Daryl

I love film. My reviews are generally short and sometimes sweet.

Favourite films are last 5* films seen 🀘

Favorite films

  • Reservoir Dogs
  • The Departed
  • Jaws
  • The Goonies

Recent activity

All
  • Mimic

    β˜…β˜…β˜…Β½

  • Pickup on South Street

    β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

  • The Reef: Stalked

    β˜…Β½

  • The English Patient

    β˜…β˜…β˜…

Pinned reviews

More
  • Taxi Driver

    Taxi Driver

    β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

    Robert De Niro’s portrayal of Travis Bickle is the finest performance any actor has ever given in cinema history, extremely natural, albeit socially awkward and mesmerising to watch. A flawless character piece that runs incredibly deep touching on mental health, Bickle is unhinged, suffers from loneliness and isolation, and altogether a very complex character. Taxi Driver has always been a favourite of mine, and I’ve been obsessed with it for many years. An excellent supporting cast including Jodie Foster in…

  • Barbarian

    Barbarian

    β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…Β½

    Barbarian is bizarre, but a fresh approach to the horror genre and quite frankly a breath of fresh air. The film unnerved me, and I had absolutely no idea where it was going. A tense atmosphere, filled with dreaded tension, and a simple but affective score. Loved it.

Recent reviews

More
  • Mimic

    Mimic

    β˜…β˜…β˜…Β½

    Mimic is a solid horror from the visionary Guillermo del Toro, certainly an unappreciated film, and I would have loved it had I seen it in the 90s. Dark location settings that really build the tension and suspense, effects that are a bit hokey but it definately didn't halt my enjoyment of the film.

    '90 from 90s'

  • Pickup on South Street

    Pickup on South Street

    β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

    Pickup on South Street doesn't muck around, at only 80 minutes long, we drive jump straight into this punchy, well edited film full of great characters, and a brilliantly directed story. The romance is very quickly realised, but I'm used to seeing this in other old noir films. All in all, very entertaining with sharp dialogue and a satisfying ending.

    '25 Film Noir Challenge'

Popular reviews

More
  • Captain Phillips

    Captain Phillips

    β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…Β½

    I am baffled as to why an Oscar nomination has eluded Tom Hanks for his portrayal of Captain Phillips.

    This does not sit well with me. Hanks was remarkable.

  • The Power of the Dog

    The Power of the Dog

    β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

    On a technical level, The Power of the Dog is outstanding, masterclass of acting from all involved, gorgeous cinematography and camerawork. A haunting score from Jonny Greenwood, and smart direction from Jane Campion. However, it's a shame the story doesn't quite follow suit. It's far from dull, and I liked it a lot, but I just wanted more from it.