G has written 90 reviews for films rated ★★★★ .

  • Conan the Barbarian

    Conan the Barbarian

    ★★★★

    He is Conan, Cimmerian. He will not cry, so I cry for him. - Subotai

    Conan is one of those films* from my childhood that a kid who had managed to see a 18 rental, would spend 20mins on a coach trip, eagerly explaining the opening story of cruelty that leads to a adult Conan. (Schwarzenegger). That wheel of punishment sounded mental to me. It’s still an astonishing thing.

    *Robocop and Alien were the other two films that had their opening hooks explained to a wide eyed younger me.

  • Paths of Glory

    Paths of Glory

    ★★★★

    Astonishingly shot on the front. Specially when the 701st go over the top to take the ant hill. But this is efficient Kubrick, story told in 90mins.. there’s no drawn out scenes that we would see by the end of the 60s.

    Corporal Paris : See that cockroach? Tomorrow morning, we'll be dead, and it'll be alive. It'll have more contact with my wife and child than I will. I'll be nothing, and it'll be alive.
    Private Ferol : [Ferol smashes…

  • War of the Worlds

    War of the Worlds

    ★★★★

    Very much the post 9:11 creature. That morbid curiosity in the street, too late to run and hide.

  • Five Easy Pieces

    Five Easy Pieces

    ★★★★

    Robert Frank at the edge of world with a roll of colour film. Vol.2

  • Virus

    Virus

    ★★★★

    Knew this was going to be good! Sweet production value. Those DarkHorse Productions. A lot of these films and even The Mask where colour pack pages on the 4 issue monthly trades to me. But wish they were still kicking out films based on these nasty little 4 issue comics. There’s loads of ideas in the 90s era... even the Aliens shorts! Instead of rebooting Hellboy every 10years.

  • Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence

    Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence

    ★★★★

    Think it might be better than Ghost in the Shell 95’. Which I’ve always had problems with. Innocence feels more like Oshii’s thing, it pushes away from Masamune Shirow’s source material (mainly book 1) and it’s more interesting and difficult to penetrate...

    and it’s yer boy.. Batou’s film.

  • Death Machine

    Death Machine

    ★★★★

    Need to watch that again... four out of five.

  • Falling Down

    Falling Down

    ★★★★

    I’ve not seen this since it was new on VHS. Possibly caught bits of TV broadcasts, but not sat down with it since 1994.
    Never forgot this characters history. Being institutionalised in a job or profession.. the toxic masculinity.. Some of us can be a wage away or lack of’ from being homeless. If understood what that meant at the time, definitely do now. That you can hold something too tight.
    Like Bigalow’s Point Break that came before it and…

  • Demolition Man

    Demolition Man

    ★★★★

    1993 was one of those years I chose to stay in a cinema. I caught everything. Just remembered I’d seen this at the end of it. Already catching Cliffhanger in that summer which I seem to remember more as a cinema experience.

  • Blackhat

    Blackhat

    ★★★★

    ‘That’s what your doing, isn’t? you son of a bitch’

    Here again for when Hemsworth has his Will Graham moment.

    Always been a bit hot and cold on Micheal Mann’s move in digital cameras. I know it was all about handheld realism and immediacy. I know he was a early adopter of this this stuff. They always looked little flat in depth or suffer from too much low light noise. But Blackhat is the first film where his work is started to revival his film work of 80s & 90s. Pretty, pretty film.

  • True Lies

    True Lies

    ★★★★

    ‘ 𝓈 𝑜 𝓇 𝓇 𝓎 ‘

  • Ad Astra

    Ad Astra

    ★★★★

    We turn into our parents.. You have no choice in it...