maxdaweber has written 180 reviews for films during 2021.

  • The Manchurian Candidate

    The Manchurian Candidate

    ★★★★

    A very solid thriller from Frankenheimer. Gripping for nearly all of its runtime with a great final sequence. Would recommend if you want a tight political thriller.

  • Eyes Wide Shut

    Eyes Wide Shut

    ★★★★½

    Fantastic. Probably the best acting I think I've ever seen from Cruise and a great performance from Kidman. The cinematography is also phenomenal, nailing the dreamlike surrealist atmosphere of the movie. Highly recommend this next Christmas if you want some weirdo shit to watch.

  • Red Rocket

    Red Rocket

    ★★★★

    Stuck between a 8 and a 9 but damn good. Simon Rex is fantastic as an absolute fucking prick as is the rest of the supporting cast as people who have to deal with his bullshit. Also one of the best needle drops of the year, bye bye bye will never be the same.

  • The King's Man

    The King's Man

    ★★½

    Wasn’t bored to tears like I expected but still not the best. This is definitely better than the second one and the action is really solid, but the story never really interested me and a lot of characters felt wasted (especially Rasputin). Idk watch Matrix resurrections instead.

  • The Night Before

    The Night Before

    ★★★★

    This is a Christmas classic.

  • Don't Look Up

    Don't Look Up

    ★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    The ending and the slowthai needle drop make this a 7. The performances are pretty good, Jonah Hill especially. I honestly think that the ending is essential to drive home the point of mfs not caring about people and just profits. This is def better than vice.

  • Krampus

    Krampus

    ★★★

    Rad as fuck seeing practical puppets and a goofier tone for a horror movie. Very fun.

  • The Matrix Resurrections

    The Matrix Resurrections

    ★★★★

    "My dream ended here"

    This is the kind of blockbuster that needs to be made. It stumbles at times, but it's incredibly bold and human with its execution. A reboot that actually tried to do something unique with these ideas and characters. Not for everyone but definitely for me.

  • Nightmare Alley

    Nightmare Alley

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Bradley cooper's laugh/sob at the end of this is haunting. Like Jesus Christ.

  • The Matrix Revolutions

    The Matrix Revolutions

    ★★½

    This is messy with some bad action besides the final smith neo fight, but still tried something different, so automatically than a shit ton of other blockbusters.

  • The Invisible Guest

    The Invisible Guest

    ★★★★

    That twist had me screaming holy fuck. The most engaged I've been by a thriller in a minute.

  • The Matrix Reloaded

    The Matrix Reloaded

    ★★★

    I can't imagine being someone in 2003, not knowing it's a trilogy, and seeing that fucking ending lmao.