PiggyThyRanga has written 8 reviews for films rated ★★★★ during 2021.

  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

    The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

    ★★★★

    y'know what, for a midnight movie after sitting through 2 really hard dramas, it was really good, I enjoyed myself, so sue me

  • No Country for Old Men

    No Country for Old Men

    ★★★★

    Yeah, so I was pretty delusional the first time I watched it I guess because I claimed it wasn't that great. To all the people I've relayed that information to, I'd like to make my formal apology. This is pretty great.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The Return of the Living Dead

    The Return of the Living Dead

    ★★★★

    Why is this good?

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

    ★★★★

    Whilst not a big fan, it's not like it was boring. Quite the contrary actually. There was always something going on, well paced, it was fine. It was good filmmaking, writing is as good as fantasy can probably get (not my kind of interest). It's still just not a film I'm gonna completely love or adore. I could see a rewatch down the years potentially changing my mind. But for now, it's good, just not for me.

  • Nomadland

    Nomadland

    ★★★★

    At first it felt very slow, very much like a documentary, and I'm still not sure if that's the type of thing Zhao was going for, but it turned out pretty good. It's a change of pace to what I've been watching lately, and I say that in a positive way. It feels like a relaxing journey through a stage of someones life, experiencing what they do in a sort of real time.

    The cinematography is beautiful, Frances McDormand is excellent.