• Joker

    Joker

    ★★½

    Although Joker is incredibly well made, I have always felt that the idea of this film is a bit irresponsible, considering the current climate. I have put off watching it until now because of that. It’s a gorgeously filmed, very well acted movie that has a hauntingly beautiful score. And Phoenix does deliver career best work. But overall, I just didn’t feel good by the time it was over. I understand that the writers were really attempting to make a…

  • Lost in Translation

    Lost in Translation

    ★★★★★

    It’s funny, one of my brothers loves this film, and another one absolutely despises it. I adored it. It made me feel good, and I felt like I had a lot in common with each character. It’s Bill Murray’s greatest performance along go with St Vincent. And the scene where he and Scarlett are lying in bed, having a conversation about life and marriage made me smile so hard. Especially the moment where he talks about being a father. As a new father myself, I was holding back tears. It’s a beautiful scene.

  • Miami Connection

    Miami Connection

    “Friends through eternity, loyalty, honesty.”

    This and Samurai Cop are hands down the greatest bad movies ever made. But this one has a lot more heart. I think that the unnamed band that got fired from the club, took Battle of the Bands a little too serious.

  • The Train

    The Train

    ★★★★★

    The Train is one of the greatest action/adventure films of all time, no doubt about it. I’ve said this in other reviews, and I’ll say it again. Burt Lancaster is probably my all time favorite actor. Director John Frankenheimer was untouchable in the 60’s.

  • Ace in the Hole

    Ace in the Hole

    ★★★★★

    Fuck, this one was dark. Billy Wilder made some seriously amazing films. Kirk Douglas is dynamite as the asshole Chuck Tatum. He is a complete and total bastard. Ace in the Hole is cynical as hell. No wonder this took years to sort of get some traction behind it.

  • True Romance

    True Romance

    ★★★★★

    This one gets better and better every time I see it.

  • The Slumber Party Massacre

    The Slumber Party Massacre

    ★★★★

    Thank you to my good friend Thomas Baker for constantly recommending this one! This is a super fun, straight to the point, early 80’s slasher. He has always told me that it pretty much flies under the radar when it comes to the slasher genre. I hadn’t heard of it until he told me about it. It has a lot of intentional humor, and it’s runtime is a very brisk, 1 hour and 17 minutes. It flies by. The maniac,…

  • In the Heat of the Night

    In the Heat of the Night

    ★★★★½

    Sidney Poitier and Rod Steiger have amazing chemistry in this game-changing Best Picture winner. I’m really not super familiar with their other roles. I’m definitely interested in seeing Poitier, since this is the first movie of his I’ve ever seen. He blew me away.

  • Dark of the Sun

    Dark of the Sun

    ★★★★½

    This has one of the greatest climactic fight scenes ever filmed. It’s brutal and realistic. It almost feels like they were coming up with it on the spot. It’s brilliant. And Rod Taylor really tested the suspension on that jeep while driving it like a maniac through the rocks and river. But it’s bad ass when he jumps out of it.

  • Salvador

    Salvador

    ★★★★★

    This is one of the most devastating films I’ve ever seen. This is Oliver Stone at his angriest. Stone is an incredibly divisive filmmaker. But I’ve always loved most his work, especially from this film to Natural Born Killers. This may be his very best film. My favorite will probably always be JFK. But this is his best overall in my opinion. It’s still so poignant and incendiary. What a film. And even though James Woods’ character is mostly an unlikable shit-bag through most of the film, by the end, you want him to succeed. It ends on a downer.

  • Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

    Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

    ★★★★★

    God, this was funny. Shane Black struck gold this one, and showed that he has a knack at pairing the most unlikely of actors together. Downey Jr. and Val Kilmer are so great on screen together. Kilmer’s Gay Perry is a great character. I love all the verbal abuse he gives Downey’s character, who is kind of an idiot. Michelle Monoghan is wonderful. The Russian roulette scene cracked my shit up. 8 percent?!?! Who taught you math?!

  • The Last Boy Scout

    The Last Boy Scout

    ★★★★½

    I feel like this one flies under the radar when it comes to Tony Scott’s filmography. This is the first time I’ve seen it all the way through. Bruce Willis is in top form when he plays a miserable character. He is perfect for this movie. And a young Damon Wayans is great as his sidekick. The movie is extremely violent and over the top. But that’s what makes it so much fun. It’s ludicrous at times. Taylor Negron is…