• Nas: Time Is Illmatic

    Nas: Time Is Illmatic

    ★★★★

    Nas is a genius who deserves all the respect he is given as one of Hip-Hop’s greatest musicians. Illmatic is my shit but I would love for him to have a biopic or another documentary/series looking at all his albums and himself at those times. Nas probably my favourite artist so yeah this was great to watch and even if you’re not into hip-hop, watch this as it gives you a real insight into the lives of black Americans living in impoverished cities

  • The King of Comedy

    The King of Comedy

    ★★★★½

    Robert De Niro during this time was a different breed. This has the potential to be my favourite Scorsese by far if this still sits well with me during the next few weeks.

  • The Graduate

    The Graduate

    ★★★★★

    Criterion Challenge- Film 7/52
    Wes Anderson’s Top 10”


    Words can't describe how much I love this. This slaps too hard

  • Carlito's Way

    Carlito's Way

    ★★★★½

    Comparatively speaking, this is on par with Scarface but over time it just hasn't been able to hold that same level of influence as it's less quotable which means it's not nearly as accessible as it's predecessor. Personally, I prefer Pacino in Carlito's Way as he feels a lot more calmly embedded in his role and the whole chase off ending is beyond phenomenal. Must see

  • Pan's Labyrinth

    Pan's Labyrinth

    ★★★★★

    Criterion Challenge- Film 6/52
    Made in Spain”

    Type of film I know I would never have watched if it wasn’t for a challenge. Been on my radar for a while as I’ve heard it’s an incredible moving picture but I have never committed to watching it as it doesn’t seem to be my type of flick. So it being part of the Criterion Collection is a win win for me as I can watch a film I’ve heard is fantastic…

  • Midnight in Paris

    Midnight in Paris

    ★★★★

    I liked the concept of this a lot. Feels like it will get better and better on every watch. Performances don't feel like anything super special but this could have also been so badly performed and executed by the crew so it definitely deserves a lot of praise!

  • Catch Me If You Can

    Catch Me If You Can

    ★★★★½

    Just after finishing this I watched a Frank Abagnale google talk video. Just watching five minutes of that talk will be enough to make you understand the skills he has that allowed him to elude Hanratty for so long.

  • The Incredibles

    The Incredibles

    ★★★★★

    Everything about this has aged well. The music is still sensational, so much quotable dialogue, a well written animation with incredible characters like Elastigirl, Frozone and of course Mr Incredible. Yet again, this brings back so many wonderful childhood memories of watching this with my family and I'm glad that I'm still able to watch this as a sixteen year old with my family without anything about the viewing experience being different.

  • 10 Things I Hate About You

    10 Things I Hate About You

    ★★★★★

    Watched this three times in less than two/three months. I should be ashamed of myself.

  • Drive

    Drive

    ★★★★½

    Violent yet captivating. Superb flick

  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

    The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

    ★★★★

    Beautiful film but just badly paced at times

  • Singin' in the Rain

    Singin' in the Rain

    ★★★★★

    Criterion Challenge- Film 5/52
    “Released on Laserdisc (Criterion Collection Laserdisc Titles)”

    My dad said that this is a beautiful film, but I didn’t quite expect it to be as good as it is. Debbie Reynolds voice is incredible!