G has written 15 reviews for films rated ★★★ during 2021.

  • Dreamscape

    Dreamscape

    ★★★

    Great opticals bookend this film that you want to live in for longer. Very Altered Images trick of quiet.. quiet..  (you could be nodding off late at night) LOUD!!! The real world of espionage is little less inspiring.

  • Mission: Impossible

    Mission: Impossible

    ★★★

    Establishing a Mission Impossible like team in the formulaic TV like credits and icing them systematically in the next 20mins is so Brian De Palma. Email Indox Espionage. The Langley scene got over used and endlessly parodied back in the day and has lost its pizazz. But the euro tunnel stuff.. Oooof.. Helicopter vs moon faced David Schneider.

  • Red Sonja

    Red Sonja

    ★★★

    Out of all the Schwarzenegger Barbarian films this was the one I watched quite a bit as a kid. Always really liked the music.

    God, in 2021 it really feels like an Italian production more than the other two. Also shot in a more expressive way than Destroyer, same director Richard Fleischer given more freedom outside of filling in for Milius in the sequel. Story is more thin than Destroyer, but it makes up for it in weird charm. Production…

  • Short Circuit

    Short Circuit

    ★★★

    Memories of Saturday afternoon summer rentals in 1987. Really understated playful electronic soundtrack by David Shire. Er Fisher Steven’s character. Mad how he’s just dropped in the 3rd act.


    I remember going to the cinema to watch the Sequel.

  • Wonder Woman 1984

    Wonder Woman 1984

    ★★★

    That Richard Donner / Dick Lester touch got me through this. Hi tech Cold War Bases and smashing up the White House. Remix of Superman 2 & 3 ideas. Even Maxwell Lord had a Donner Lex feel to him. The Mall scene is this hypercolour breath of fresh air. Globe trotting aspects. Jenkin’s is tapping into that era films. I even think 1984’s flop SuperGirl with its witch craft in places on the campy fantastical wish premise here.

    Also I’m a…

  • Aquaman

    Aquaman

    ★★★

    Shot like a Golden Harvest Jackie Chan movie. Energetic low angles and fast pans. Lots of colour and pop music. Some boss-eyed contact lenses in this gaff. The complete anti Batman v Superman. Made for the summer… It’s a double can on Sunkist orange crush. (released in winter??) Good laugh this.

  • Man of Steel

    Man of Steel

    ★★★

    So I watched Man of Steel last night for first time, since it was new. Heard a bit of the soundtrack on online playlist.

    Still think it’s good writing as a origin story. Few good set pieces. It’s almost Superman Returns, but done right amount of personal torment and identity crisis. Papa Kent (Kevin Costner) ultimate scene is equally emotional to Glenn Ford from 1978 movie, and equally has me a mess. Cavill and Shannon chew up the screen. Great…

  • Street Hawk The Movie

    Street Hawk The Movie

    ★★★

    Always had fond memories of the Street Hawk pilot. Tangerine Dream’s Le Parc turns this from late super vehicle 80’s fatigue into Micheal Mann lite LA downtown streets. It comes off a bit more hard edged than it’s contemporaries.

  • Xtro

    Xtro

    ★★★

    A film that was merely a VHS cover in the video shop. Having sneaky look at the horror section as a lil’ kid. Getting the bed terrors pure just off that Xtro cover (not the poster art here; I wasn’t that much of a soft arse) There’s some ideas in this film. It’s all over the place with it. Working that practical effects dept and a load of black water bombs.

  • Elstree 1976

    Elstree 1976

    ★★★

    I loved this...

  • The Man Who Saved the World

    The Man Who Saved the World

    ★★★

    T U R K I S H    S T A R    W A R S


    It being May the 4th all that. It’s been a while.. my favorite bit to this day is when one of our hero’s starts whistling with great gusto on the newly discovered planet, because it might be a world entirely populated by woman. Fuck me, that noise echoing around a canyon. Instead of attracting the opposite sex, a bunch of bandit skeletons on…

  • The Eiger Sanction

    The Eiger Sanction

    ★★★

    Here for the climbing last act. The first half is this weird Diamonds are Forever parody of a parody. Forgot Vonetta McGee from the Great Silence is in this.