john has written 28 reviews for films rated ★★★½ .

  • We Are Who We Are

    We Are Who We Are

    ★★★½

    episode 1

  • Bill & Ted Face the Music

    Bill & Ted Face the Music

    ★★★½

    This third installment in the “most excellent” trilogy follows older versions of Bill (Alex Winter) and Ted (Keanu Reeves) as they must save the universe by creating the one song that will unite the world. The film also stars Samara Weaving and Brigette Lundy-Paine as the two Wyld Stallyn’s daughters. This film was delightful! This is a comedy that we have never seen nowadays, a comedy full of charm and heart and an upbeat attitude. The humor feels like the…

  • Twilight

    Twilight

    ★★★½

    Team Charlie

  • It's Not Just You, Murray!

    It's Not Just You, Murray!

    ★★★½

    Scorsese Shorts

  • American Boy: A Profile of Steven Prince

    American Boy: A Profile of Steven Prince

    ★★★½

    Scorsese Shorts 

  • Palm Springs

    Palm Springs

    ★★★½

    Palm Springs is one of the most charming, and enjoyable romantic comedies of the year. A film that takes the cliched Groundhog Day approach and makes it fresh. Andy Samburg is of course hysterical and still remains energetic and fun and Cristin Millioti carries this film. The writing is hit or miss; at the scripts best is a charming dramedy with influences from Eternal Sunshine through in with some good laughs. What stops this film from being one of the…

  • Project X

    Project X

    ★★★½

    Project X is some of the trashiest filmmaking I’ve seen in such a long time, and I kinda like it! Sure, it’s super offensive and everyone is terribly written but that is the point. This is just great fun and has some great humor that I had me laughing. 

    This might be my biggest guilty pleasure and I could rewatch this over and over again


    7/10

  • Swallow

    Swallow

    ★★★½

    Swallow is a surprisingly pretty great debut from director Carlo Mirabella-Davis. With a original and disturbing story that continues to unravel itself more and more. The cinematography and acting by Haley Bennett carry this film forward but what keeps it from being exceptional is it’s fairly weak at times script and some of the performances from the supporting cast are not up to par as Bennett’s. 

    7/10

  • Bad Boys

    Bad Boys

    ★★★½

    Bad Boys is a fun and exciting directorial debut that shows Michael Bay pulling his famous trademarks that fans come to know from him. While has very charming performance from its leads some of the comedy is a big hit or miss and when it misses, it can be bad humor. The action is fun and energetic and the story is fun but at times predictable. Some of the side characters are a bit weak and useless but some were enjoyable to watch. Bad Boys is a fun summer blockbuster that sometimes takes itself too seriously but at times pokes fun at it 

    7/10

  • The Gentlemen

    The Gentlemen

    ★★★½

    The Gentlemen is the new film by Guy Richie and stars Charlie Hunnam, Hugh Grant, Colin Farrell, Jeremy Strong, Henry Golding, and Matthew McConaughey and tells the story of an American who tries to sell his marajuana empire in London but is trying not to get it in the wrong hands. January movies are more misses than hits, usually the big stinkers of the year are around this time. I had the absolute pleasure of seeing Dolittle last weekend (review…

  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules

    Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules

    ★★★½

    Dario Argento WISHES he can make a horror masterpiece like The Foot

  • Three Colors: White

    Three Colors: White

    ★★★½

    Trying to follow up to one of the most heartbreaking pieces of cinema is a hard challenge. And yet somehow director Krzysztof Kieslowski still manages to make a pretty good follow up to Blue. This is probably the weakest in the trilogy (I haven't seen Red, stay tuned) because what made Blue so powerful was how the story meandered but stuck to one core theme, death and moving on. While this does stick to one theme of heartbreak, there are…