Niko_Ramses

I've logged almost every Curious George film, so I'm practically a certified cinephile right?

Favorite films

  • The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)
  • The Producers
  • Some Like It Hot
  • Shrek 2

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  • The Gift

    ★★★

  • Halloween

    ★★★

  • The Dead Don't Die

    ★★★

  • Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter

    ★★

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  • The Gift

    The Gift

    ★★★

    The Gift is a rather simple film in terms of its premise and themes, however it succeeds due to excellent performances by its main trio of actors as well as it's excellent generation of atmosphere building and in its ability to elevate tension throughout.


    However, a stand-out aspect of The Gift is in its set design, namely the house that Bateman and Hall's characters reside in. Without giving much away, the completely glass home allows for people to look in…

  • Halloween

    Halloween

    ★★★

    "I got peanut butter on my penis" is a line that should be studied in film school.

    Halloween is essentially what The Force Awakens was for the Star Wars; a reintroduction to an iconic franchise for established fans by modernizing elements of what worked best in previous instalments while simultaneously using these elements to engage a new generation of movie-goers in a series that lost its footing a long time ago.

    In this sense, Halloween succeeds, not only as a…

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  • The Dead Don't Die

    The Dead Don't Die

    ★★★

    Other than an ending that becomes a little too “we live in a society” for my liking, The Dead Don’t Die is an interesting movie. It’s a movie that maintains a rather dreamlike quality with scenes that meander and plotlines that become pointless almost instantaneously and is filled with strange pauses and repetitions of dialogue throughout almost every character interaction. At times this is to the film's advantage, but at other times, it harms it, making it feel as though Jarmusch was simply padding the runtime.

  • Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter

    Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter

    ★★

    While Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter doesn’t feel as repetitive as previous installments in the franchise, it isn’t as particularly memorable in the way that the other installments were either. It’s more of the same thing with mildly better acting (minus the “He’s killing me” line and whatever the hell was going on with the mortician), but less effective.

    There are elements of this film that work well such as the dynamics between the Jarvis family (mainly between Tommy…