Ian Curran

Ex video store alum. RIP Xtravision

Put some respect on the 3 ⭐️ movie.

Favorite films

  • When Harry Met Sally...
  • The Shining
  • Scream
  • The Graduate

Recent activity

All
  • Planes, Trains and Automobiles

    ★★★★★

  • The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special

    ★★

  • It Happened One Night

  • The Post

    ★★★★

Pinned reviews

More
  • Casablanca

    Casablanca

    ★★★★★

    ”I'm no good at being noble...”

    Timelessness is like porn—to quote the US Supreme court:”you know it when you see it”, and Casablanca is most certainly timeless.

    For my money the timelessness of this movie isn't just a product of its romance, dialogue, or great music. It comes from the themes of protest and contempt towards injustice.

    This is one of the great protest movies of all time. The singing of la Marseillaise always brings a tear to my eye. As long as there’s a need to protest, there will always be a place in modern culture for Casablanca.

  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    **ANDOR REVIEW**

    “Kill me, or take me in.”

    I love Star Wars, but from a pure storytelling perspective it’s never been particularly deep or engaging. It’s always been a vehicle for spectacle more so than anything else.

    With Andor, Gilroy and co. crafted a grounded and emotionally rousing look at more than just the birth of a revolutionary in Cassian, they’ve given us a story about the embers of a revolution that would come to define an entire franchise for…

Recent reviews

More
  • Planes, Trains and Automobiles

    Planes, Trains and Automobiles

    ★★★★★

    Belated Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate. Can’t think of a better way of kickstarting my annual xmas marathon than with this holiday classic.

    An underrated aspect of this film is how identifiable both main characters are despite being on opposite ends of the spectrum. Everyone knows or has been a Del, and everyone knows or has been a Neal. I know I’ve been both at different times; hell, sometimes I’m both simultaneously. 😂

  • The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special

    The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special

    ★★

    I feel like full Marvel saturation is imminent. The only thing that could save us?
    X-Men motherf’ers!!!!!!

Popular reviews

More
  • The Many Saints of Newark

    The Many Saints of Newark

    ★★

    I try to avoid hyperbole as much as I can, but Im 100% guilty of waxing lyrical about things that move me, or with stuff I feel is important.

    It’s not an exaggeration to say The Sopranos is one of the greatest TV shows ever made—that’s just consensus. Where I run the risk of jumping from effusive to full blown atomic hyperbole, is when I say The Sopranos is one of the most important pieces of art from the last…

  • Barbarian

    Barbarian

    ★★★★

    “Who the fu€k is staying in my house?”

    A horror movie that unfolds like a Russian doll of tense, dark twists but whose core is a sharp—and at times humorous and tender—look at the horrors of trusting someone. This film is one of the better social allegories I’ve seen in a long time.

    It’s hard to talk about this movie without spoiling it so I wont say much more than this: Barbarian is all the parts of Malignant I enjoyed…