• Happiest Season

    Happiest Season

    ★★★★

    A sweet little film. Had a few clichés, but was overall a good time.

  • The Mission

    The Mission

    ★★★½

    Remembering Ennio Morricone 2020

    Film No. 8

    Being taken away to a world of forests and waterfalls was captured in such a mesmerizing way. However it is Ennio Morricone’s score that steels the show every time it is played. And I saw a very young Liam Neeson... kinda makes me want to watch Silence again.

  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day

    Terminator 2: Judgment Day

    ★★★★★

    I really love how when the terminator does a heroic thing, the original terminator theme begins to play. 

    Best thumps up in film history.

  • Hillbilly Elegy

    Hillbilly Elegy

    ★★★

    I understood the story, it just felt a little too much sometimes.

  • Rush Hour 3

    Rush Hour 3

    ★★½

    I’m so confused, could they not have thought of a better plot for the third one? Don’t get me wrong, I love seeing these two together but lots of this film was very cringe. I knew by the second time we saw the taxi driver, he was going to have an arc. What about our heros? Do they learn anything from this film?

  • Columbus

    Columbus

    ★★★★

    Beautiful looking film. An extremely slow burning of a story. A good pallet cleanser to what I am used to watching.

  • The Untouchables

    The Untouchables

    ★★★★½

    Remembering Ennio Morricone 2020

    Film No. 7

    Another movie about the interesting era of prohibition. David Mamet certainly knows how to write a story that is never boring. Brian De Palma’s framing gives it an old Hollywood feel. Morricone’s music from the very start sets the tone. It honestly reminded me of “Once Upon a Time in the West.” (Harmonica’s theme to be exact) However it is the later song titled “The Untouchables (End Title)” that excels him to a new level. It brings me happiness yet inspires me to appreciate what a journey life can be.

  • Terminator Genisys

    Terminator Genisys

    ★★★½

    Some moments in this film really hit me on an emotional level. But there’s a lot of cringe moments that make me miss terminator 1 & 2. By that I mean I want to watch those instead.

  • Once Upon a Time in America

    Once Upon a Time in America

    ★★★★½

    Remembering Ennio Morricone 2020

    Film No. 6

    Only now do I realize I just watched all of the Sergio Leone movies I have. lol. An epic look at a life from a different time. Ennio Morricone makes some of his best work here. Maybe my favorite? But it’s hard to pick one from his catalog.

  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day

    Terminator 2: Judgment Day

    ★★★★★

    Not only is this one of the greatest action movies of all time, but just one of the best films ever made period.

  • Rush Hour 2

    Rush Hour 2

    ★★★★

    Still a funny as hell movie. Having now watch them back to back, I have to say that I like the first one more because it felt like it had much more weight to it. This one... had more plot elements but it all felt less. I wish I could explain it better. One of the best duos ever tho.

  • Rush Hour

    Rush Hour

    ★★★★½

    I never realized how Carter has a character arc in this one. He tells everyone he’s “FBI” and by the end of the film once he has accepted who he is and what is means to be LAPD (because it brings him closer to his father) he tells the FBI to shove it.

    Lots of lines I used as a child are found here. 

    “If anybody needs me, I’m gonna be working a big case for the FBI.”

    “I ain’t…