brendanrr has written 52 reviews for films rated ★★★★½ .

  • Big Trouble in Little China

    Big Trouble in Little China


    this is movie is just way too damn fun. showing my friends some John Carpenter this weekend while they lay around hungover 😆

  • Why Don't You Play in Hell?

    Why Don't You Play in Hell?


    starts off a little jumbled and slow but stick with it because it’s so worth it. this is movie is so funny. 

    “Fuck Bombers Forever”

  • To Live and Die in L.A.

    To Live and Die in L.A.


    I missed a lot of subtleties the first time I watched this. this movie is really fantastic, exciting, and absurd even. a true gem. Two not-so-Secret Service agents going absolutely bonkers in the city of Angels.

  • Ran



    fantastically epic, a stunning accomplishment and also manages to stay compelling.

    Hidetora and Lady Kaede were my favorite characters, and in my opinion brought the film to the next level while on screen.

  • Joint Security Area

    Joint Security Area


    Probably my favorite “war” movie I’ve seen, mostly because friendship is the main theme and there is very little of any war. 

    whenever war/fighting is a topic of discussion, I always think back to that scene in 2001 A Space Odyssey when the monkey learns to use a bone as a tool,  (the tool being used for the first time ever, happens to be a weapon) and I say to myself, damn if only that monkey never picked up that bone, I wonder what the world would be like.

  • Spartacus



    a stunning and ambitious feat, can only wonder how it would’ve turned out if Kubrick got to do what he wanted with the script, but I still loved this.

  • Schizopolis



    brilliantly clever, totally insane but it works in ways I cannot explain. 

    didn’t mean to rhyme there but I’m leaving it.

    Turns out early Soderbergh is extremely my shit.

  • Stoker



    I like in the beginning on the stairs, when the uncle said “I have the high ground Anakin

    this was a bold, disturbing film, that definitely pulls your emotions every which way, topped with some solid twists that keep you guessing.

    I really don’t want to say much more, I’d just recommend watching it.

  • Rope



    You gotta watch out for those Brandon’s, they’re nuts. Us Brendan’s have nothing to do with them.

  • Ready or Not

    Ready or Not


    I show this movie to anyone who hasn’t seen it, I just love everything about it, it’s so chaotic, nonsensical and funny.

    To many they may not be comparable, but I would choose this over Knives Out every time.

  • Chungking Express

    Chungking Express


    I was on a mission to find a Wong Kar-wai film that I enjoy, after being quite underwhelmed by In the Mood for Love and Fallen Angels, and this is it. Certainly in my opinion the strongest storyline and characters out of the 3 films I’ve seen.

  • Light Sleeper

    Light Sleeper


    hell. yes. I’ve seen a few Schrader films now, so I was honestly expecting another bleak, morbid tale, and while for the most part that’s exactly what this was, what I liked about Light Sleeper was that he actually gave us a glimmer of hope. dare I say I was even charmed by the ending?