GIRTHLORD has written 8 reviews for films rated ★★★★½ .

  • Minari

    Minari

    ★★★★½

    "Minari is Wonderful, Wonderful!"

    It really is! This one hit me deep in the soul hole because it reminded me so much of my own childhood. Both of my immigrant parents married young and struggled to make ends meet. I even remember my sister and I would make a 'Peace flag' using a plastic bag on a stick and we would wave it around whenever our parents would fight.

    Everything about this film is so tender, it feels like one…

  • The Lighthouse

    The Lighthouse

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I have a wild theory about this film.

    Is this movie about toxic suppressed sexuality?

    Pattinson's character was in love with the man that he killed, he's riddled with guilt and grief. Dafoe's character is an older version of Pattinson, hence why they're both called Thomas, they're the same person! The mermaid is symbolic, a cover up for his true sexuality, hence the anger/resentment towards her. The kissing scene between Pattinson and Dafoe could ellude to self love and the…

  • The Witch

    The Witch

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Cult + Time = Religion

    The Witch is fucking brilliant. The best horror film I've seen since Under The Shadow! The pacing, the score, the feeling of isolation, the symbolism, the cinematography, the lighting, the performances, everything felt so measured and deliberate yet so natural.

    In my opinion a lot of religion is built on fear and paranoia, the latter being one of the main themes in this film. The power of religious paranoia/superstition drives this film and makes it…

  • Uncut Gems

    Uncut Gems

    ★★★★½

    The Safdie brothers have created a new genre of music for their films. It's called 'Anxiety asshole clenched synth rock'

  • Uncut Gems

    Uncut Gems

    ★★★★½

    Damn. I need my asshole looked at after this, it was clenched the whole time.

    Insanely brilliant pace with a career defining performance from Sandler.

  • A Bronx Tale

    A Bronx Tale

    ★★★★½

    "You’re only allowed three great women in your lifetime. They come along like the great fighters, every ten years. Rocky Marciano. Sugar Ray Robinson. Joe Louis. Sometimes you get ’em all at once."

    One of my all time favourite quotes. Incredible movie!

  • The Farewell

    The Farewell

    ★★★★½

    The scene when they were driving away and Nai Nai was in the rear window really fucked me. Beautiful film.

  • Joker

    Joker

    ★★★★½

    LOVED Joker! It gave me King Of Comedy/Taxi Driver/Network vibes, which are three of my all time favourites. It could have done without the cheap midget jokes and noncey song selection though! Phoenix was incredible! 9/10.