thelilyankee has written 20 reviews for films rated ★★★★ during 2018.

  • 28 Weeks Later

    28 Weeks Later

    ★★★★

    I think this movie is very well done,

    The action was full on pulse pounding. It was incredible for a horror film. When there's no violence, there's fear and tension. When there is on-screen violence, there is absolute shock and horror.


    The emotion is excellent for a horror film too. In this film the emotions were well placed and not cheesy at all. 


    I didn’t know this movie is a sequel. Even the sequel is this good, then I’ll definitely going to see 28 Days Later soon.

  • The Fundamentals of Caring

    The Fundamentals of Caring

    ★★★★

    It was pure entertainment from start to finish wonderfully funny and just restored a little bit of faith in the form of acting and humanity.

    If you are in the mood for an up beat feel good movie with a lot of laughs this is a pleasantly easy watch, that the whole family can enjoy.

  • The Cabin in the Woods

    The Cabin in the Woods

    ★★★★

    "The Cabin in the Woods" is a weird movie that can not be precisely genre determined. It gathers horror ideas that we’ve seen countless times and turns them completely upside-down. 

    It is a funny-scary movie with great visuals and even better dialogues and one-liners, and its pace and twists will not let you get bored even for a minute. And the final half is one of the most ridiculous and one of the most awesome things I have ever seen on the big screen. It is not a masterpiece, but it is a real gem and I loved it.

  • Widows

    Widows

    ★★★★

    If you are looking for a smart, intelligent, well-made, well-crafted, well-acted action-heist flick to see with the family over the weekend, then Widows is what you need.


    This movie is very well directed and very well acted, especially from Viola Davis. She brings a strength and vulnerability to her role and makes a surprisingly complex and charismatic center to this film.


    The screenplay by McQueen and Flynn is full of plot twists and turns, of course, keeping you guessing throughout…

  • Sinister

    Sinister

    ★★★★

    This is a much better horror movie that I haven't get for quite a while. This is about as scary as I want to movie to be. I genuinely jumped a few times watching this and once or twice closed my ears. I particularly liked the use of the found footage in this movie. It was very well linked into the overall film and extremely disturbing.

  • Phoenix Forgotten

    Phoenix Forgotten

    ★★★★

    This is a hidden gem movie which not a lot of people know of its existence. Do not overlook or underestimate this movie. I did not expect at all to like it as much as I did.

    This is not a typical found footage horror movie you've seen before. From the beginning there's already a sense of suspense to it and mystery behind what happened to the missing kids. and the actual events aren't your usual CGI and jumpscare filled horror.

  • Downfall

    Downfall

    ★★★★

    Downfall makes you live the horrors and craziness of war. Bruno Ganz's interpretation of Adolf Hitler is worthy of an Oscar. He is completely believable. It's sad that it's made a meme that now everybody will see it differently. Also the rest of the cast performs admirably. You feel transported to Berlin as it was bombarded by the Russians.

    If you're interested to see Hitler's last few days, this historical war-drama will pleased you.

  • Compliance

    Compliance

    ★★★★

    If it didn't say 'based on true story', no one would ever believe the ridiculousness and the stupidity of this movie. The fact that this is a true story is just insane.

    You will spend more time with your mouth open in disbelief of whats happening then actually enjoying the movie. It really is disturbing.

  • The Dark Knight

    The Dark Knight

    ★★★★

    Arguably one of the best comic book movie ever made.
    I don't have to say anything about this movie, everything have been said.

  • A Ghost Story

    A Ghost Story

    ★★★★

    This movie is weird, but original. It is a simple story with such a deep, depressing, and powerful meaning.

    Be careful on what you expect going into this movie, because it might bored you.

  • 8 Mile

    8 Mile

    ★★★★

    8 Mile was an excellent movie. Eminem was a better actor than I could have dreamed for him to be. He put on a great show, and kept me interested throughout the entire movie.

    If you go into "8 Mile" expecting to see an action film with explosions and such then you're in for a let down. "8 Mile" is an amazing story about a white wannabe rapper trying to make it in the underground world of rapping. There isn't…

  • Wheelman

    Wheelman

    ★★★★

    Well made and well written. Frank Grillo’s were great in this.