Cam Watson has written 48 reviews for films rated ★★★★ .

  • Citizen Kane

    Citizen Kane

    ★★★★

    It has all the right pieces for a top notch character study. I mean for 1941 Orson Welles’ ambition was through the roof. I was surprised at how many editing choices still to this day were quite interesting and timelessly stylized. As for Charles Kane being the person to center this whole film around? I think he’s interesting enough, I think the ambiguity of the Rosebud thing made him more intriguing than his story turned out to be but there…

  • Taxi Driver

    Taxi Driver

    ★★★★

    Paul Schrader my beloved


    *saw in 35mm

  • The Silence of the Lambs

    The Silence of the Lambs

    ★★★★

    Yup, next time I see a music box I’m just gonna rip open the top of it

  • Your Name.

    Your Name.

    ★★★★

    If you say fuck being logical, movie good
    If you care about plot holes, movie bad

  • Boy

    Boy

    ★★★★

    Very easy going film. It’s got conflicts but stuff that’s quite easy to wrap your head around. One of those movies an adult and a 10 year old could enjoy but that maybe isn’t technically a “kids” movie. Although it may be a pretty safe and crowd pleasing movie, it’s got enough unique style and great performances(especially the two main kids) to just give me a smile through the whole pretty brief runtime. Liked this a lot

  • Isle of Dogs

    Isle of Dogs

    ★★★★

    Every hiccup the story has gets overcompensated for 10x by the excellent stop motion and the story is actually pretty great on its own if just a little to quickly paced for its own good at points. Great Wes Anderson eye candy

  • Le Trou

    Le Trou

    ★★★★

    Definitely one of those films that I got more into as it kept progressing. It took me a while to see what it was going for but I once I saw how much of a slow burner it was gonna be and how that played off the themes Jacques Becker was going for I started to really enjoy it. The lengthy time passed to set up the prison escape is 100% felt and does a nice job highlighting the monotony…

  • The Suicide Squad

    The Suicide Squad

    ★★★★

    That scene where Harley goes into the Starfish’s eye is everything

  • The Suicide Squad

    The Suicide Squad

    ★★★★

    That PG-13 rating was James Gunn’s achilles heel this whole time

  • Paths of Glory

    Paths of Glory

    ★★★★

    I love the flow of this film. Every section of this film feels like it’s trying to capture something knew and just when you think you have a grip on where the storie is going to go it hits you with an unexpected idea but yet never feels forced or like the wrong next step. Another thing I loved was the choice to put zero comedy in this, it’s a very bleak and harsh view of the period Paths of…

  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier

    Captain America: The Winter Soldier

    ★★★★

    The Russo brothers understand how to make super-hero movies. It doesn’t have dumb and unfunny dialogue, it isn’t super unrealistic, it has likeable characters with worthwhile growth and it actually has quite a few distinctions from the other marvel movies I’ve seen. I love how down to earth and real this movie feels compared to the others in the MCU, characters actually have consequences for the actions in this movie and they are felt. Captain America being portrayed as kind of…

  • Andrei Rublev

    Andrei Rublev

    ★★★★

    Andrei Rublev and The Last Temptation of Jesus Christ show the best deconstructions of faith I’ve seen without a doubt. Tarkovsky really tried to play it slow with this one and while I can’t say how I feel about the pay off, the last 5 minutes I have no clue what to make of. Everything leading up to it is written so well in a way that challenges faith but doesn’t flat out just completely tear it down and I…