Judeflowerdew has written 39 reviews for films rated ★★★★½ .

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Drive

    Drive

    ★★★★½

    Violent yet captivating. Superb flick

  • The Royal Tenenbaums

    The Royal Tenenbaums

    ★★★★½

    Wes Andersons films are all so consistently fun and enticing to watch. Wonder if on a re watch I will prefer this to The Grand Budapest Hotel. Doubt it though because that film is just incredible, but this isn't far off.

  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

    Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

    ★★★★½

    Such a stark difference in the ability of Daniel Radcliffe’s acting in this compared to the five before it. Honestly makes the viewing experience so much more enjoyable

  • Gone Girl

    Gone Girl

    ★★★★½

    Hats off to Fincher for being able to keep the suspense for such a long run time which is incredibly hard for any film, but especially a mystery thriller as it so easy for the audience to get uninterested and at not one point in this I felt bored, I was apprehensive the whole time! I also like how Fincher is able to use popular cultural figures (By this I mean social media models, musicians ect.) such as Emily Ratajkowski…

  • 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.

  • 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

  • The Green Mile

    The Green Mile

    ★★★★½

    Frank Darabont's two huge films centred around prison go two ways. One is Shawshank Redemption which is mostly happy and then you have The Green Mile which is mostly sad and tearful especially towards the end. Both are beautiful representations of the variety of emotions displayed in Prisons. I will still be thinking of this in a years time as if I watched it yesterday, nothing can replicate that feeling quite like this and Shawshank have both done.