Teddy has written 27 reviews for films during 2021.

  • Rope



    From an objective standpoint of an aspiring filmmaker like myself (or any filmmaker for that matter), this was very impressive.
    By far one of the most interesting ideas/techniques this puts forth is simply the cultural impact it's had on filmmaking (especially in the case of the long take).
    So incredibly well-directed, well-shot, well-written. Why am I not praising this film and everything it accomplishes.
    Well, that's just the thing. I don't really find this to have accomplished anything by the…

  • 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


    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


    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:

  • Extraction



    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



    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


    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?