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

  • Spider-Man: No Way Home

    Spider-Man: No Way Home

    ★★★★

    Watching this in the theater was a blast, my audience clapped and cheered multiple times, which don’t happen often, and that really reminds me of why I love going to cinemas.

    Experiencing a very well-crafted movie with the community and appreciate it together. It was a full joy.

    I’m not really a fan of MCU Spiderman, but this gets me excited for their future films.

    S-tier performance from everyone, but the standout here is definitely Willem Dafoe returning as Green Goblin. Steals the scene every time he appears.

  • Zack Snyder's Justice League

    Zack Snyder's Justice League

    ★★★★

    We need a continuation of this

  • The House That Jack Built

    The House That Jack Built

    ★★★★

    Oh god.. i feel sick.

  • Paranormal Activity 2

    Paranormal Activity 2

    ★★★★

    I might be in the minority here, but found-footage can be such an effective horror tool if it’s done correctly.

    Paranormal Activity 2 is a good example.

  • Reservoir Dogs

    Reservoir Dogs

    ★★★★

    I want to confess :
    I haven’t watch any QT movies at all..

    I’m planning to watch all of his work prior seeing Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. I’m giving this a 4 just because I believe his later films are far more remarkable.

  • Living in Oblivion

    Living in Oblivion

    ★★★★

    Shown in my producing class today.

    Living in Oblivion is one of those little delights for a film buff to see, or perhaps of a particular film buff.

  • The Autopsy of Jane Doe

    The Autopsy of Jane Doe

    ★★★★

    100 Movies Challenge (1st Apr - 30th Jun)
    #22

    It has everything a horror movie fans would like to see: disturbing scenes, contained suspense, some good scares, creepy atmosphere, and a story that’s creepy enough to keep you up at night thinking about dead bodies.

    Some false scares were annoying, and there are a few plot holes. But it hasn’t ruined the experience for me, it’s still a good watch for fans of the genre.

  • Avengers: Endgame

    Avengers: Endgame

    ★★★★

    100 Movies Challenge (1st Apr - 30th Jun)
    #22


    Firstly, it’s a complete mess, but in a good way. Can’t think of a more fitting conclusion than to just mash all of the superheroes and the plot points together and see what happens. 

    The first two hours were full of fan service moments and the plot didn’t really move forward as fast as it could’ve, which could be rough to get through, unless you’ve really watched every MCU movies from…

  • Cloverfield

    Cloverfield

    ★★★★

    100 Movies Challenge (1st Apr - 30th Jun)
    #18

    This movie did a really good job of making you feel as though you’re taking part in the movie. It’s gotta be one of the best found-footage movie out there. If it’s not filmed in that style, the experience and the atmosphere wouldn’t be as powerful as it is.

    I already watched 10 Cloverfield Lane and Cloverfield Paradox prior to this, and I don’t seem to really get the connection between the three despite the presence of the Cloverfield monster. Is this supposed to be a trilogy?

  • Jackie

    Jackie

    ★★★★

    100 Movie Challenge (1st Apr - 30th Jun)
    #5

    For the most part, I enjoyed Jackie. That music score of wailing violins in the beginning followed by unflattering close-up cinematography, Jackie becomes a haunting experience and ultimately a crushing story about grief.

    To be honest, this is a film where I liked pretty much everything, but didn’t love as much. The cinematography, costumes, and the music score were great, but the only thing that I truly loved was Natalie Portman’s performance as Jackie Kennedy. This movie wouldn’t work at all if it wasn’t for her performance. She was fantastic!

  • Shazam!

    Shazam!

    ★★★★

    100 Movie Challenge (1st Apr - 30th Jun)
    #2

    Not only this is a good superhero movie for the DCEU; but on its own, this movie was great from start to finish. Such a fun movie! Witty, sweet, joyful, obnoxious, and genuine.  It perfectly blends action and comedy while still keeping the necessarily emotional components needed to make a meaningful story.

    Although, there’s a decision in the end that didn’t really work for me, and the villain that gets boring over time, but those things were pushed aside instantly as the movie kept maintaining the entertainment value on a high level.

  • Unfriended

    Unfriended

    ★★★★

    This shit is just so entertaining

    Didn’t intended to watch the movie, but ended up watching the whole thing.

    A lot of unrealistic and stupid stuff, but who cares? As I said, it’s ENTERTAINING as fuck from even when the Universal logo showed up.