• Day Shift

    Day Shift

    ★★★½

    Delicious garbage that I enjoyed immensely.

  • Nope

    Nope

    ★★★★

    Certainly a slow burn but one that’s worth sitting through to the end. It takes the concept of the classic UFO and reinvents it in a terrifying and modern new way. The sound design is on point and perfectly captures what the sound of a disturbing Alien creature would sound like. All of the supporting cast was fantastic especially Keke Palmer who was my favourite character.

  • The Counselor

    The Counselor

    ★½

    So dull and boring to the point that it feels genuinely insulting. Besides a couple good moments by Fassbender the cast and the director are both completely wasted. The main character feels like he has no proper introduction or soild conclusion. Not to mention that the majority of this film is just characters with zero chemistry vomiting forgettable dialogue.

  • Bullet Train

    Bullet Train

    ★★★★

    I have basically the same feelings for EEAAO that I do for this film. A really unique and colourful film that uses it’s environment and objects to its full advantage to create some excellent action scenes but both films are weighed down by the occasional joke not landing but overall are so audacious and fun that it would be difficult for someone to not enjoy them.

  • Milk

    Milk

    ★★★★½

    A really excellent look into both Harvey Milk and LGBT history. Harvey is such a charismatic and likeable person and the same goes for the rest of the supporting cast. Gus Van Sant is becoming one of my favourite directors.

  • Howl's Moving Castle

    Howl's Moving Castle

    ★★★★½

    I have this sorta tradition with myself that I watch this movie every year on the 29th of July and it’s important to me since it got me to broaden my horizons when it comes films and got me into anime and foreign cinema. I don’t love it as much as I used to but it’ll always have a special place in my heart.

  • Elvis

    Elvis

    ★★★★

    Before this came out I expected it to be another safe and innocent music biopic that doesn’t dig into the main characters “dark side” enough and while this film is that to a certain extent it managed to impress me by being a great loveletter to Elvis as a whole whilst also being honest when it comes to his roots as a musician. Baz Luhrmann’s manic and energetic style works so well for a character like Elvis.

  • Saving Private Ryan

    Saving Private Ryan

    ★★★★

    Summer scavenger hunt prompt 15: Watch a  letterboxd users number 1 favourite film

    Might be a controversial take but I found this to be more shocking than Come and See. The horrifying screams of soldiers as their bodies got mutilated just shook me to my core a slightly more than anything in Come and See.

    The dialogue feels very natural and is used to ground the characters and make them feel like real people. The Omaha Beach scene is probably one of the greatest opening scenes in any movie and the final battle is equally just as fantastic.

  • Inland Empire

    Inland Empire

    ★★

    Summer scavenger hunt prompt 9: Watch a film by David Lynch

    If i had a nickel every time a famous director known for making strange and disturbing films made a film that was quite similar to Satoshi Kons Perfect Blue I'd have two nickels which isn't a lot but it's weird that it happened twice.

  • Minions: The Rise of Gru

    Minions: The Rise of Gru

    ★★

    Watching this directly after seeing Pans Labyrinth Is literally the most contrasting experience ever.

  • Pan's Labyrinth

    Pan's Labyrinth

    ★★★★

    I was surprised that this was more of a war film rather than a dark fantasy film but it doesn’t bother me that much since both the war and dark fantasy aspects are both done incredibly well and it’s interesting to see both aspects intertwine with each other in the story. I’m shocked that this is rated a 15 considering the amount of blood and gore in it (not a bad thing I was just surprised). My only complaint is that I wish there was a bit more dark fantasy.

  • Pom Poko

    Pom Poko

    ★★★

    Summer scavenger hunt prompt 24: Watch a film you have been putting off for the longest time

    This is such a bizarre film. This movie will go from scenes of raccoons playing to scenes of them getting hit by cars which is weird considering this is a kids movie and while the premise is fairly interesting and the first hour is pretty good I felt like the last hour of the movie felt kinda slow and a bit disjointed.

    Additionally the majority of the raccoons efforts to make the humans go away didn’t really feel like they had any affect and just made me dislike them.