The Lost Boys embodies the 80s in so many ways, the aesthetics are cool, vibrant, trashy and the setting of the California boardwalk works perfectly for this film. Dark, atmospheric and a killer soundtrack which sets the mood incredibly well. Legitimately, one of the finest and most stylish vampire films which certainly stands the test of time, it’s a cult classic, quintessential and has everything. The characters are fun, the dialogue is highly quotable, and I’m obsessed with this film.
The Crow: Salvation 2000
The Crow: Salvation is a huge drop-off in quality compared to the first sequel, lacking the darkness and tone, and the 'Crow' design is horrible. Unfortunately, the story is boring, and it was a chore to get through, however, the soundtrack was the only main redeeming quality. One to avoid.
Olivia Cooke is absolutely tremendous in Thoroughbreds, playing such an emotionless disconnected character, and Anya Taylor-Joy is always great. Awkward humor and a nicely executed dark score that fits the mood and tone of the story. It's not a film I would probably watch again, to be honest but really enjoyed it.
Captain Phillips 2013
I am baffled as to why an Oscar nomination has eluded Tom Hanks for his portrayal of Captain Phillips.
This does not sit well with me. Hanks was remarkable.
The Power of the Dog 2021
On a technical level, The Power of the Dog is outstanding, masterclass of acting from all involved, gorgeous cinematography and camerawork. A haunting score from Jonny Greenwood, and smart direction from Jane Campion. However, it's a shame the story doesn't quite follow suit. It's far from dull, and I liked it a lot, but I just wanted more from it.