G has written 18 reviews for films rated ★★★★★ during 2017.

  • The Thing

    The Thing

    ★★★★★

    SNOWED IN’ FILM No.2 

    My favourite past time is watching the opening of this film with people who’ve never seen it before...

  • Escape from New York

    Escape from New York

    ★★★★★

    ‘the Gulf-Fire is waiting...’ My favourite Carpenter film. Still one of the greatest, most confident 20min openings ive ever seen. There’s a rhythm to it that leads up to Frank Doubleday standing in a empty lower Manhattan street. He’s hypnotic, it’s like a amped up theatre workshop version of his Street Thunder gang member from Assault 13.

  • Blade Runner

    Blade Runner

    ★★★★★

    First time in a cinema... 07' Cut. It's so dense and visually rich you notice all this detail you wouldn't normally pick up in the frame. Relentlessly designed to death. Like T-2 last month.. a sound system with the acoustic space. That mad electric harp sound and that base drum crescendo kicks in when future LA skyline appears!. I'd been warned it was a moment.

  • Robot Jox

    Robot Jox

    ★★★★★

    Still the greatest Saturday morning show ever conceived. Only thing missing from this experience was the Rental 'ARENA' trailer reel at the start.

  • Repo Man

    Repo Man

    ★★★★★

    Everything is here. Still the coolest show on earth.

  • Paris, Texas

    Paris, Texas

    ★★★★★

    Foreign directors being better at critiquing American culture - Part 3

  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day

    Terminator 2: Judgment Day

    ★★★★★

    I had unfinished business with T-2. Couple of us tried to get into see it at Quinton Cannon Cinema when we're 12/13 years of age. Due to some associate lobbing M&Ms around the foyer. We got our cover blown.

    The big one. I wore out 2 copies of this movie on VHS. Never tired of it but possibly I tired it out. If you find a film that you watched too much in your youth. Cinema restoration is the last resort.…

  • Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

    Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

    ★★★★★

    Bit of mid TP Season 3 revision.. .

  • Twin Peaks

    Twin Peaks

    ★★★★★

    I've had to disarm the European cut that use to circulate Blockbusters in the late 90s. Marketed as a Lynch TV movie. Dangerous stuff spoils a good 10 hours in 20mins.

  • Assault on Precinct 13

    Assault on Precinct 13

    ★★★★★

    Carpenter's best films make you feel like your being pulled towards an inevitable doom. His music carefully holds your hand.

    Panavision shot of the silenced assault rifle sliding out the car window waiting for it to drop down on the barrel.. That's film that is.

  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road

    ★★★★★

    This was cinema screening of the Black and Chrome version.

    Reimagining.. The premonition stuff really stood out. Still faces close up become Sergio Leone like. Surprised by the stuff that turned out abstract when you don't have a colour profile to hang on to. The side profile shiloutte shots of the War Rig in the marshlands being led by Nux now look exactly like the ones from The Seventh Seal.

    I came out thinking about doing the same thing with Mad Max 2 at home.

  • Manhunter

    Manhunter

    ★★★★★

    Perfection. Fell in love with this film the first time I switched over a TV and heard Shreikback put to Graham backing up in the Jacobi backyard. This is the big one for me.