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  • The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!

    The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!

    ★★★★

    considering i’m such a fan of airplane, i can’t believe i’ve gone so long without seeing the naked gun. so, here we are... 

    i don’t usually start off with the bad things in reviews, but i think the story here is incredibly clunky and incoherent. that being said, it has the classic slapstick comedy from the zucker/abrahams collaboration. it more than makes up for a loosely told story, and that’s why it’s such a classic film... slapstick comedy is timeless.…

  • Barry Lyndon

    Barry Lyndon

    ★★★★★

    i really don't know how or why i enjoyed this so much, but it's just that damn good. three of the fastest hours in my life. i was so engaged in the story and didn’t feel bored at any point, something i haven't felt from a kubrick film until now.

    i don’t know what to say that hasn’t been said about this already. barry lyndon is definitely up there with amadeus as one of my favorite period pieces. in my…

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  • Blade Runner

    Blade Runner

    ★★★

    i haven't seen 2049 since it came out, so i figured i'd go back to where it all started. if we were rating this movie on technical achievements, it gets a 5/5. a beautifully shot and directed effort by ridley scott, plus an outstanding achievement in sound design- boosted by vangelis' timeless score. but...

    the story of this movie gets a 1 or 1.5 at best. the objective is quite simple: rick deckard needs to kill ("retire") four replicants... instead,…

  • Prisoners

    Prisoners

    ★★★★★

    finally, a denis villenueve movie that hits the fucking spot!

    it'll be a while before i can write anything coherent on this movie, but prisoners will go down as one of the creepiest films i think i'll ever watch in my lifetime. sharply-written, more twist and turns than your intestines, and a performance from hugh jackman that will completely make you look at him a different way. everything in this movie is spot-on.

    even tho i'm not religious, i want…