thelilyankee has written 45 reviews for films rated ★★★½ .

  • The Guilty

    The Guilty

    ★★★½

    Jake Gyllenhaal is great as per usual. Quite an enjoyable movie although it doesn’t give you more than a thrill ride.

    Haven’t seen the original, probably should’ve seen that instead of this remake.

  • The Babysitter: Killer Queen

    The Babysitter: Killer Queen

    ★★★½

    Not as amusing as the first one, but still pretty fun and enjoyable. 

    The ending saved this from being a disappointment.

    Check it out if you’re looking for something fun and nothing serious.

  • El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

    El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

    ★★★½

    Been binging Breaking Bad for the past few weeks and ends it with this film. Such an amazing show.

    El Camino didn’t live up to my expectations, but it’s a nice finishing touch to wrap up the whole story of Breaking Bad. The show wouldn’t be complete without this movie.

    Better Call Saul is next.

  • Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

    Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

    ★★★½

    Merry Christmas ya filthy animal

  • Fighting with My Family

    Fighting with My Family

    ★★★½

    I’m a wrestling fan, and I like Paige quite a bit. So I’m automatically interested with this movie.

    It’s a simple movie with simple storyline, and it can’t help feeling cliched. Training montage, sibling rivalry leading to a profound confrontation that resolve the issue, and the underdog overcoming the odds. We’ve seen all this before, but here at least they were all done very well.

  • Black Mirror: Striking Vipers

    Black Mirror: Striking Vipers

    ★★★½

    Can you fall in love with more than just the physical?
    Diminishing boundaries between VR and reality to a point where it becomes disturbing. I definitely wouldn’t say it’s a favorite, but it does have a very profound message.

    It’s quite good, but pretty average compared to the other episodes.

  • Ingrid Goes West

    Ingrid Goes West

    ★★★½

    This movie is objectively good, it didn’t do anything unforgivable. And the issues raised here are very relevant nowadays. To sum it up, it is a good movie.

    But, I cannot say I will ever want to watch it again or that I enjoyed it that much in the first place.

  • Aladdin

    Aladdin

    ★★★½

    It was a decent adaptation. Surely not flawless and it did miss some of the magic of the original Disney cartoon. However, it was a worthy remake with many fine elements.

    The most surprising fact was Will Smith performance who actually nailed it most of the times and was very funny and well nuanced.
    Not perfect, but pretty fun.

  • John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum

    John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum

    ★★★½

    #28

    It’s exactly what you’d expect going in to a John Wick movie, and it didn’t disappoint. 

    This movie does not let up. It’s a non-stop action scenes from start to finish, and all of them are wonderfully crafted. Excellent performance by Keanu Reeves and all of the stunts, as always.

    My only issue I came across with this film was that John Wick doesn’t have that motivation to avenge his dog’s death, or get his car back like the…

  • High Life

    High Life

    ★★★½

    100 Movies Challenge (1st Apr - 30th Jun)
    #23

    I really like the kind of movie that speaks in metaphors and requires my own interpretation to see what it actually means. But for all it’s heavy themes, It didn’t really hit me so hard emotionally.

    This is more of an arthouse film than I anticipated. Claire Denis directed this movie in the most unconventionally beautiful way.

  • Goodnight Mommy

    Goodnight Mommy

    ★★★½

    100 Movies Challenge (1st Apr - 30th Jun)
    #20

    Goodnight Mommy is a great example of how the familiar can be much more terrifying than any outside monster could dream.

    Fantastic low budget but artfully made psychological horror. This one had me gasping by the end of it.

  • Apollo 18

    Apollo 18

    ★★★½

    100 Movies Challenge (1st Apr - 30th Jun)
    #15

    There’s nothing more terrifying than being stranded in space, no control and no help, maybe more terrifying at least, is the guys who sent you up there telling you they’re not bringing you back.

    I’m aware that I’m in the minority when I say that I like found footage movies. Some people seem to hate it just because it’s cheap to make and produce a lot of money. For horror itself,…