• The Irishman

    The Irishman

    ★★★★★

    If Goodfellas glorified the Mob life, then The Irishman tore it to absolute shreds. The cruel fate of Frank Sheeran slowly creeps up on you and although you can see everything going downhill from the halfway mark, Scorsese's gripping direction ensures that you can't look away. If Goodfellas is the realistic duality to the operatic darkness of The Godfather, then this film certainly shares the same duality to The Godfather Part 2.

    The alienation Frank experiences from his own family…

  • Two Hands

    Two Hands

    ★★★½

    Pretty standard plot with some great twists.
    I loved the aussie characters and slang plus the cast performed well except for Rose Byrne, who wasn't given enough to work with and came off very flat. Theres a bit of cheese to couldve been left on the cutting room floor but overall Two Hands is an efficient, stylish film packed with hilarious moments.

  • Le Cercle Rouge

    Le Cercle Rouge

    ★★★★

    Proto HEAT. Super cool professionals silently doing business amongst a dirty city filled with cops and criminals.
    The heist sequence is the best part of the film. It's almost silent and just boiling with tension. The cast's (especially Alain Delon) smooth delivery and slick performances glide through the gorgeous sets and drab colour pallette

  • Pusher III

    Pusher III

    ★★★½

    In Pusher 3, a slower pace is adapted to match the aging protagonist Milo, whose status as antagonist in the first Pusher marks this film as a very interesting watch to see how Refn humanizes a character that was so easy to hate in the trilogy's first entry.

    This has to be my least favourite of the series as I don't think Milo got enough of a redemption as Tony (Pusher 2) and certainly didn't earn sympathy like Frank (Pusher)…

  • The Pink Panther

    The Pink Panther

    Hamburger joke wasnt funny when I was 10 years old and still isnt funny now.
    Fuck everyone who has never seen the original pink panther movies and fuck them even harder for finding this dogshit funny. Rest in peace Peter Sellers, may Steve Martin get hit by a bus for desecrating your movies.

  • Uncut Gems

    Uncut Gems

    ★★★★

    rollercoaster of anxiety. rewatch doesnt come close to the tension of the first viewing as the surprises in the plot add so much more to the experience, but still enjoyable just for the ever growing sense of dread. still a good thrill ride with Darius Khondji capturing a gorgeous aesthetic

  • Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard

    Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard

    On this Saturday night, there were four movies to choose from at the Cinema.
    Black Widow: a mediocre superhero flick
    Jungle Cruise: a generic adventure movie based on a theme park ride
    Space Jam 2: a 2hr advertisement for a conglomerate of franchise ownership
    And The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard: A tired sequel to a lame b-grade "comedy" movie

    Commercial Movie theatres deserve their death.

  • Logan

    Logan

    ★★★★

    BRVTAL.
    loses a star for that sloppy third act.
    I still love the opening and havent forgotten it since seeing it in cinemas.
    The reluctant hero works very well and the minimal amount of lore you need to understand marks this as a standalone picture and probably the 2nd best superhero film ever made. (1st is The Incredibles)
    No doubt Logan gains that title because it is a hardcore western and has nothing to do with superheroes.
    Who would've thought that well-written characters, bold risks and no family-friendly bs + merchandising can make a good movie.

  • Le Samouraï

    Le Samouraï

    ★★★★½

    Stunning and tense. Feel like there's a missed hint with the big end reveal but the rest of the film is undoubtedly masterful.

  • The Searchers

    The Searchers

    ★★★★½

    The product of a bygone era uses unsound methods to usher in a new world. A new world that ironically cannot allow him to enter. He's hailed as a hero for the results of his actions but if the victims were any different he'd be jailed for savagery.
    Civilization uses and destroys these men.
    They train them for their savagery, they use them for grand purpose and they throw them away in order to protect the new world, the new morality.
    Morality founded on blood and savagery questions its own existence in a chaotic world and man is nothing more than a tool to deliver it.

  • Taxi Driver

    Taxi Driver

    ★★★★★

    Bernard Herrmann's score grants this film 5 stars alone.

  • Leaving Las Vegas

    Leaving Las Vegas

    ★★★★½

    career-best performances. original love story and tragic spiral of a dying man and an angelic woman. true love, no judgement that asks the viewer of the same. ballsy filmmakin' no punches pulled. drink till i die