PiggyThyRanga has written 26 reviews for films during 2021.

  • Boogie Nights

    Boogie Nights

    ★★★★★

    Paul Thomas Anderson?
    more like..
    The King of Commentary

  • Satantango

    Satantango

    ★★★★★

    I don't know what to say. I just wrote an entire review for the film but couldn't help but delete it because I didn't think I was doing it justice.

    It's an experience. It's all of the monotonous, murky, dull aspects you don't want in a film, somehow beautifully managed to be turned into something that can be at the very least described as intriguing. There's something about it that I can't properly put into words.

    The 7 hours this…

  • Chungking Express

    Chungking Express

    ★★★★★

    Real love is eating 30 cans of near expired pineapple in 1 night and California Dreamin! On such a WINTERS DAYYYYYYYYYYYY

  • La La Land

    La La Land

    ★★★★★

    La La Land. In between bugging friends to watch it, constantly listening, whistling and singing the music, and being completely ignorant to any flaws anyone ever tries to tell me about, La La Land is a film I think I'm finally comfortable talking about.

    Upon my 6th rewatch of this crazy, beautifully shot, colourful and inspired love letter to anyone with a passion, La La Land has cemented itself in my heart as an emotional work that allows me to…

  • Casablanca

    Casablanca

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    "Maybe not today. Maybe not tomorrow. But soon, and for the rest of your life"
    "But what about us?"
    "We'll always have paris"

    Tears

  • Memento

    Memento

    ★★★★

    Despite calling it in the first 8 minutes, the film still is written fairly well. The narrative structure was fun to watch and it sustains that Nolan can in fact write a good narrative.... he just seems to not want to I guess.

  • The Naked Kiss

    The Naked Kiss

    ★★★

    It's a fine film if you want something quick and simple, but it doesn't really hold as anything memorable or something to write home about. Sort of just in the moment entertainment, then onto the next.

  • A Night to Remember

    A Night to Remember

    ★★★★

    Extremely well paced and not obnoxiously dramatised, feels like a very real telling of what I could imagine the sinking would have been. This feels a lot better of a film, and certainly my preference, compared to Camerons Titanic.

  • Lawrence of Arabia

    Lawrence of Arabia

    ★★★★★

    Going in, my main concern was the runtime. Now sure, you do feel the 4 hours, but it's not like it's a boring film. At all. For 4 hours, it paces itself quite well. It has very entertaining moments, as well as moments that drag on a little, but not to a degree of boredom, it's all very atmospheric so at least if the dialogue doesn't interest you, you have pretty desert scenes to look at.

    It's a fascinating watch…

  • The Return of the Living Dead

    The Return of the Living Dead

    ★★★★

    Why is this good?

  • Interview with the Vampire

    Interview with the Vampire

    ★★

    Christ I kept forgetting what was happening like the second after it happened, that's how boring, inconsistent and insignificant the events of this movie are. Even as the credits are rolling, I'm completely lost as to anything that happened. There is nothing remotely memorable.

    Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise are obviously fine. The production design and overall look of the film is fine. But to do with the narrative, pacing and writing of the film, it's just not at all there.

  • Little Miss Sunshine

    Little Miss Sunshine

    ★★★★★

    Holy hell the middle of this movie just brought it to life. Paul Dano, you absolute unit of a man.