• Whiplash

    Whiplash

    ★★★★★

    What separates Damien Chazelle from the majority of other Hollywood directors is that he is able to get Miles Teller, a new wave romcom actor, seem like he is the standout star from his generation of actors. Despite that though, we all know who delivered the best performance by a clear mile, take a bow J.K. Simmons, electrifying!

  • Requiem for a Dream

    Requiem for a Dream

    ★★★★★

    That last 30 minutes is the most restless I’ve ever been watching a film. The music flows through you while you are watching these poor peoples lives diminishing away. Never thought I would prefer this to Black Swan. Honestly every school should show this to students, seeing way to many kids going down this path.

  • Fast Times at Ridgemont High

    Fast Times at Ridgemont High

    ★★★★½

    Surprised me with how good it was. Also I'd heard beforehand about the Phoebe Cates pool scene but I didn't quite expect that looooool.

  • Breathless

    Breathless

    ★★★★

    Criterion Challenge- Film 3/52
    “Directed by Jean-Luc Godard“

    Watched in French with no English subtitles so I had fun trying to translate words from sentences and that kept my interest in the film. If it wasn’t for that I doubt I would have rated this as high but it is a good film!

  • The Shining

    The Shining

    ★★★★★

    The shots following Danny on his trike are up there in my favourite moments in cinema.

  • Call Me by Your Name

    Call Me by Your Name

    ★★★★★

    The locations in every shot are stunning with incredible cinematography on top of that. Italy is a beautiful country both in the countryside and in big cities like Rome so this really makes me want to go to Italy and go round the country for a summer. Beautiful film

  • Seven Samurai

    Seven Samurai

    ★★★★★

    Criterion Challenge- Film 2/52
    “Directed by Akira Kurosawa”

    Stunning action scenes, beautiful movements of the camera and the simplicity of the environment is refreshing and dazzling to look at. A bit of a slow burner but worth it for the last half hour especially.

  • War Dogs

    War Dogs

    ★★★½

    Jonah Hill's laugh in this is just so funny for no reason. Todd Phillips delivers an interesting take at a biopic but he doesn't have the fully fledged skills Scorsese has that allows the 'bad guy' to win over the audience (E.g. in WOWS the character of Belfort wins us over with his charm and we feel bad for him in a way as the film progresses to it's climax whereas I don't feel any sad emotions seeing the 'good…

  • Ford v Ferrari

    Ford v Ferrari

    ★★★★★

    The Bale x Damon combination is beautiful to watch but the cinematography 🥵🥵. Really makes this so easy and luxurious to sit down and watch for two hours and a half with the crispy shots of the race cars and also shout out to the location scout, the locations throughout the whole of this are consistently mesmerising. 
    Definitely my favourite from 2019. And am I the only one who thinks:
    Ford v Ferrari> Parasite

  • Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

    Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

    ★★★★½

    Snatch edges this personally but Guy Ritchie is 3/3 on all his crime films. Sensational director

  • Chef

    Chef

    ★★★★

    Damn this makes me want to learn how to cook!

  • Mr. & Mrs. Smith

    Mr. & Mrs. Smith

    ★★★★

    Both try to kill each other multiple times in a huge fight and then proceed to bang the shit out of each of other. Why is Hollywood so relatable