist, I wouldn't care at this point.

    So we meet an idyllic married couple who have the most perfect…

  • Abraham's Valley

    Abraham's Valley

    It was decent. The cinematography is often gorgeous and unmatched. The acting was pretty good too, I would praise the performances from every actor here.

    For me however, this is just a concept I'm bored by, for I've seen it numerous times covered in French New Wave and Luis Bunuel films. A very beautiful woman with a weird neck gets married and explores her sexuality, love and morality. Now I'm not the kind of person to get bored by an…

  • Glass

    Glass

    I know some people like this film so I hope I don't step on any toes with this statement, but truthfully, I don't see how anyone who was a fan of "Unbreakable" or even "Split" can enjoy this film

    "Glass" was disappointing on a number of levels. Not just because it's the follow up to two great movies, for even if you didn't have an attachment to "Unbreakable" many thought Shyamalan, was finally rising up again, he makes "Glass" A…

  • Trainspotting

    Trainspotting

    ★★★★★

    The Timeless film that captured young audiences across the globe. Drug addicts or not, it seems like Trainspotting was the high everybody loved and nobody wanted to come down from.

    To think that this movie is just about drugs, and to assume it's not for you based on that, I think you're making a huge mistake. When I first watched "Trainspotting" I didn't completely feel that way, but I figured there would be a disconnect between me and the characters…