Teddy has written 14 reviews for films during 2021.

  • Steve Jobs

    Steve Jobs

    ★★★★★

    "god sent his only son on a suicide mission - but we like him anyway because he made trees..."

    Yeah, I'll keep watching as long as you guys keep neglecting to watch this beautiful painting.
    You go ahead and tell me that this movie isn't a painting and see what happens...

  • The Prestige

    The Prestige

    ★★★★★

    Honestly, this is probably (from an "objective" standpoint) Christopher Nolan's best work.
    It's been said thousands of times before, but every viewing elicits a new meaning, a new emotional resonance, a new prestige.
    With such a cleanly woven pledge, turn, and final act there is no denying this is a masterclass in writing. I may not agree with everything Nolan decides to focus on in his films, but this piece of work truly shows he has an unspeakable talent for creating a story to display poetic and empathetic stories simultaneously.

    If you haven't seen this, I could not recommend it more (even if you hate Nolan).

  • Steve Jobs

    Steve Jobs

    ★★★★★

    Oh man I just can't right now.
    It's too meaningful. It's too delicate. It's too deep for me to fully understand the words that are circling around inside my brain.

  • The Lego Movie

    The Lego Movie

    ★★★★

    I didn't like this because it was a meme...



    Oh, how ignorant I once was.

  • Steve Jobs

    Steve Jobs

    ★★★★½

    Loved this much more than I originally was anticipating.
    We'll see how it sits over time, but this has a simply systematic soul that is untouched by any other film in this genre (although The Social Network comes close).
    Aaron Sorkin has always had a clear and true handle on these emotions and themes at the surface of his films, but never have I seen a film of his that is able to communicate more than words through the usage…

  • Ford v Ferrari

    Ford v Ferrari

    ★★★

    Warp Stabilizer: The Movie




    shout out to all my premiere peeps out there
    (and yes I will continue to 'label' this film in the most pretentiously ignorant ways possible)

  • Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

    Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

    ★★★★★

    Mainly this rewatch was just to test my new TV and sound setup.
    But little did I know, I would be completely immersed in the viewpoint of this film like never before. Every time from now on, I will make it my duty to bring this movie to mind before dumping my big load of trash filled with opinions on movies I dislike.
    This is by far one of if not the most important films for critics and dedicated moviegoers alike.




    But hey, I also forgot this movie isn't apart of the MCU soooooo it gets an 'F'.

  • Freaks and Geeks: The Documentary

    Freaks and Geeks: The Documentary

    ★★★★½

    Probably one of the most heartfelt and endearing comedies to ever be put on TV in my mind. Please watch it.
    If you wanna hear more of my thoughts I just put out a video essay here:
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hfVkyRupQg&t=8s

  • Extraction

    Extraction

    ★★½

    Honestly, the biggest praise I can give this is it's actually trying.
    Some things in it feel so far up its own keester that it's starting to see the light of day, but it has value in what it presents to us in terms of technical and physical aspects. Although I guess I'd expect a film made by stuntmen to be well-choreographed and packed with impressive stunts.
    But granted, it is hard to get over moments that should be emotionally…

  • Soul

    Soul

    ★★★★½

    Somehow a movie with a talking cat is literally my favourite movie of last year...
    Nine Lives still did it better

  • Hunt for the Wilderpeople

    Hunt for the Wilderpeople

    ★★★½

    Really really enjoyed this. The only real issue I had with it is it starts to feel a little messy and unfocused once it evolves into the bigger setpieces and sets of characters. If it were to stay at its roots and let me as the audience sink into that, then I think this would've hit much stronger. But still, so happy to see Taika doing what he does best.
    Also, is New Zealand really like this? Because from what I can see it looks pretty majestical... aye?

  • Promising Young Woman

    Promising Young Woman

    ★★★★

    First off I want to give a big thank you to my good buddy Sam for recommending this to me!
    Because this is one ferocious beast of a movie.
    I could talk about the editing, the cinematography, the performances, the music, but I would literally be adding jack-squat to the conversation because you all already know that.
    However, the reason why I haven't given it a higher score (or the 'mastapiece' grade) is simply because I think the themes are…