G has written 13 reviews for films rated ★★★ during 2017.

  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    ★★★

    Still think it’s biggest crime is just having Flashlight by Parliament just in the closing credits and not the backing to them cruising passed some mad fucking neon supernova.

  • Mars Attacks!

    Mars Attacks!

    ★★★

    Imagine somebody took a bunch of mad schlock trading cards and constructed a film out of them? It’s a beautiful visual example of the replication of a comic book aesthetic,  without the nitpicking interference of the point dexters of today’s internet. Like the cards it’s fuelled by comic books nerds revenge against the world. It could still do with bit more college jock torture. 

    Some of the humour hasn’t held up as well as the last time I watched it…

  • The Void

    The Void

    ★★★

    ASSAULT ON HEALTH CLINIC 13

  • Legend

    Legend

    ★★★

    What if this was the fully realised fever dream in Rick Deckard’s mind. Implanted by Tyrell to ingrain a moral code, a todorov theory.

  • Kingsman: The Secret Service

    Kingsman: The Secret Service

    ★★★

    Kingsman does what Austin Powers did in the 90s. All out attack on a spy franchise just when it starts getting too smug with itself. It can take the rules and break them. I have theory it damaged Spectre’s power just by being more vital and fun.

    If you want to subvert Bond Movies. Might be good idea not to fill it with shitty SPECIAL SAUCE™ product placement. Even modern Bond Movies don’t go there anymore. It’s one of those…

  • Wolf Guy

    Wolf Guy

    ★★★

    Lycanthrope vs Yakuza vs J.C.I.A. I want that Fender Rhodes Soundtrack and Sonny Chiba's parka.

  • Fear and Loathing on the Road to Hollywood

    Fear and Loathing on the Road to Hollywood

    ★★★

    When Thompson spills his Bourbon into his lawn and has mini squealing anxiety attack, still fills me with nervous laughter. Love that Nixon street protest business with Brian and brother Bill Murray.

  • Biggles

    Biggles

    ★★★

    First ever memory of ladder slide in a movie. Still remember the Saturday morning promo feature on it. Some striking photography and lighting in places. Script is a mess. Time travel feels tacked on as a BTTF cash in, even thou they do some novel things with it later. But all that doesnt matter because it's just a dirty great air carnival for stunt pilots. 
    Indirectly invented German pre-Weimarch alternative history fantasy tech... I'm not gonna use the -----punk word. The…

  • Wild Palms

    Wild Palms

    ★★★

    That continued obsession with all things Philip K Dick and Blade Runner that was the 90s. Orwellian future with those Los Angeles sun bleached UV10 pink skies. The BBC at the time tried to market this as the next Twin Peaks. Oliver Stones production credit is him putting his weight behind a 'TV is evil' sentiment.
    It's 10% Lynch actors that didn't make T.P. Brad Douriff.. Robert Loggia. Belushi's performance goes from terrible to mixed at best.

    Visually operatic almost…

  • Mindhorn

    Mindhorn

    ★★★

    Always like Garth Marenghi. This does something similar with forgotten regional TV productions. Journey throu locations around the island oddly reminded me of The Wickerman as well.

  • Top Gun

    Top Gun

    ★★★

    First time I've watched this post VHS. The MIG aggressors have a tension building horror synthiser sound effect every time they are on screen. I guess this is down to Scott's previous vamp flic 'The Hunger' and overwhelming influence of horror genre on all forms of 80s cinema. This is amazing and something you don't pick up on previously with tape.

  • On the Beach

    On the Beach

    ★★★

    Post apocalyptic melodrama. No Future. It took a while for the penny to drop on what was going on at the Grand Prix. From a short list of Cold War films which are recommended by a video game charactor Paramedic (Hideo Kojima) in Metal Gear Solid 3.