Judeflowerdew has written 103 reviews for films during 2020.

  • Crazy, Stupid, Love.

    Crazy, Stupid, Love.

    ★★★

    So this is where Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone were spending their time preparing for La La Land loooool!

  • (500) Days of Summer

    (500) Days of Summer

    ★★★★

    Loved bits of this and it was comforting to watch. I feel with how Joseph Gordon Levitt's character was portrayed it was inevitable that the two were never going to stay together but the ending makes up for it! Some bits just didn't shine like other bits in this so that's why I'm not rating it much higher. Levitt is a superb actor, him and Christian Bale are my favourite at the moment.

  • Boogie Nights

    Boogie Nights

    ★★★★

    This was just wild the whole time! Mark Walhberg produces his most critically acclaimed performance and the critics aren't lying, he is fantastic in this. Everybody is great in this, the drug dealer scene was one of the best scenes I have seen in a while and also I'm extremely glad I've watched my first Paul Thomas Anderson film! The best bit of the film though personally was the soundtrack, the music was electric!

  • The Apartment

    The Apartment

    ★★★★

    Christmas Challenge- Film 3/31
    I'm trying to do a challenge this month which is to watch 31 Christmas films. I started this challenge off with a classic in the Billy Wilder 1960 film 'The Apartment'. Not a film dedicated to Christmas but one that spans over December-New Year. The whole story is refreshing and calming to watch with good performances by every actor on screen. My only negative of this is that at times I just got slightly bored and…

  • The Prestige

    The Prestige

    ★★★★★

    That ending is breathtakingly sensational. It seems like every film I have seen by Nolan so far is extremely good (Minus Tenet) and this is the next one that can be added to the extremely good list. Christian Bale is also my favourite actor at the moment!

  • Citizen Kane

    Citizen Kane

    ★★★★★

    Definitely lived up to the hype. The whole thing is a fascinating account on how we see Mr Kane from a young kid playing on a sledge that had been gifted to him, to a man with many strengths and flaws who spent lots of money buying worthless statues and other materialistic items when actually the only thing that ever meant anything to him was the sledge he received as a present. This hooked me from the first minute and…

  • Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

    Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

    ★★★½

    Really enjoyed watching this. Honestly I only really wanted to watch this because I haven't seen a film with Monroe in it and she was amazing. If you have any films you recommend that she is in, would you be able to comment them!

  • The Night Before

    The Night Before

    ★★★★

    Christmas Challenge- Film 2/31
    Hilarious and one of the best comedies I've seen Rogen in. If you do watch this in the forthcoming month I would recommend not to watch with other family members loooool.

  • The Dark Knight Rises

    The Dark Knight Rises

    ★★★★★

    I think this is sensational and nearly on par with the 'The Dark Knight'. I should have seen plot twist coming from much earlier but it's amazing how the ending plays out. The last scene with Michael Caine is so wonderfully peaceful and whichever interpretation you want to support, there is no denying how Alfred's grief or guilt has been managed to be washed away after coming to the realisation that the boy he has watched grow up wanted this…

  • The Dark Knight

    The Dark Knight

    ★★★★★

    Finally understood what everyone was talking about! Compared to Batman Begins this is just a level above in most aspects especially the performances, Heath Ledger delivered an electrifying performance as the the role of Joker. An essay could be written on this but I do not have the current ability to talk about why this film is so good. I'm looking forward to the finale in 'The Dark Knight Rises' and after I finish the trilogy I will go to…

  • Batman Begins

    Batman Begins

    ★★★★½

    Read a few articles discussing how the Batman series before Nolan came with his trilogy had become exhausted and every release was worse than the one before it. Huge amounts of emphasis is placed on how important this trilogy was to not just the Batman franchise but the whole of cinema itself. Picking out a Nolan who had directed critically acclaimed films in Memento (2000) and Insomnia (2002) and known for his intricate moving pieces of work in which scenes…

  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    ★★★★½

    Really interesting look at the mental health impacts the nurse has on these patients. Considering this was made in 1975 it is ahead of it's time by many years and it has a great written story which means it deservedly is one of the best films of all time. I heard all over the internet that I needed to watch this so I had to check it out and as a result I really enjoyed this. I will revisit this…