G has written 7 reviews for films rated ★★★★½ during 2021.

  • Die Hard: With a Vengeance

    Die Hard: With a Vengeance

    ★★★★½

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  • Mad Max

    Mad Max

    ★★★★½

    Greatest opening 10mins I’ve ever seen from a first time director. No other Mad Max film comes close to it as opening statement of intent.

  • To Live and Die in L.A.

    To Live and Die in L.A.

    ★★★★½

    You bet your ass it still is…

  • Back to the Future

    Back to the Future

    ★★★★½

    Been meaning to sit down with this for a while. Thought Easter weekend would be a good time to rattle through em.’

    I’ve always been of the thinking that the slightly uneven sequels tend to hang off this perfect mid 80s gem. That panning camera opening to the platrum, that puts you in these huge, cosy, lived in suburban garage spaces. Beautiful world building in both Hill Valley town squares. Almost stagey musical in feel. Near perfect pacing and casting. The film…

  • Westworld

    Westworld

    ★★★★½

    The first time Crichton did a amusement park that starts to eat the guests. Use to get broadcast a-lot around 1993’. Astonishing Fred Karlin soundtrack jumping from synth ambient to ersatz western dread... specially in the subterranean complex... the pursuit filled me with so much fear on its debut. Think watched it too much in my teens. Dissected it. Brynner performance is subtle.. astonish.. self performance art. James Cameron took notes. Made his own urban version in 1984. Think he…

  • 28 Days Later

    28 Days Later

    ★★★★½

    Danny Boyle set fire to his home town. When they where doing promotion for the film in Manchester in 2002. You’d find 28 Days Later matchbooks in bars. I inherited a packet from a mate. Sits in the DVD case.

  • Oblivion

    Oblivion

    ★★★★½

    M83 involvement got me here. It’s that Death Stranding aesthetic. With some clean 70s sci-fi concept. This is miles ahead of Tron Legacy. He’s not a Disney effects man in my mind anymore. This is a passion piece.

    Kojima stole from the best.