Bio: I have been an avid film fanatic since I was 3 yrs old watching Schwarzenegger, JCVD and Seagal with my father slaughter bad guys, spew one-liners and blow shit up.
I try to be as critically objective with my reviews as possible. I don't buy into hype or follow consensus. I also don't intentionally go against the herd to stand out or be cool. Hate that. I just give out scores I think these movies deserve. Thanks for visiting and enjoy!
100-90: Classic. 90-80: Excellent. 80-70: Solid. 70-60: Meh. 60-50: Terrible. 50-0: Soul crushing.
|80 T8||Phantom Thread (2017) - May 20, 2018
"A polarizing film that.. has polarized me. Still gathering my thoughts on this one. It's top-notch quality is undeniable, and its ambiguity encourages the viewer to reflect on relationships, life and so on. It's a lovely piece of art. Still, I find it difficult to truly enjoy a film with such insufferable characters."
|80 T8||Somewhere in Time (1980) - May 20, 2018
"The only romantic film that has ever truly resonated with me. John Barry’s score is a masterpiece; it has an aching, haunting, ethereal quality to it that’s difficult to describe. It envelops everything on-screen, and in doing so, transports the viewer to another world. And I think combined with the authentic performances of the leads and the unique late 70's interpretation of 1912, I'm able to embrace its sappy and syrupy nature."
|65 T3||Annihilation (2018) - May 19, 2018|
|65 T3||The Package (1989) - May 12, 2018
"This one takes me back to the good ol' days of renting action/thriller VHS tapes at the local video store in the early 90s. Pure nostalgia, and pure bliss. Admittedly, it doesn't do too much to stand out, and it kinda plays like a poor man's "The Fugitive". Still, it is an easy-to-watch, entertaining flick that pits two of my favorite actors of that generation against each other. Hackman and Jones are such powerful, charismatic characters; I wish they had teamed up more often!"
|70 T4||The Founder (2016) - Apr 21, 2018|
|80 T8||Nocturnal Animals (2016) - Apr 21, 2018|
|75 T6||Million Dollar Baby (2004) - Apr 15, 2018|
|60 T2||Hostiles (2017) - Apr 14, 2018
"Brings nothing new to the table, and has nothing interesting to say. It's boring, predictable, contrived and even corny at times. This is the kind of movie you'd expect a politically correct millennial, who had just binge-watched the "Top 10 Modern Westerns" on Netflix, to create. A mishmash of things we've seen countless times before, but lacking in any real depth and character."
|75 T6||Driving Miss Daisy (1989) - Apr 10, 2018|
|60 T2||Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) - Apr 06, 2018|