Judeflowerdew has written 48 reviews for films rated ★★★★ .

  • The World's End

    The World's End

    ★★★★

    Cornetto trilogy completed. I like how all three have their different appeals, Hot Fuzz- Slick editing and visuals, great cast and the best humour out of the three (imo), Shaun of the Dead- Again great cast, small budget used well and an actually fresh and modern zombie film, and finally The World's End with again a great cast, well written screenplay and the fact it ends the trilogy on a high.

  • 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…

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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!

  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

    The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

    ★★★★

    Beautiful film but just badly paced at times

  • The Basketball Diaries

    The Basketball Diaries

    ★★★★

    Incredible performance by Di Caprio and the fellow cast members. Always thought he was just a good looking guy who got a break into film because of his looks, but the more I see him I appreciate how good his acting abilities really are. Also, Marky Mark was one menace to society in the 90s hahahha

  • Moonrise Kingdom

    Moonrise Kingdom

    ★★★★

    Wes Anderson really knows how to make a crowd pleased. Have only seen Grand Budapest and Fantastic Mr Fox and although this is my least favourite out of the three, it still is heart warming and such a worthwhile watch.

  • The Fighter

    The Fighter

    ★★★★

    Christian Bale deservedly won an oscar in 2011 for this. He'll always be known for the Nolan Batman trilogy but he is so much more than that, a truly exceptional actor. Also, Wahlberg delivers a fantastic performance, he is an underappreciated actor as many people tend to overlook him for:
    A) His recent choice of bad roles (E.g. Daddy's Home)
    B) His actions as a young man (There is nothing I am doing to defend him here, people are right…

  • Little Women

    Little Women

    ★★★★

    Greta Gerwig is a talented director and already has two excellent films under her belt, but I’d like to see her explore a different genre or style instead of sticking to making another coming of age film. Am I the only one who feels this way?

  • One Hundred and One Dalmatians

    One Hundred and One Dalmatians

    ★★★★

    Timeless Walt Disney classic I've grown up with during my childhood. Brings back so many great memories!

  • The Hundred-Foot Journey

    The Hundred-Foot Journey

    ★★★★

    I remember watching this a few years ago with my family but as I found it by surprise a couple weeks ago on Letterboxd I thought this definitely deserved a re watch. This is a really awesome and heartfelt film in my opinion, even though scenes feel shallow at times. What I love most about this is the location, incredible choice to film there and I adore Om Puri's performance (Rest in peace).
    If you want to watch a gentle warm film which involves a lot of good looking food in a breath-taking location then this a top choice.