• RRR

    RRR

    ★★★½

    So after seeing this movie trending on Twitter & people constantly bringing this film up, I finally decided to see what all the hype was about as this recently came onto Netflix. This movie honestly surprised me. While the story is basic. The acting, specifically from the English actors was cheesy & the CGI is far from the top tier. What really won me over was the movie's sense of fun, Its amazing production values, really solid cinematography, the main two characters…

  • Jackass 4.5

    Jackass 4.5

    ★★★½

    Actually enjoyed this more than "Jackass Forever". This film was half Jackass & half making-of documentary and it was actually more fun to watch than the film we got earlier this year. My main gripes with "Jackass Forever" was how forced they tried to shove the new cast members onto us, as well as how it seemed to have a lot more overbearing gross-out stuff which has never been my favorite thing about Jackass. "Jackass 4.5" was able to find that…

  • The Northman

    The Northman

    ★★★★

    Robert Eggers' "The Northman" is a visual spectacle of a movie. Gorgeously shot with eye-catching production design and a setting/time period that feels authentically & satisfyingly recreated on film. And yet, I didn't love this as much as I wanted to.

    Having adored Eggers' previous film "The Lighthouse", my anticipation for this one was through the roof. But in the lead-up to seeing this, a part of me started to feel like something was going to be off. What I ended…

  • The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

    The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

    ★★★½

    Only worth watching just for Nic Cage who as usual is a continuous energy source of fun & joy that can't be turned off. The rest of the film however was unfortunately thin & oftentimes fell flat. For what the movie was, it was a decent film that could be fun to watch with friends. But the film never seemed to go further with what I was hopefully expecting, with a movie that's literally about Nic Cage & how meta and bizarre you…

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★★★

    One of the most original & refreshing films to come along in some time. Was honestly shocked at how good this was. For a film that was a mixture of emotional drama, absurd humor, brilliant action, fascinating sci-fi, gripping fantasy & downright stupidity, I'm amazed that the movie made all that work & deliver something that will truthfully stay with me for the rest of my life.

    I honestly want to talk about the movie in great detail, but I want to avoid…

  • Apollo 10½: A Space Age Childhood

    Apollo 10½: A Space Age Childhood

    ★★★★½

    Richard Linklater's best film in years is a time capsule of every major topic that happened in the 1960s from the point of view of a young kid. I really enjoyed this and it was the first Linklater film in a long while that I had fun with as the movie is mostly just an observation piece that looks at what life was like in that time period. While the film does have the premise of this kid going to…

  • Windfall

    Windfall

    ★★½

    A wannabe Hitchcock that's not one of the better ones. I honestly don't know what to make of this as it had the makings to be really good, but the execution was a letdown for me. The three stars are all talented, Jesse Plemons especially I always enjoy seeing, and they played their parts well but it was hard to gravitate to any one of their characters as neither one was really likable to watch. Already I've kinda forgotten about…

  • The Adam Project

    The Adam Project

    ★★½

    The movie was basically a checklist of cliches, which I could forgive if the movie was fun, and it was, to a certain extent. The movie is once again another Ryan Reynolds project where he's pretty much playing the same character he plays in all his movies where he's the comedic fool but with some heart underneath the surface, and I'm really starting to get tired of this formula. At least "Free Guy" had a concept that was interesting to…

  • The Rescue

    The Rescue

    ★★★★½

    May have to update my top 10 films of 2021 list. Can't believe I skipped this last year.

  • The Batman

    The Batman

    ★★★★★

    "The Batman" ticked every box that I was expecting from it and exceeded beyond even that to become a film that blew me away in a regard that so very rare films accomplish for me. Never has a superhero film had me engrossed with its world, tone, and atmosphere to this extent. Along with being filled with great characters that were perfectly cast and portrayed masterfully by the best actors working today. As well as a story with a lot…

  • Bloody Sunday

    Bloody Sunday

    ★★★★½

    Paul Greengrass' "Bloody Sunday" is quite possibly the best film of his career & one that is undeservedly overshadowed by his more well-known work that came later on. The movie looks at one of the darkest & most brutal days in human history & presents it as gritty & realistic as you can get. The presentation of "Bloody Sunday" is done in the style of a documentary where the camera is constantly shaking in a handheld way & it feels like it's capturing moments that…

  • C'mon C'mon

    C'mon C'mon

    ★★★½

    I usually adore the films of Mike Mills but somehow this one just didn't seem to click with me. This movie tackled the same themes of life & humanity that have been in Mills' prior films and yet it wasn't very compelling this time around. Joaquin Phoenix, as usual, is great. The film technically impressed me on that front. But the substance just didn't hook me as much as I wanted it to. In the end, a fine movie but definitely didn't live up to the expectations I was hoping for, especially from a director whose films I always enjoy watching.