Supertramp has written 58 reviews for films rated ★★★★★ .

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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

  • 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.

  • The Wizard of Oz

    The Wizard of Oz

    ★★★★★

    No matter how mainstream, childish, or normie, anyone thinks it is, "The Wizard of Oz will always hold a place near and dear to my heart. It fits snugly in my favorite movies between "Once Upon a Time in America" and "Come and See" I can't think of anyone who hates this movie, I watched this film more times than any other (mostly when I was a child and hadn't begun my film going journey yet) and it's always a…

  • Raise the Red Lantern

    Raise the Red Lantern

    ★★★★★

    The 1920's: In America Women are fighting for their rights and standing up for independence. Meanwhile in China, young maidens are still being married off as wives and concubines for rich noblemen. Our protagonist, Songlian, was an educated women, but due to her father's untimely death, her family runs into money issues. Therefore Songlian, accepts that she has no choice but to marry a wealthy lord stating "It is the fate of all women" before shedding a tear.

    Songlian seems…

  • Moonlight

    Moonlight

    ★★★★★

    He's black, gay and poor?! We have an Oscar winner everybody!

    My second favorite film of 2016 is one that I deeply connected with, although many wouldn't expect me to. I'm not black, I'm not gay, I didn't grow up poor (at least not as poor as Chiron) but this is the power of cinema. The universal appeal that stories of others lives can have on you. I may not relate to Chiron's predetermined qualities, but I understand what it's…

  • All Quiet on the Western Front

    All Quiet on the Western Front

    ★★★★★

    I'm almost shocked that this film exists. Making a film with such strong anti-war themes during the golden age of Hollywood seems like it's asking for some controversy, but surprisingly enough the film became a huge hit and won best picture which it deserved. "All Quiet on the Western Front" is a very daring film taking a very pessimistic viewpoint on war, with very little happy, or victorious moments, instead taking the viewer deeper down a hole of despair and…