PaoAndrade has written 6 reviews for films rated ★★★★★ during 2019.

  • Marriage Story

    Marriage Story


    I finally saw this movie! I was growing anxious, because the more time passed, the more I feared I would be hyping the film too much. It got to a point where I was sure this would be my favorite movie of the year, having only seen the trailers and read a few reviews. As it turns out, for now, it is! 

    From the trailers I figured it would be a flashback heavy film, so after the first 10 minutes…

  • Fight Club

    Fight Club


    First time watch

    Here’s the thing, I went in knowing there was a plot twist, and I had an idea of what it could be because of a comment I read a while back, so by the first scene that was hinted, I just knew I was right. I worried that that might diminish my excitement, but it really didn’t.

    In fact, it was fascinating because I saw all the clues and nods.

    I assumed from the poster that Brad…

  • Inglourious Basterds

    Inglourious Basterds


    This movie is perfect. It is in my top 5 films of all time, and I haven’t even thought about what the other four are, I just know it’s in there.

    This was my introduction to Quentin Tarantino (and not immediately, I saw it like 3 years later), and my oh my, what an introduction.

    Honestly, not a lot needed to happen for me to like this movie. Actors I loved check, period piece, check...the rest as I discovered it,…

  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier

    Captain America: The Winter Soldier


    Wow, after rewatching this, I truly think this is a perfect movie. I get the hype now.

    While humor in low doses can be good, I’m not a huge fan of when the MCU tries to be funny too much, so the more serious toned movies work best for me, as is the case with this one.

    This is the first movie directed by the Russos, and how can you not give them Infinity War and Endgame after this? This…

  • X-Men: Days of Future Past

    X-Men: Days of Future Past


    After First Class successfully revamped the franchise, this movie returns the excitement of seeing the original cast.

    From the opening credits one gets the notion it will be a film that will pay homage to what has come before. With continued superb performances from McAvoy and Fassbender, it makes sure the newer cast doesn’t get overshadowed and it makes one be just as interested in what happens in the 70s.

    The action is non stop and the emotion is there to accompany it. By the time the credits roll, the future has never looked brighter.

  • X-Men: First Class

    X-Men: First Class


    This film does a fantastic job of revamping the franchise and injecting fun, freshness and heart to it.

    The cast lead by James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender is superb. Those two in particular are the driving force of the movie. They play off each other with ease and create one of the best relationships seen on film (aided by the following films in the franchise).

    With a great score, a good script and tight direction, the film is better than it should have been on paper.