Judeflowerdew has written 72 reviews for films during 2021.

  • To Kill a Mockingbird

    To Kill a Mockingbird

    ★★★★½

    This film is a good reminder in the modern day to just be nice to a fellow human being. There's too much anguish, suffering and cruelty in the modern day world to have a vendetta on someone because of their skin colour, gender, sexuality etc. Only way forward in society is to treat each other like humans in any action we do and To Kill a Mockingbird embodies that message perfectly.

  • Biggie: I Got a Story to Tell

    Biggie: I Got a Story to Tell

    ★★★★

    This documentary consists of an archive of old footage, photos and interviews with those closest to Biggie at different points in his sadly short lifetime. It's touching tribute to him orchestrated by his mother and I am all for that, especially as it is executed well.

    Prior to this watching experience my jams recently have been his two magnum opus's 'Ready to Die' and 'Life After Death' which are two classic albums so I knew a fair amount about him…

  • Hoop Dreams

    Hoop Dreams

    ★★★★★

    Gritty and bleak but subtly optimistic. What makes it work is the fact that it doesn't feel like a film or a documentary. You are there watching these two boys group up in tough areas, where few make it out. The footage feels raw and you really root for these two guys. I couldn't wait any longer to watch this and yes even though I haven't seen any other critically acclaimed documentaries, this does feel like it belongs close to the top.

  • The Last Dance

    The Last Dance

    ★★★★½

    I remember when this was released on Netflix during the first lockdown and I watched a couple of episodes knowing barely anything about basketball. I think the only players I actually knew were LeBron, Jordan, Kobe, Shaq, Curry and a few other big names and I was just struggling to get my head around the rules of the game and as a result I just dropped and forgot about this series for ages.
    Fast forward to the start of this…

  • Baby Driver

    Baby Driver

    ★★★★★

    That last 30 minutes are incredible. Edgar Wright deserves to be knighted already. The man is only 46 and we have so many more films to look forward to watching from him and looking at his current discography showcases why this guy is one of the best directors working right now.

  • Juno

    Juno

    ★★★★½

    The soundtrack to this is just really not my thing but the rest of the film makes up for it. Re watched it, but this time with my family who loved it a lot, especially because they are big Allison Janney fans (West Wing is constantly playing in our house) and she shells it in her limited screen time, especially the Ultra sound scene. I feel like the parent dynamic and rules and responsibilities enforced on Juno between J.K. Simmons…

  • 10 Things I Hate About You

    10 Things I Hate About You

    ★★★★★

    Watched with family. Just can’t get enough of this haha

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  • Dirty Grandpa

    Dirty Grandpa

    ★★★

    As funny as I remember it being the first time. De Niro is fucking hilarious and genuinely made me laugh a lot. Films similar to this such as anything Seth MacFarlane has done etc, all seem to have fairly negative ratings and reviews on the app. From the trailers or even the Letterboxd descriptions you can tell they aren’t going to be well made films and they it will contain crude humour, so if you already know this isn’t your…

  • Dog Day Afternoon

    Dog Day Afternoon

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I mean that ending was inevitable right, what did they expect. Feels like a film where they were just like "Look Pacino, you've just come off the back of the two godfathers act the hell out of this and make your name firmly cemented as an acting star". Fair play because Pacino slayed it

  • The Princess Bride

    The Princess Bride

    ★★★★★

    Criterion Challenge- Film 8/52
    “Romance”

    Definition of a perfect family film. Comedy is sharp and fresh, really heartfelt and doesn’t take itself too seriously. Love this a lot

  • American Psycho

    American Psycho

    ★★★★★

    Christian Bale is one electric actor. This has grown on me so much from my first time watching it a few months ago!