• Ikiru

    Ikiru

    ★★★★★

    The Kurosawa film with an F-bomb.

    In my top 2 Kurosawa films is not a samurai film, yet despite being a divergence from his adventure or even noir movies at the time, "Ikiru" remains to be one of the directors most acclaimed works to this day! (Besides Kurosawa made plenty of other works not along the genres he was so famous for) "Ikiru" meaning 'To Live' is a basic story about an elderly man dying of stomach cancer. A simple…

  • Samson

    Samson

    From famed Polish director Andrzej Wajda the director "Ashes and Diamonds", "A Generation" and "Kanal" considered his 'war trilogy. "Samson" is yet another World War 2 film which I greatly enjoyed just as much and focuses more on the mistreatment of the Jewish.

    The plot is a lot more subversive than his previous films, and contains stark black and white cinematography and craftily positioned cameras. One scene that stuck out to me is in which the Nazis are boarding up…

  • Tenet

    Tenet

    ★★½

    I'm so glad Nolan waited to put this film in theaters, so I could go deaf and listen to people gab about things I don't understand on the big screen.

  • Fight Club

    Fight Club

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Fight Club Review

    This just might be my longest review yet.

    Today I'm going to review one of my favorite movies of all time, "Fight Club" because I have a lot to say about it and the effect it's had over people from the past twenty years. Now if you say that you love "Fight Club" you're usually labeled as a cinebro, which I don't consider myself to be. I know I'm just speaking for myself here, but I consider…

  • School Daze

    School Daze

    For a group dedicated to straight men, frat boys be doing some gay shit.

    I'll make this quick. School Daze is an early Spike Lee film I always meant to see but skipped for some reason. I'm not a fan of college films at all, and this was sadly no exception. The only difference here is that it's an all black cast in the same setting and shenanigans with some racial commentary which I respect. It had a little more…

  • Fantasy Island

    Fantasy Island

    There's a lot to digest here folks. Like an all you can eat night at Taco Bell. And this movie is the result.

    What did I do during quarantine? Well I was taking some summer classes which is why I haven't posted anything in a while, but I also spent some quality family time watching tons of shit movies. Some Blumhouse, some knock off Blumhouse, (how flattering) It was hard to tell due to their lack of originality, but I…

  • Le Bonheur

    Le Bonheur

    "Le Bonheur" hehehe

    Agnes Varda's third film came out only three years after "Cleo from 5 to 7" but isn't talked about nearly as much. Many have seemed to have either forgotten it or care little for it, but I can't understand why.

    "Le Bonheur" introduces us to the idyllic life of Francois and his family, consisting of his lovely wife and two children. At first I thought the film was going to be a vacation spot of a loving…

  • Rebels of the Neon God

    Rebels of the Neon God

    One of the most intriguing films I've seen in the past few weeks. What at first seemed like it was another typical Taiwanese film about wayward youth, become something much more profound and wondrous. "Rebels of the Neon God" follows a reserved but unfulfilled boy as he seeks out revenge on the kid who smashed his father's car mirror.

    Sounds a little ridiculous but our protagonist, Hsiao Kang has quite a few motivations for his actions. For starters he has…

  • Stranger Than Paradise

    Stranger Than Paradise

    This was my first Jim Jarmusch movie I ever saw, and despite the fact that he is now one of my favorite directors, I didn't like this film so much when I first saw it, and it made my subsequent viewings of Jarmusch hard to get into. I certainly appreciated him and parts of this film in some way, but I just didn't enjoy it all that much. However after I started to love Jarmusch, even a movie like "The…

  • Jojo Rabbit

    Jojo Rabbit

    Meant to review this movie a lot sooner, but I was greatly anticipating this movie. Taika Waititi has been on a roll this decade and I was excited to see his take on the Nazi Regime. The concept interested me in that the film revolved around a boy being a strong Nazi enthusiast being bred for life of fascism, and he's accompanied by his imaginary friend Adolf Hitler. After watching "Jojo Rabbit" it wasn't quite everything I'd hoped it be,…

  • Countdown

    Countdown

    Countdown is an interesting movie and makes a bold move. Rather than being original or scary, it's a run of the mill blumhouse horror movie that's bland even to their standards. Oh wait, this isn't blumhouse? Could have fooled me. That's even worse considering how this film steals so many tropes and trends just to get more people to see the movie. Let's review the checklist:

    Concept involving technology: Check!

    Lazy and predictable jump scares you can see coming from…

  • 24 Frames

    24 Frames

    ★★★★½

    Love Never Dies

    And so the love that Abbas Kiarostami gave us in his films will live on for generations, and Kiarostami himself will never truly die. I absolutely loved the last frame as it felt like a fitting send off to the great artist. Subtle and quiet, but with enough observation, the scene radiates with sincere farewells and tributes to the content and humble filmmaker. I don't know if that's what Kiarostami intended but that's my interpretation. It's not…