john has written 135 reviews for films rated ★★★★½ .

  • Wildlife

    Wildlife

    ★★★★½

    Paul Dano comes out of the gates with a heartbreaking and emotional roller coaster of a debut with Wildlife. A simple story told in a very delicate and calm manner with a script meant to show how powerful it’s leads are. While this could be directed by anyone else, it’s feels entirely in Dano’s realm. The acting especially by Carey Mulligan is fantastic and the cinematography suits the film, almost reminiscent of classic Terrance Malick. However the score felt very lackluster to me, nothing too memorable about it. 

    Hope Paul Dano continues to impress me

    9/10

  • We Are Who We Are

    We Are Who We Are

    ★★★★½

    Episode 5

  • We Are Who We Are

    We Are Who We Are

    ★★★★½

    Episode 4

  • We Are Who We Are

    We Are Who We Are

    ★★★★½

    Episode 2

  • Slugs

    Slugs

    ★★★★½

    Slugs truly is one of the gnarliest horror films I’ve ever seen. A 80’s cult film that relishes in its grotesque horror and its odd concept, slugs really? This is equally nasty and funny at times, and truly is an overlooked 80’s gem 

    9/10

  • Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

    Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

    ★★★★½

    THIS IS NOT A REVIEW, THIS IS MY PROBLEM WITH DISNEY

    As a fan of all things cinema, of course we must address the big elephant in the room. The big media monopoly empire, Disney. Throughout the last decade, the house of mouse has only gained a bigger following, receiving more revenue from each film released. Whether it is the latest entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) or Star Wars, hell even thrown in the amount of live action…

  • Requiem for a Dream

    Requiem for a Dream

    ★★★★½

    I always come back to this film because it’s use of tension and editing. The film displays a harsh and brutal reality that is not far from our own lives. This film is hyper, emotionally draining and a moving piece of filmmaking. 

    My second favorite film from Aronofsky 

    9/10

  • Total Recall

    Total Recall

    ★★★★½

    this aged like FINE wine

  • Possessor

    Possessor

    ★★★★½

    As the month of October draws near, many are excited for the wonderful holiday that is Halloween. Many prepare by dressing up, eating tons of candy or my personal favorite, watching horror movies with your friends. There is nothing more exciting and exhilarating than sitting down in your home or theater and being terrified by the unknown, it is always a joy to me. This year, instead of witnessing the horrors that are Michael Myers or Jason Voorhees; director Brendan…

  • Unfriended: Dark Web

    Unfriended: Dark Web

    ★★★★½

    Unfriended: Dark Web truly is the top tier "webinar" film in the genre. The film has a lot of heart in the film's script and conveys the film's use of internet culture without sounding too cringey or over the top. The film goes past the "Saw" aspect and becomes a sort of mystery thriller with some fun and unique scares to follow. The endings are inventive and fun to think about, ranging from hackers to actual demons. This does not…

  • The Florida Project

    The Florida Project

    ★★★★½

    A beautiful tale of childhood innocence and what it means to have a father figure. The Florida Project displays Sean Baker as one of modern cinema’s most exciting filmmakers who excels at creating a unconventional narrative and allows it’s audience to breathe in its environments. The characters are lovable and wish for them to succeed. The acting especially by Willem is superb. While the entire film is phenomenal, it stops to a grinding halt by the film’s underwhelming conclusion 

    9/10

  • Hereditary

    Hereditary

    ★★★★½

    Don’t care what Film Twitter thinks, I love this thing. 

    Hail, Paimon