G has written 9 reviews for films rated ★★★★½ during 2017.

  • The Witch

    The Witch

    ★★★★½

    This was a recommended antidote to The Ritual from a week ago.

  • Green Room

    Green Room

    ★★★★½

    D.C. PUNK MONUMENTAL TENSION DELIVERY SYSTEM

  • Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

    ★★★★½

    Perfection and timing. All the right people in right place. You forget how visually dense it is. It's all here from the pages, everything and Gilliam added more shite from Hunter's world. Even has Gary Busey channeling one of those cops Charles Napier would play in Russ Meyer films.

    The scene in the Circus rotating bar with Gonzo (Del Toro) is still one of the funniest things I've ever witnessed. From him developing the hiccups while asking a bar waitress…

  • The New World

    The New World

    ★★★★½

    Enough has been said about how Malick betrayed everybody to throw away a conventional love story to make something far more elimental. He was right to. 

    That 3rd act still looks like a different planet to me, as opposed to similar indigenous surroundings. We are all Wes Studi's Powhatan Chief drifting through this alien landscape. James Horner's beautiful Glass like repetitive refrains hold it all together.

  • Rosemary's Baby

    Rosemary's Baby

    ★★★★½

    Repulsion 2.0.. almost.

  • Duel

    Duel

    ★★★★½

    It's the least 'American' movie Speilberg ever made and his most anarchic. The shiny red Plymouth Valient is America. The smoke belching destructive force spends 90mins trying to break it. King of the late night TV movies.

  • Arrival

    Arrival

    ★★★★½

    'The distinction between the past, present and future is nothing but a subborn persistent illusion.' Einstein.  

    1st time watching it at home so I could make Heptapods talk out of my subwoofer. Still this boys film of 2016.

  • GoodFellas

    GoodFellas

    ★★★★½

    How enticing this world becomes. To suddenly go to lil Henry destroying bone structure of a mans face with butt of a revolver.

  • Arrival

    Arrival

    ★★★★½

    First time I watched it last year was on a dirty smudged projection screen with a busted right surround speaker, and still nothing touched it in 2016.