HandsomeLad has written 8 reviews for films rated ★★★★★ .

  • Wake in Fright

    Wake in Fright


    Everybody gangsta in Australia until someone says "wanna have a drink, mate?

  • Cléo from 5 to 7

    Cléo from 5 to 7


    Ultimate 1960s French vibe film. Haven't seen some kino in a while, so this was my breath of fresh air experience. Saw it in a theater 2k restoration version. I enjoyed this as a time capsule film and I'm excited to explore the rest of Varda's filmography. Very exotic, poetic and beautiful.

  • A Man Escaped

    A Man Escaped


    As soon as the clock turned 4 AM in the film at the climactic sequence, it was 4 AM for me irl, so I was extremely immersed at that point.

    Anyways, I loved every second of this masterpiece. It was very tight, suspenseful and very minimalistic (in the best way possible). Although the title already spoils the film, I found myself to be on the edge of my seat, fearing for that man's life. The sound was used really well in this.


  • Seven Samurai

    Seven Samurai


    For a three and a half hour long runtime, this movie feels like two hours! It has such a simple premise, yet its so brilliantly executed with its masterful direction by the one and only, Akira Kurosawa. I'm really tempted to watch his other works, as he's considered to be by many as one of the most influential filmmakers in cinema history. I highly recommend this movie and don't feel intimidated by its length. Absolutely incredible. I'll definitely be looking forward to his filmography.

  • 12 Angry Men

    12 Angry Men


    Most intellectually satisfying movie in history.

  • The Godfather: Part II

    The Godfather: Part II


    Robert De Niro was quite handsome as young Vito Corleone, no homo.

    Besides that, I thought this film was a big expansion of the first Godfather film. I liked the locations of the Las Vegas casinos, Miami, Cuba, Sicily and the late 1910s New York City. The story of Michael Corleone is very tragic yet fascinating. All of the aspects of filmmaking is well handled and I'm looking forward to watch the third part (which I heard it sucked, but my friend said some cut is an improvement).

  • Cat City

    Cat City


    OG's remember this cinematic masterpiece

  • There Will Be Blood

    There Will Be Blood


    Daniel Day-Lewis delivers the most incredible performance of his entire career!

    Paul Thomas Anderson's There Will Be Blood keeps audiences hooked with tension, powerful performances and masterful directing, from the first frame of the film, til the roll of the end credits. It is certainly one of the finest films of 2000s.