Supertramp has written 8 reviews for films during 2021.

  • 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,…