Supertramp has written 77 reviews for films during 2019.

  • Waves

    Waves

    ★★★★★

    It's rare that I give a perfect score to a newly released film, on a first viewing... twice in the same year but...

    10/10

  • Andrei Rublev

    Andrei Rublev

    ★★★★½

    If Ivan’s Childhood didn’t blow you away, “Andrei Rublev” definitely will! An epic of vast scope depicting the time period, the world, and the journey of the human soul. If “Andrei Rublev doesn’t feel as epic as something like “Lawrence of Arabia” it covers those grounds in the depths of the human condition and spirit of the artist.

    Often hailed as one of the greatest films ever made, everything done in “Andrei Rublev” is flawless, and viscerally powerful! Tarkovsky wanted…

  • Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

    Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

    ★★★★½

    When people ask me why I never want to get married and why I hate parties, I just show them this film.

  • Cabaret

    Cabaret

    After being blown away by "All That Jazz" I was eager to see Bob Fosse's other talked about classic "Cabaret" and I really enjoyed, even if it's nowhere near as good as "All That Jazz"

    The songs in "Cabaret" are fun and entertaining. The dance choreography is great and Bob Fosse brings some great visuals to every scene in the film. I'm so glad that a theatre director and choreographer is able to use a camera so well. Liza Minelli's…

  • Hour of the Wolf

    Hour of the Wolf

    ★★★★½

    For any fans of the recent A24 hit "The Lighthouse" I think you'll enjoy "Hour of the Wolf" which echoes some of the same themes and elements. It's an ambiguous, surreal and unsettling drama taking place all on an island. If you were to call any of Ingmar Bergman's films 'horror' this would be it.

    "Hour of the Wolf" returns us to the island of Faro, a place in which Bergman called home. It's a great location as it can…

  • Bananas

    Bananas

    In my previous Woody Allen review of "Take the Money and Run" I talked briefly about Allen's earlier comedy films and how they may not hold up as well to some viewers. As I rewatched "Bananas" that thought came to the forefront of my mind. The story is a pretty paper thin plot, not much really happens and it even feels rushed at times. The one thing that keeps this from being boring are of course the jokes in the…

  • How to Talk to Girls at Parties

    How to Talk to Girls at Parties

    Did anyone else mistake the opening of this film for another production company logo?

  • Hush

    Hush

    I'm kind of surprised how many people liked this movie because I thought it kind of sucked. Perhaps it wasn't unbearable or offensive, but I thought it was just kind of boring. The plot is just another bland home invasion movie with the gimmick hardly being touched on or explored.

    I really did not like the villain and felt like it was bad casting choice on their part. The face reveal comes way too early, and for the rest of…

  • Ivan's Childhood

    Ivan's Childhood

    ★★★★½

    When Tarkovsky admireres look back on his filmography, a majority of them might say that "Ivan's Childhood" is his weakest film. While that may be true to some extent, however, I want to disclaim this notion before it has a negative influence on any first time watchers because the worst of Tarkovsky is like the worst gem in a treasure chest. It's still extremely valuable. Besides it was Tarkovsky's first film and the fact that he just kept growing is…

  • Parasite

    Parasite

    ★★★★★

    I don't usually give 5 stars to films after just watching them, especially if it's a new release, but I feel confident in my decision.

  • Take the Money and Run

    Take the Money and Run

    My first Woody Allen feature I ever saw! Hearing about how Woody loved Groucho Marx and Charlie Chaplin, I had to see what kind of comedies this man could make, and wasn't disappointed in the slightest! From odd, non-sequitar jokes, to random slapstick, visual gags, combined with sharp wit and satirical jabs, "Take the Money and Run" was a great introduction for me into Allen's film and his overall style.

    The film tells the story of the worst criminal in…

  • The Dead Don't Die

    The Dead Don't Die

    One of the most disappointing films of 2019 for me, and for different reasons.

    So I saw two zombie comedies this year, not really expecting either to be great, but the one that I thought would be better than the 10 years too late sequel "Zombieland 2" was actually the worse one! (Zombieland 2 was surprisingly enjoyable) Now when I first heard that Jim Jarmusch's next film would be a zombie movie starring Adam Driver and Bill Murray, I wasn't…