The four favourites are just films on my mind
"And i can't wait to see this dream in which ill be a child again and feel happy again because everything will still be ahead, everything will be possible..."
Sat in my chair for a while trying to think of something to say about this film and no points truly every fully clicked. A man (Andrei Tarkovsky in this case) looking back to his life, and discovering that fractured memories will forever exist, but they cannot be returned to in…
"When I was lying in the V.A. hospital with a big hole blown through the middle of my life, I started having these dreams of flying. I was free. But sooner or later, you always have to wake up."
Yes I know what you're thinking, but I've heard it all.
No it isn't. Not at this point. It has a 3.3 average rating on this site, and everyone seems to hate on it and dismiss it as…
"We'll be fine"
Saturday night was the first time I've been inside a movie theatre for a new release since watching Tenet in September. It was the most perfectly real theatre-going experience possible; people complaining about the film's performances and dialogue outside the theatre, a group of teenagers right behind me whispering and giggling sparingly throughout the film, a special welcome back video from M. Night Shyamalan before the film played, paying way too much someone should pay for popcorn,…
"The world moves for love. It kneels before it in awe."
Trauma bringing a group of people together where they all collectively process their grief in a way in which they can shelter the next generation from the same trauma, but in the process they inflict new forms of terror. A staple post-9/11 film.
James Newton Howard's score is otherworldly. Shyamalans direction is astonishing here, moving from tender to horrifying at the flick of a switch; some of the scariest…
"I'm not broken... and I'm not alone"
It might be just recency bias, but maybe the best display of courageous heroism in a comic book movie since the Raimi Spider-Man trilogy. Where Batman v Superman was about being able to pull out hope through darkness, Zack Snyder's Justice League is about that hope and optimism shining through once it's found.
My recent first-watch 5 star films have all made me view cinema in an almost different way. With Spielberg's overlooked…